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as I am driving, keeping the pedal held down slightly, it runs and shifts fine. If i press the pedal down about 1/3 of the way, the rpms drop and coasts. if i push the pedal to about 2/3 of the way, the rpms pick back up and moves forward, but with less power than normal and i have to let off the pedal for it to shift.. Also when i ... Read More
My 1996 chevy blazer is having issues when i try to start it. i turn the key on and all the electrical stuff works like normal but when i go to start the vehicle everything dies and nothing has power. its a brand new battery and i have to boost it to start it when this happens. Please and thank you for any advice.
The 1990-2001 S10 and Blazer ABS system is a poor design and the 1995 - 2001 ABS was improved over the 1989-1994 ABS system. With ABS brakes it is important to flush the brake fluid every 10,000 miles, including the ABS modulator. It takes special equipment and technical knowledge to flush the ABS modulator and unfortunately, most auto repair shops don't have the expertise to bleed the air out of the ... Read More
Since it's gotten cold out (below 40) my blazer won't start on the first try after turning the ignition for 2 seconds (as long as it would take to normally start), but trying the 2nd time it starts okay. If I hold the key for much longer than 2 seconds it starts chugging but won't start and if I try a second time it chugs faster and will eventually start. It's ... Read More
I got the same car. I understand what your talking about when u say the "First Ten". My car has the same issue where it only shifts just right in those first mins at the first start of the day. Get someone to check your codes. Mine was my 3-2 Shift Solenoid. I went to AdvanceAuto and got the part for like 30 something. The Solenoid just melts out in these ... Read More
Hi! I recently purchased a 1996 Chevy Blazer 4 by 4. When driving, the "Check Engine" light comes on and I noticed my transmission slipping. My car has to reach a couple thousand to three thousand RPM's to finally start moving. Just by happenstance, my battery died on the car. When I jumped it, my check engine light was off and my car shifted and drove fine. After about 10 minutes ... Read More
You should read the codes stored in the ABS system to give you more focus on your diagnosis.
I just bought a '96 Chevy Blazer. The ABS light comes on steady. Attempting to troubleshoot, I found the lead power wires going to the ABS. One (black) is a ground. Two red wires are also present. One is from the battery and runs hot all the time. The other I'm not sure about, but isn't running hot ever aparently. Should this run hot from the ignition switch? Is it possible ... Read More
1996 Chevy S10 Blazer 4X4 First of all I am not a mechanic, so I hope I can help. This is what I think about the hot stalling problem. If you have checked fuel pressure and it's good, the fuel pump is probably OK. Then check the fuel pump relay, when you turn the key to "on" not start, the fuel pump will run for a couple of seconds. Someone else ... Read More
A ignition coil degrades over time. You never know how bad it was until you replace it. The coil should be replaced at least every 100,000 miles. The same applies to the ICM (Ignition Control Module) in the distributor. That device should be replaced when you replace the coil. Be sure to use heat sink paste (not dielectric grease) on the heat sink plate under the ICM and use new GM ... Read More
Bleeding ABS brakes is a sore spot on the Chevrolet S10 Blazers. Most auto repair shops give up trying to get the correct brake pedal travel after about 2 hours of foot pumping. The shop then will tell the customer that the ABS modulator is bad and needs to be replaced. The ABS modulator costs $700 for a rebuilt unit for the 1985 -1994 ABS brake systems. Rebuilt modulators are not ... Read More
My 1996 Chevy Blazer's check engine light came on and read for the shift solenoids. So i dropped the pan and replaced all of the solenoids along with the Manifold Pressure Switch, Internal Wire Harness, all Check balls, and put a new transmission filter kit and now it will not shift into any gear at all. If anyone has any idea on what i could of hooked up wrong can you ... Read More
i have a 1996 chevy blazer with over 157,000 miles on it. i had to have it towed today. i think it is the transmission. it startd out not wanting to go into reverse then i could not even drive it because it would not go. just wondering what type of cost am i looking at and if it would be worth getting it fixed, any help i would appreciate it ... Read More
A 1996 Chevrolet Blazer w/AC, V6 eng. (LF6), uses AC Delco 15-4684 fan clutch. The front of the clutch should have one of the following letter codes stamped in black paint: GDL, NK, GAR,or GGK. A fan and fan clutch turns CCW from the front of the engine if the serpentine belt goes over the TOP of the fan pulley because the engine turns CW.
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I have been experiencing very intermittent problems with the transmission. At stops, the tranny slips before engaging. One time as I was coming to a stop, the tranny actually up-shifted!! This does not happen every day; maybe once or twice every couple weeks or so, then seems to run fine. I have no problems with the gears, or it shifting in general. I have been told that it may need a ... Read More
I have a 1996 chevy blazer and my lights keeps going off intermittently. During that time I can hear noise coming from my glove box. I changed all 3 relay switches in the glove box and to no avail, my lights still keep going off. I spoke with several people who told me it could possible be my turn signal arm or a poor connection. Need some assistance.
i replaced everything from a radiator, fuel filter, fuel pump, yet i still am having problems .... truck starts rough, then it goes but will lose power and not move, i turn the truck off and restart it .... it moves again ..... then after so long it does the same sh_t again .... can u help me thx
g ha`scanged .I took the alternator to the Auto Zone to have it checked to see if something was wrong with it , I was told that it was fine. I am trying to find out what could wrong with my truck my battery is not getting a charge. Can someone please help?
1996 chevy blazer.. Engine turns over but won't start..I'm not to much of a mech..But I can swap parts if I know the right direction to go.. Dies this sound like a fuel pump or filter issue? I don't have anyway to test fuel pressure..But if swapping a fuel filter can save me from spending bigger bucks to swap a fuel pump, I will..Or am I looking in the wrong place? ... Read More
The 3.4L Chevrolet V6 is very limited to performance up-grades. It was about optimum in performance when it left the factory. The exhaust system is very good and the ignition system is excellent. The S10/S15 Blazer/Jimmy fuel injection system can support up to 300 HP without any modification. Use a premimum NAPA distributor cap with brass electrodes. The AC Delco distributor cap is equipped with aluminum electrodes which will oxidize and ... Read More
I had a similar problem with my wife's Jimmy. I found the problem to be with the catalytic convertor. It would start to rattle when it warmed up causing too much back pressure. I changed it... no more tranny problem. However, that was last year sometime & I thougth i doged the bullet but I spent most of the day looking for a new tranny because reverse wnt out. Another common ... Read More
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Yes I agree this is od as I can not find the source either. I have a 1996 4 x 4 Jimmy with 269,000 miles and it started the churping bird thing on accelleration a few days ago. It will go into the shop tomorrow and I will let you know.
I have a 1996 chevy blazer with 153,000 miles on it. About a week ago, when i started to break, there was a constant "airy" sound. i took it to the shop, and they said the power booster was going bad, but did not have to be replaced yet. They wanted to charge me $500 to replace it. Well, over the last couple of days, after i have stopped for a ... Read More
a while back in this thread there was discussion about driver door fires from the lock/window/mirror assy. I see that it finally went to the recall stage so if you haven't had the update here is the info: General Motors Corporation Models: Chevrolet Blazer Year: 1997 GMC Jimmy Year: 1997 Chevrolet Astro Year: 1998 GMC Safari Year: 1998 Chevrolet C/K Series Year: 1998 GMC C/K Series Year: 1998 Chevrolet Suburban Year: ... Read More
I found out why the Blazer wouldn't start from a very Poor Mechanic . After they put my Blazer up on the Diagnostic check , decided to fix by process of elimination! Very Costly and not efficient at all! They replaced all the wires, plugs, rotor cap, and distriburator. Before even acknowledging me the owner suggestions that it was fuel related. I had told them I had smelled gas in the ... Read More
I just purchased a 1996 Chevy LS Blazer with 93,000 miles for $8200 on Thursday night and on Saturday I took it back to the sales lot to have the following items looked at thinking they were just minor problems: 1) No cold air coming from air conditioner(didn't even try heater)thought it just needed to be charged and I have green coolant not the orange dex-cool 2) Clunking noising in the ... Read More
Hi, I'm hoping someone can offer up some helpful suggestions. I own a 96 Blazer, 4 DR, with about 88k miles on it. Recently, the front end seems to have problems. Basically, when I brake, or just randomly, the vehicle will jerk itself one way or the other. It's quite an unpleasant experience and I'm afraid it is the sign of bad things to come. A transmission guy took a casual ... Read More
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01I018000 Component: SUSPENSION:INDEPENDENT FRONT CONTROL ARM UPPER:BALL JOINT Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP. Year: 1997 Make: CHEVROLET TRUCK Model: BLAZER Recall Date: 01/07/2002 Type of Report: Vehicle Potential Number of Units Affected: Manufactured: / - / Defect Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1996-1997 4-WHEEL DRIVE CHEVROLET BLAZER, ... Read More
A word of warning to anyone who lives in upstate South Carolina: DO NOT buy from, or have your SUV or any other GM vehicle serviced by, Dick Brooks Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac in Anderson. I had a situation where they outsourced a rear end repair that they originally misdiagnosed to a transmission shop, claiming they didn't have a qualified tech to do the work (not sure how they would've handled this ... Read More
I have a 1996 Chevy Blazer that has a case of the "Mississippi Mud". I've had to completely replace my radiator. My mechanic said he'd never seen anything like it in the 30 years he's worked on cars. Does anyone know what recourse I have with GM or what consumer protection agency to contact about this problem? If GM says, and they do so clearly, that the radiator should NOT be ... Read More
My 1996 Blazer has just recently started giving me problems with the fad engaging. after 4 trips to the dealer service department they finally got it repaired. My blazer only has 18,000 miles on it and recently have had more problems. air conditioning went out, alternator just went out, have replaced front brake pads 3 times. HOWEVER!, I contacted Chevrolet customer service and because of the low miles on this vehicle, ... Read More