1995 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3 from North America
I like it
The other day I drove 25 miles. I stopped for 10 minutes, the truck would not start. It turned over, but would not fire up. I waited 10 minutes and tried again to start it. Turns over, but would not fire up.
I did smell gas, so I went to the gas cap and removed it. There was a lot of pressure that came out and kept on coming out for 15 minutes. I tried to start it again. It started, then stalled. So I waited another 10 minutes and it started.
I drove home. It is still running days later, but, it takes 3 times in the morning to get started. I replaced the fuel filter, it did not help.
Can anyone help with an idea before I take it to the shop? firstname.lastname@example.org
PS, it is a 1995 Blazer 4x4 4.3L
This truck seems to run very well, I like it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th August, 2006
31st Aug 2006, 15:18
I would most likely guess the problem to be your EGR valve. a lot of carbon deposits get built up in there and cause a lot of problems for starting/running the vehicle. I replaced mine at about 93,000 miles and it happened again. I then bought a screen that fits directly into the EGR valve for five dollars from the JC Whitney catalog and have had no problems since! so you might want to look into that part. hope this helps!
21st Dec 2007, 10:22
I have owned a 1995 Chevy Blazer LT for 12 years now, and have overall been very satisfied with the vehicle, but to be fair, I tend to not use it as my general purpose back-n-forth to work vehicle. It currently has 115,000 miles on it. I have experienced some fuel system related issues. I have replaced the fuel pump twice so far (located internal to the gas tank), and a couple of brake pad and rotor replacements. Other than that, nothing major. I've been reading a few of the later model (2000+) blazer horror stories on this site, and can only conclude that the mid-90's versions were just built better perhaps before sub-standard quality parts issues started creeping in to cut costs in production.. happens in every industry, everywhere unfortunately.