8th Mar 2007, 07:57
Hello. I have an automatic 1994 Chevy Blazer S-10 with about 63K miles. The car belonged to my mother who passed away. I have the car in my possession now and it is a wonderful 2nd car to have to haul stuff around (other car is a Jetta). My brother is requesting that I sell it so I can give him half the money for it. (He thinks the car is worth $6K, I say now way! More like $2K!) Since I want to keep the car for a bit, I was thinking about getting the car appraised at a CarMax and just giving my brother cash for his half. Any body have any idea how much this car would be worth so I can give my brother his fair half?
17th Jul 2007, 16:14
Well, I was told I should search for a comment page about the Chevy Blazer. WOW! It's like I am in the twilight zone!
I purchased my 1994 Blazer in September of 94 in Houston Texas. It had 42 miles on it when I picked it up, and now she has a cool 384,500 and climbing! I will have to say that the 4.3 litre Vortec engine is awesome, however, I have had much pain while owning this vehicle. The worst problem and worst design it has is the six-legged "spider" fuel injector. I have already replaced that 5 times just this year, and it looks as if problems are starting again. I now refuse to believe it is my brand new injector going bad again VS. purchasing re-builts. I have literally gone through at least 15 injectors since I have owned this truck. The problems with the wires to the heater/defroster are right on the money. Mine has been busted forever, and since I live in the South, it's no biggie.
I have replaced the starter several times, although this has not been a chronic problem. The ERG valve is what I consider a chronic problem. Getting the screen put in has worked, but I am fearing that this may be a part of my problem now and I am blaming it on the spider injector again. (running rough, losing power) I need to get it checked again. Loss of power and bogging down, missing and "coughing" has been a chronic problem for several years now on and off. I have had terrible luck with transmissions, but to no fault of the design. That's another story entirely.
The turning of the steering wheel causing the wipers to come on makes me laugh! This is a true design flaw. As someone said on this forum, the engine is great. It's all the crap that goes on it! So true! So true. As a result, I don't see me making my 500,000 mile goal. This truck has become a money pit now and I may as well be paying the japanese for a vehicle that is reliable.
The blower has been replaced several times as well. It just does not blow as hard as it should. I think there should be another setting on the ac switch inside the car. The tailgate and window lact squeaking has been the longest existing problem that this vehicle has had. It drives me crazy, A layer of good ol' duct tape works well for a while, then back to the squeaking.
It is no longer cool to buy American and I think that is so sad. I truly feel if all the other stuff was right, I could go forever on that engine. The key to having longevity in my truck is changing the oil and filter religiously every 3-5K miles. I don't think the fuel pump is a chronic problem, but it has been an issue a couple of times in my vehicle.
In closing, I love my truck dearly, but when there are so many things that make it unreliable, it makes you want to go to the other side --- FOREIGN!! I hate to think about it, but until American car manufacturers get their head on straight, more power to people wanting to buy foreign. At least they are reliable. I will be sad when I finally have to trash my vehicle. Wish I could say I thought I would really make it to 500 K, but I see in reality, --- NOT GONNA HAPPEN Muna!!
8th Aug 2007, 02:43
My chevy s10 4 door blazer was fine when I bought it. Not anymore. I was on the freeway and my battery light and the check gages light came on and my car died (on the freeway!) I thought it was the battery so I replaced it, that didn't fix it so I replaced the alternator (because I had a sound system put in about 3 or 4 years ago). like a day later I turned my key and it started right up, ran for about a mile and the same thing happened again. after it dies it won't even crank or anything. I have had the fuel pump, filter, spark plugs, fluids, and it has had a tune up, plus AC work all previously. When I pump the gas to try to start it, it doesn't smell like gas at all. I'm thinking that I have a fuel system problem, but I don't know. I can't afford to keep pouring money in to it, any suggestions? PLEASE ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT.
P.S. All 4 of my windows don't work, well the right rear one does a little on occasion, but its SLOW.
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12th Aug 2007, 12:41
If you lose all system power you may want to look into your battery cables. Something is loose somewhere.
9th Dec 2007, 08:12
My Blazer has had 90 percent of these problems, but I have one that's irritating the heck out of me; my power windows move slow, and my drivers side window stops all together.
If you wait a few minutes, it will roll the rest of the way up?? Not sure what causes it, it seems as if it may be a ground problem, but I have no idea what to look for.
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30th Dec 2007, 20:40
I have a 1994 S10 4 door Blazer with a 4.3 Vortex. I love the truck.
Had a few problems with the intake manifold. The darn fuel intake hoses had a small crack in them and leaked fuel into the chambers. The thing ran like crap and smelled fuel and hesitated badly. Funny thing was I never had one idiot light come on. Was very hard to troubleshoot. I put a LED light down her throat and took a good look. There was fuel pooling up in there. Took off the intake and found the split. I thought I would tell you guys about this problem as it was hard to find. :-)
24th Mar 2008, 10:49
I have a 1994 Blazer s-10, around 140 thousand miles. Its had a history of running rough for the last two years and in that time I have had to replace the whole fuel line, the fuel pump 2x, and a few other things. Had the whole engine serviced including spark plugs and all which cleaned it up for about a month or two before it started running rough again and drinking the gasoline. Anyone know if it would be worth it to have the fuel pressure regulator checked? Any advice at all welcomed. email@example.com.