5th Nov 2004, 21:29
I have a 95 Chevy Blazer LS, and it has given me a lot of trouble over the last two years.
My dad and I have replaced the CPI unit, clutch fan, gas tank, sending unit, two fuel pumps, heater motor, three alternators, thermostat, heater hoses, rear end, evacuator switch for the transfer case, four transmissions, front calipers, rear drums, vacuum switch for the transfer case, accumulator switch for 4wd, cat. converter, cat back exhaust, and rear O2 sensor.
That is basically everything that I have replaced in the last two years.
I have never had any problems with my oil cooler lines. I am glad I read these comments about the oil cooler lines. Now I will look out for them.
If I could make a suggestion to anyone looking for a new vehicle; do not buy a Chevy Blazer. They are nothing but a headache.
11th Nov 2004, 21:13
I too have a 95 Blazer, bought it in 95, only owner. My problems started at 30k when my power brake booster went. Since then I have replaced: EGR valve 4x, wiring harness, rear wiper motor 2x, front wiper motor, gas tank, fuel pump 2x, lots of ball joints, all ABS sensors, faulty air bag, sending unit, cat. converter, rear O2 sensor, power steering pump 2x, various ‘puter chips, and alternator is on it’s way.
Things that are wrong and will not replace: power mirror motor, gas gauge hasn't worked since 50k, and A.C.
It’s almost 10 with 155k, when do you think I will be finished fixing everything? I don’t have any more room in my invoice binder. I vowed to drive it until it was dead; the only thing it always does is start. I'm thinking Toyota is the next dealership I'll visit.
29th Nov 2004, 15:06
Hi there, my name is Bryan. I own a 95 LT 4wd Blazer also. I bought it with 95000 miles and have put a lot into it. I have 163000 on it now, and I blew the oil cooler lines last night. Not sure if any motor damage was done (yet). I love my Blazer, but it has cost me and arm and leg to keep it running. I'm a dialysis patient and must have a dependable ride. Overall it's dependable. It has only left me on the road twice... All other problems have been in my driveway. I'm not sure if I would recommend or buy another one. But I'm close to saying "Never Again".
My Blazer... It now has American Racing AR-23 Aluminum wheels and a billet grille insert.
Good luck everyone.
11th Sep 2005, 22:22
I have a 95 Blazer that after running for awhile, when you shut it off and then go to restart it - it won't start up again - if you wait an hour or so, then it will restart. The mechanics have put in 2 new starters, a new ignition, a new fuel pump and nothing has fixed the problem. Does anyone out there know what the problem could be? I love the Blazer, but it is taking me to the Poor House.
16th Feb 2006, 15:08
Last night the engine blew on our 1995 Chev Blazer due to the failure of the oil coolant line. The line snapped and unfortunately my Fiance had to continue driving it 2 miles to get to a safe location. And by "driving" I mean he had to put the truck in neutral and coast until there was a place to pull over.
The engine is toast. I will never buy another american vehicle again. EVER. This chevy blazer was a CURSE.
There were quite a few other problems listed by other posters that we'd dealt with too. What a crappy car overall.
10th Mar 2006, 08:55
My friend just bought a 95 LT 4x4 with a bad engine from a blown oil cooler line. Obviously, we got a good deal on it. One thing that we have run into with the engine replacement that I think everyone should know about... there are 2 different engine models that will go into a 95. If you've got a crank sensor and not a real distributor, make sure that you get the right motor. I'm about to take the timing cover off for the third time to troubleshoot spark issues. Doing the engine replacement yourself isn't all that hard, so I suggest this car for any backyard mechanics looking for a deal, just watch out for the dreaded 'bad crimping' problems so prevalent. I'm currently working on fabricating a replacement for these lines...I'll repost if my fix works.
Aaron in Wisconsin.
12th Apr 2006, 21:23
I have a 95 S-10 pickup and the oil line blew off with out warning. No leaks till it blew out of the crimped fitting. Don't know if I lost the engine yet.
Should have been a recall.
Mad in Colorado.
25th Apr 2006, 07:13
The oil line from the engine to the filter blew apart on my 95 LT Blazer. The (check gauges) light comes on and your oil pressure is on zero. If you're lucky like I was you shut it off in time and don't need a new engine. I fixed it myself with clamps (similar to muffler clamps). I got new oil lines from the filter to radiator from Carquest.
22nd May 2006, 04:17
'95 Sonoma 4x4 blew a few weeks ago, but have not had time to track down which oil line blew and where. Looks like someone took a 5 gallon bucket of oil and threw it on the motor though. I am assuming by reading these posts that it is a crimp problem. Needless to say, the motor is seized up and hard to find the right replacement. I heard today of a recall on this model and year, but have not found any info yet. Anyone else heard about this? Paint is also horrible with massive rust and bubbles on the box. Alternator caught fire last year and stupid me put the fire out. Should have let this thing burn to the ground!
29th May 2006, 00:06
I had a 2000 S10 until last year. I had to replace the left front hub, power steering line and the oil cooler lines. The loom around the wiring in the front rubbed grooves in the oil aluminum oil cooler line and it started squirting oil. A temporary fix of hose clamp and a piece of rubber tubing got me home so that I could pay over $150 dollars for new cooler lines to put on myself... not really that easy of a task.
9th Jun 2006, 14:13
I have been a Chevy guy from the 60's and I am sorely disappointed in GM. I only buy Toyotas and Hondas now. I have 4 GMs left and am getting rid of them as fast as possible. Don't get me wrong, I love the look and experience when it works, But this oil line thing is horrible. YES, it happened to me, but I am so on top of my stuff that I don't think I blew the engine. I Shut it down right away, but oil all over everything! The Dept. of Enviormental Management should start the class-action suit just because of all the oil getting dumped on or roads from this thing! My 94 Suburban has had the lines replaced and they are leaking again! All over my driveway! My Olds Bravada oil lines blew (4.3 Chevy engine).
So I just ordered a new Toyota and my wife is happy now with her Honda. Really, it's too bad, but GM is not what they were when they were good back in the 60's and early 70's. If you can work on it yourself and don't mind all the grease, I'd still stay away unless you can come up with a better system for oil lines. Then let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
17th Aug 2004, 06:54
Help!!! I tried leaving today for nursing school and it wouldn't start, neighbor says it was firing.. any ideas? I'm thinking something with the fuel as it has been really poor on power lately please email me if you are knowledgeable email@example.com.