About Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet Blazer is a mid-size SUV manufactured by General Motors from 1982 to 2005. The first Chevrolet Blazer (Chevrolet S10 Blazer) was introduced for 1982 model year. It though has a very short lifespan and only went through two generations, in its time, it still got popularity and recognition. In 1995, the Chevrolet Blazer was the Playboy Magazine's Truck of the year and also the winner of the Motor Trend's Truck of the Year.
This first generation Chevrolet Blazer (1982-1994) was introduced as a 2-door and 4-door SUV, along with the GMC S15 Jimmy. It then was powered by all kinds of engines ranging from 1.9 L ISUZU inline 4-cylinder engine to 4.3 L 4300 V6 engine with 700R4/4L60 transmission and 4L60E transmission. Then in 1994, the second generation Chevrolet Blazer (1995-2005) was unveiled in 1994 as a 1995 model. It offered base model, LS standard trim, LT luxury trim, Trailblazer Upscale Luxury trim, Xtreme Sport trim and ZR2 Off-road trim with 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive powered by 4.3 L Vortec 4300 V6 engine and 2.2 L GM Family II L4 engine only for Indonesia and Brazil and available transmissions included 4-speed 4L60-E automatic and 5-speed manual transmission.
Chevrolet Blazer Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Like many other cars, Chevrolet Blazer will meet some mechanical problems after a period of using. According to the various problems put forward by Chevrolet Blazer vehicle owner, below two are the most frequently mentioned:
First, engine problems. This problem is usual in most cars no exception for Chevrolet Blazer. Owners said that the check engine light on Chevrolet Blazer will come on and the car also suffered engine misfire, difficulty starting, intermittent stalling, rough idling, and backfiring, reduced power and decreased gas mileage. All these are showing that your crankshaft, fuel injector, spark plug or exhaust valve may go bad, you should get some professional or check it by yourself.
Second, shifting problem. This problem shows in these symptoms: the indicator light or cable does not match the gear you are in, you cannot remove the key from the ignition or turn the Chevrolet Blazer off, your Chevrolet Blazer starts in any other gear besides park or neutral and after you start the Chevrolet Blazer and try to shift it into gear, the gear selector does not move. If you have also found these conditions, you should get a new shift cable.
Some other auto parts may not show some obvious symptoms to remind you that they should also get replaced. For example, the air filters. After long-time working to keep dust, dirt, debris, pollen and other pollutant from entering passenger compartment, they can get clogged and work poorly. You should also remember to maintain them.
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