18th Sep 2002, 23:20
Fuel pump is located inside the fuel tank, that makes it so expensive to replace.
1st Jan 2003, 18:39
You should try pricing the bearing assemblies on the 99's if you think the fuel pump is expensive. Both of our bearings assemblies went out at the same time, at 59,000 miles, and after calling the dealerships and part stores, found out they are a dealer-only item. How's $400.00 a piece for you? Try $1200.00 with labor. That much labor for wheel bearings? My husband changed them in 30 minutes! We ended up going to a junk yard and praying that they will last until we can sell it to some unsuspecting fool. I'm going foreign. With a huge warranty.
15th Jan 2003, 14:38
$400 a piece for for bearings? Dealer only item? I don't think so. I did my front bearings (actually on these models they come as an entire hub assembly with a completely contained bearing) in about 6 full hours, myself, and where able to find them at almost ANY auto parts store. All were competitively priced at about $160 each. But as a comparison, most repair shops (not the dealer... you NEVER go to the dealer) will do them for about $600.
15th Jan 2003, 15:30
This should be a lesson to you also to rotate your tires frequently. Also, you should have received new speed sensors with your wheel bearings which adds to the cost of the replacement item.
Rotate your tires every 5K, or at least every 10.
27th Jan 2003, 11:28
I rotated my tires every 6,000 miles. Made no difference. Had to replace bearings at 58,000 miles. What a joke.
19th Mar 2003, 17:14
Three people on our block (including me) own '99 Blazers. All have had problems with the electrical system: The electric windows sporadically stop and then start working until they quit working completely, the dome light won't go out or won't go on, problems with the power locks sporadically non-functioning. I can't believe that all three of us have had these same problems, but no one else has.
20th Mar 2003, 02:48
This is totally amazing! My first new car a '99 Blazer LS... Just like you, my left front wheel hub went bad at 55k along with my fuel pump, AND the rear wiper quit working! If my warranty hadn't covered it all, the dealer told me it would have cost almost $1500!!! Glad I got the warranty, but it didn't cover the oil cooler lines the very next week. Funny, the mechanic just finished another Blazer's oil lines the same day!
9th Jun 2003, 10:03
I have a 1998 Blazer w/50,000 on it. I have had the ball joints replaced, the right front wheel bearing (and I have had a loud clunk ever since), the alternator replaced, and now the rear wiper has gone bad. Liked the car when I first got it, but I sure can't wait to get rid of it.
2nd Jul 2003, 13:03
I have a 1998 Chevy blazer 2dr 2wd, can't find a hub and bearing assembly anywhere for under 500.00 at the dealer, no regular auto parts store carries this particular item all they have is the assembly for 4wd which is made different in the fact that it has grooves in the center for axle support. Anyone know where I can find this part without going to a dealer.
4th Aug 2003, 08:42
After reading the above comments, I had to add my experience. I have a '99 Blazer with only 56,000 miles. I have the same sporadic electric window failure as many others. Then, yesterday, I noticed that the battery light was on. On my way to having it checked out, I noticed that the entire dashboard had lost power. The turn signal became very dimly lit and then the Air Conditioning fan became intermittent and finally shut down. However, it did not stop there. Next, I noticed that I could barely accelorate, and when I did I felt a knocking in the floorboard. As I was literally pulling into my drive way, it finally died completely and I was not able to restart it. I spoke to the dealership and they told me it was a bad alternator. Hoping to save a couple of bucks, I asked if the voltage regulator just needed to be replaced. The mechanic told me that the voltage regulator was located inside the alternator now and they would have to replace the whole thing. I now see the big picture--make expensive autoparts so they encompass cheaper parts so that a fortune is made every time. Isn't capitalism great!
10th Aug 2003, 11:13
I found the exact model thanks to another site... the OEM part # was listed... and HiLo found a match on them for $166 or so... (I'm in Houston)... Look at All Data http://www.alldatadiy.com.
The OEM part # for the 2WD hub bearing is 15731627.
HiLo or Autozone, or anyone else can find it from that!
Good luck... be sure to get the speed sensor (it may be included)! If you email me at wb5itt @ hotmail. com (remove spaces for spammers), I can send you the files directly.
25th Aug 2003, 07:44
I started reading everyone's comments regarding their Blazers and had to add my two cents!! I too have had major problems with my Blazer. It's a 2000 with 73,000 miles (90% highway) and it's currently at the shop for new wheel bearings, upper and lower ball joints, idler arms, hub assembly and transfer case. Thank God I got the extended warranty, especially since I have to pay to replace the main drive belt for the second time. I thought I was doing a good thing buying American, but I will never buy another Chevy Blazer again. I've had nothing but problems with it since I drove it off the lot and had a blown shock and had to replace the parking brake assembly at 250 miles!!
15th Sep 2003, 08:01
I have a 2000 Chevy Blazer LS with 29,000 miles. I am facing replacing the right front wheel bearing. The fun begins.
5th Jan 2004, 10:48
I have a 99 LT Blazer that I got with 20,000 miles on it about year ago (2002.) I have had no problems except that it does die on me quite often. It started at stop signs and then during traffic and always started up again. Then it progressed to dying while driving on the Highway going about 70 MPH. I have taken it to the Dealer and they had no occurance with it, but replaced a computer part. Any one else had a problem like this and maybe a solution? I am taking it back today to the dealer and I need help!! I also have a flashing of the clock and lights on the temperature and dash every now and then, but not sure if that is related.
20th Feb 2005, 13:09
I bought my 1999 Blazer LT brand new six years ago and its been very reliable. I replaced the alternator at about 75,000 miles, which was a piece of cake. The engine started running hot at about 70,000 and we were finally able to determine the radiator needed to be 'rodded out'. After that was done, I haven't had any problem with the cooling system.
The A/C compressor needs to be replaced now, at about 100,000 miles, and that's going to cost about $800.00. My mechanic recommended the front wheel bearings be replaced. He was going to charge about $550.00. I went to NAPA and got both inner bearings, both outer bearings and new seals, all for $50.00. The Chilton's manual doesn't say anything about replacing a speed guage, or the entire hub being replaced as a single item. I'm just going to pull the old ones off, grease pack the new ones and reassemble the hub.
I thoroughly expect my Blazer to run for another 100,000 miles.