Funny, I just took my 2000 blazer in to be serviced, both front bearings are shot. Dealer claims they haven't heard of this being a problem hmmmm. I have 42000 miles on the truck. Any way I can e-mail this info to the dealer so he is aware?
Well although I really liked my Blazer when I first got it used with only 42,000 miles I came to your site for one reason. I am replacing ball joints again due to the fact I can't get my wheels aligned without it. I am lucky as I purchased an extended warranty that covers it, but I only have 6000 miles left on that. I specifically punched in Blazer ball joints to see if there was any information on this since I know that ball joints are not supposed to go out until over 100,000. I am going to write Chevrolet and suggest that we all do however from what I am learning there is no permanent fix for it.
I purchased a 2000 Chevy s-10 blazer with an extended warranty that cost over $900. my blazer was taken to a tire center to have tires put on it. when they tried to do the front end alignment they found problems with a ball joint and a hub assembly and bearing. I then took the blazer to an authorized Chevy dealer where I was told that it was not covered by the warranty, but they would do a good faith replacement. i also have a door hinge that the bushings are worn and cause problems with the door. this would cost me over $100 dollars to have it fixed. probable $3.00 for parts plus 3 hours labor all I can say is call the Chevy support center in the state you live in for best results.
Are all these wheel bearing and ball joint problems associated with the four wheel drive models, or are the two wheel drive models included? Just wondering as only one comment indicated a four wheel drive vehicle.
My 1999 2-door 2-wheel drive Blazer LS needed a left front wheel hub replacement at 63,000 miles. I only did the one side. Now that the truck is at 111,000 miles I need to replace both front hubs. I can hear them singing as if I were running snow tires on pavement. The local dealer quoted $590 a side. (Plus another $212 each to replace the recline levers on the two front seats. They twisted off one after another at about 65,000 miles. The handles were affixed to a soft metal shaft that broke with fatigue.) - ER in Oxnard, CA.
96 four door blazer LS, 4.3 auto 4WD purchased Aug. of 02 with 113K miles.
I was the third owner. As of April 03, I have replaced headlights, brakes all around, right rear axle seal and bearing, air conditioning compressor, O2 sensor, thermostat, rear window release solenoid, left front lower ball joint, and windshield that cracked clear across for no apparent reason.
After adding about 12K miles, it needs right lower ball joint, tie rod, and pitman arm before any alignment shop will touch it. It also makes a roaring noise on turns that I hope is not a wheel bearing. It has as many rattles as my 86 Isuzu Trooper with 200K miles., but is plush and pleasingly quiet on the highway. It has the classic small SUV pitching ride and feels really heavy for its size.
I would like to add my tale of whoa to this web sight. Today 4/24/03 as I pulled into work (an hour away from home) the transmission went in my 2000 Blazer. It has 59,000 miles on it and has no warranty left. I have already made all the other (yes all) repairs mentioned from all the other blazer owners. Plus all the oil lines. My husband and I have been faithful Chevy people for 30 years and I am quickly losing my faith in Chevy.
I have a 2000 Chevy Blazer with 53,000 miles on it. Thus far I have had these problems with it, I am considering never buying another GM product:
- Rear Caliper Guide pin was rusted right to the caliper, looks as though it was never greased during assembly, cost: $40.
- Both Lower and Upper Ball Joints on both sides, failed. Looks as though the casing for the upper ball joint was never hardened. The casing did not fracture like a normal failure, it actually just wore through, cost: $200.
- Idler Pully had be replaced, the bearing went bad, cost: $18.
- Fuel Pump is already whining!!! Have not had to replace yet.
- Blazer will not start for two days for no apparent reason, at the end of the second day fires up just fine. So far I have not found the answer to this problem yet. I doesn't seem to be the oil pressure, fuel pump, or ignition. One dealership told me they have a service bulletin out for a position switch in the steering column that is faulty, but is not covered by GM.
My 2001 Blazer is in the shop to have the front bearings replaced. You can barely hear someone speak when you are driving. It only has 45, 404 miles. Also my driver side door has problems closing.
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one out there with Blazer problems! I've had so many I don't know where to start. I've had two Blazers: a '96 and now a 2000. Both have been lemons and of course as soon as the warranty expires is when everything just seems to fall apart.
Currently, the 2000 has had to have the hazard switch fixed which caused the brake lights to fail. The power switches for the windows has a problem as the driver-side and rear right passenger-side windows don't work 99% of the time. Could be an electrical short somewhere, but the dealer said the motor was burned out and it was out of warranty and would have cost me my first born. Funny thing, but two months later it worked for a day! The rear windshield wiper wipes, but doesn't spray wiper fluid. The front left side of the vehicle has a tilt that can't be explained. The 4WD system doesn't always kick in. I'm leaking some transmission fluid and brake fluid because of faulty manufacturing. Now the fuel gauge doesn't work and I have to rely on my trip odometer to gauge my gas! What next? Is there no end to this? You'd think that for the price the quality would be a whole lot better. The phrase "Like a Rock" refers to how it sinks! Is there any recourse?
I have a 2000 Chevy Blazer, and by listening to all of the other comments made on this page, I know what I am in for.
My truck has only 46,000 miles, and I am doing my first wheel hub assembly replacement. I haven't done it yet, but the cost from the dealership is $650.00, my mechanic is charging $350.00, and I could do it myself for $160.00.
I have owned 2 other blazers, and they were both 89's. So I thought I would treat myself to a 2000. What a treat, my door barks at me when I open it, my anti-lock brakes activate on dry pavement, and I have the feeling that this is only the beginning.
Hit my car please,