About Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet Blazer, as a mid-size SUV, was produced by General Motors' Chevrolet Division from 1982 to 2005. When it was first introduced for the 1982 model year, its counterpart GMC S15 Jimmy got introduced as well. It was also called as Chevrolet S10 Blazer as its design was based on Chevrolet S10 pickup truck. Chevrolet Blazer had been manufactured for two generations through 23 years. In its life, it has been Playboy's Truck of Year for 1995 and also Motor Trend's Truck of the Year in the same year.
Actually, the first-generation Chevrolet Blazer (1982-1994) was introduced in 1982 only offering in a two-door bodystyle. Then 4-door versions of Blazer were introduced in March 1990 as a 1991 model. Even in these twelve years, Chevrolet Blazer was powered by multiple engines varying from 1.9 L Isuzu inline 4-cylinder engine to 4.3 L V6 engine and these engines were attached to 5-speed Turbo-Hydramatic manual transmission. Then a full redesigned Chevrolet Blazer introduced in 1994 as a 1995 model unveiled the second generation (1995-2005). There were several trims and models available for it including Base, LS Standard, LT Luxury, Trailblazer Upscale Luxury, Xtreme Sport and ZR2 Off-Road. The North American version Chevrolet Blazer only got power from a 4.3 L V6 engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Chevrolet Blazer Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Equipped with off-road package, Chevrolet Blazer is very fanned by adventurers. However, as used under these harsh conditions, it is easy to encounter many problems. Based on the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, here are the problems Chevrolet Blazer owners have complained most:
First, engine performance reduced dramatically. In general, the condition of the engine often could be seen as the preview of the vehicle's operating condition. Chevrolet Blazer owners have complained that intermittent stalling and misfiring may cause inability to start also decrease the fuel economy. However, what you also should put into consideration is the leaking oil not only produces fuel odor but also poor fuel consumption. So in order to avoid wasting money and increase your Blazer's life expectancy, you can check if crankshaft, fuel injector, intake valve, exhaust valve, oxygen sensor or body control module goes wrong.
Second, transmission and suspension failures. According to Chevrolet Blazer drivers, the specific symptoms of transmission failure are difficulty shifting or wrong gear reading as well as the vehicle refused to go into gears. Normally, this problem could be solved by replace Blazer shift cable or Blazer automatic transmission shifter. As for suspension failure, excessive vibration and sluggish handling as well as ratting noises are most obvious signs. You can attribute the problem to the broken sway bar bushing or faulty shock absorber.
However, you need to take more effort in lengthen your Chevrolet Blazer's lifespan by taking preventative measures in advance. In other words, you need develop the habit of practicing routine maintenance regularly. For some easy-to-wear parts, you need pay more attention. In Blazer, they are radiator, starter, water pump, fan clutch, and wiper switch. Radiator once goes wrong, it will do harm to engine and shorten the lifespan of the whole vehicle; defective starter would make the car unable to start; faulty water pump would not only overheat the engine but also deteriorate engine performance; bad fan clutch would also make an overheating engine and wiper switch may cause potential danger of poor driving visibility. So, routine maintenance on these parts are extremely essential and critical.
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