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Has anything happened to the vehicle electrically? Is the radio stock? Does it have an alarm? Poke around with a flashlight. Sometimes the insulation on some wire or connection will erode causing enough of a short to keep a small amount of current flowing, but not enough to trip a fuse. Try starting at the battery and following the system through. Good luck. It's the things that go "snap" or "clunk" that are easy to fix. Annoying problems like this one can drive you nuts.
Any comments on the 2001? We bought a LT 4WD.
Shield Package (4WD)
Includes transfer case and front differential skid plates, fuel tank and steering linkage shields.
How much are they charging? If its under $100 go for it. I have a silverado with it and its nice worked already a truck blew a tire and i was on the receiving end of it. Checked when i got home at there was a rubber mark on them but thats all.
The silverados skid plate pkg is like $85.
My question is, he thought it was only one plate they installed, but this refers to "plates."
1 for the trans and one for the front diff
Once had a cavalier that kept killing batteries. Turned out to be the dang trunk light. Jerks who fixed my wifes car (after an accident) didn't set the liquid switch in the correct position. That one was a blast to figure out.
since my transmission would only slip in high gear.
The dealer sold me a new tranmission $2200.00.
Last week , no high gear, the dealer claims the
transmission clutch was burnt out. In both cases
the SES light was intermittently on and off, not
flashing. My air conditioner has failed recently
also. The SES light has been giving me problems for
the last 6 months, ever since the dealer updated
the program to fix the ABS braking problem.
Ask to see a manual for the 2001 and look it up.
Russ, I would suspect a bad ground or relay. Try "lightly" tapping your fuse box and light assy's.
"The DRL (Daytime Running Lamps) system on some vehicles may turn off temporarily while the turn signals are activated."
I wouldn't fib, I might get coal in my stocking next week! LOL
This is my 6th one..started buying in 1983 when they came out, renew every three years.absolutly love them, there are times the wife takes it away from me so she can do her hauling. Has anyone seen any specs on the new 2002.. many changes it looks like, new motor, new body style..
There is a small handful of Blazers that come standard with Goodyears. I bought mine from dealer stock in Frankfort IL. I choose my Blazer from several of the same equipped Blazers because of the Goodyears. Not only are they good in snow but they are decent in some light off road use and very good in the rain.
I have found that the Auto Trac system is wonderful in the Minneapolis snow and slush. My only complaint regarding my Blazer is that as the cold temperatures descended on Minnesota; my gas mileage seemed to fall off from 17.5 highway to around 15 mpg.
I am very pleased so far.
Well I dont have a blazer yet.. but January the 1st or so My Granfather is supose to take me to go get one.I already talked to the guy and its a 1996 2dr white abs 4.3 vortec. Wondering a few things How much Gas mileage will I be looking at and where can I find really neat accessories like extra things such as inside lights and stuff to really make it neat and different but not have to spend a fortune. Thanks for your time.
two over the last five years. The worst vehicles we've ever
owned. Like it or not, our new Four-Runner is hands down
a better vehicle. About fifty times better. Unless you enjoy
replacing two year old transmissions and having constant
The other problem I had was the back glass would not lock. It would latch but not lock. It took three trips to the dealer before they determined it was another electronic module in the driver's door that was bad. Then there was the fix for the 4wd last Aug. Now, it has been in once to find out there are no parts and will go again to finally (hopefully) get it fixed again. So, once I go one more time to get the 4wd fixed, it will make a total of six trips to the dealer for warranty service in one year.
John near Indianapolis
Did they ever say anything about a solenoid? Ive heard of those going bad
Bought a new 97 blazer in 11/97 thought it was deal at $19k but have put $4k in repairs. Today the dealer said the fluid leak is caused by bad water pump and needs $600 in repairs.
Anyone want to top this story?
PS Chevy customer support said all this stuff happens all the time and ....don't expect any assistance from them.
After a $70 diagnostic, they told me I needed a new EGR valve. Ok, but they charged me $362 for the part alone! The total repair came to over $600. Does this seem right? I went to an Advance Auto here at home (Rochester, NY) and was qutoed a price of $43 for a new EGR valve, and after looking at a manual, it seems a repair I could have done myself. I am thinking I was taken advantage of because I was from out of town and needed the repair to drive home.
Also, I was recently told I need oil cooler lines repaired: $200 to repair the seals; $300 if they need to replace the lines. This seems high to me as well. Anybody have info on these repair prices?
HOWEVER!, I contacted Chevrolet customer service
and because of the low miles on this vehicle, they have agreed to take care of these problems for me.
Also, the reason why they are so cheap is because the whole product line is being wiped out and redesigned. The resale on models prior to 2002 will go down dramatically.
I too almost bit at all the incentives, I'm not that desparate.
I also have a 2000 Blazer LS (4DR 4WD), and my headlights and dashboard lights often dim for half a second, like the lights in your house might dim briefly when a large appliance turns on and puts a load on the electrical system. This happens at highway speeds, when all I have turned on is the heat and the radio (front/rear wipers off, back window defroster off).
The dealer (which acted like they had never encountered this before) said it took them awhile to figure it out, but their conclusion was that the "body control module", which is computerized, was responding too slowly to new loads on the electrical system, and the lights were dimming for the half second the module was taking to react. They said they then called GM, who said that they are aware of the problem and plan to fix it in a future software update, but they can't estimate when the update might be available.
I also had the Blazer into the same shop just 3 weeks prior for oil cooler line replacement, 2 months prior with a bad pinion seal and 2 months prior for a bad thermostat.
Makes me wonder.
At 34,000 miles, I have tried almost everything. This all started at around 10,000 miles after moving from Florida to Maryland.
Two different dealers and several visits later I have been given several explanations for the problem, far to many to list but of course, none were the fault of GM.
I know the owners manual calls for 87 octane and I am using premium gas with no luck.
One of my visits for service the service manager took me for a ride with the hand held computer hooked up under the dash and prove to me that all was functioning correctly, according to him. I bought his story, went home but still have the ping.
Chevrolet's 1-800 customer service has been no help. You can never speak with the same person.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.