28th Oct 2006, 15:42
2000 chevy trailblazer 4wd 100k+
I've had my trailblazer lose power on the freeway twice, and yesterday it would not start, and this has happened a lot. It wouldn't turn over, but we would come back the next day and it would be fine, well today it didn't start and I checked the fuel pump relay, and one of the pins is completely burned. I am going to get it replaced, but I'm not sure if that's the problem how can I keep from this happening again?
29th Oct 2006, 19:43
I bought my 2000 4x4 Trailblazer 2 years ago with about 53,000 miles on it. Got it cheap (one of the advantages of working at a dealership!) Before I bought this I owned 4 S-10's, so I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not, but I LOVE this truck! I have just over 90,000 miles on it now, and I've only experienced the following:
CD player quit, but that's not a huge deal.
Had front hubs & ball joints replaced around 85000 miles.
Other than these, I've had regular oil changes/chassis lubes, tire rotations, and other regular maintenance.
The only thing that bothers me is I keep getting a rattle from the driver-side hood hinge, but I think that's from the previous owner's front-end collision.
I track the mileage constantly, and I have gotten an average of 18 mpg since I bought it, with a few long highway trips reaching 22mpg. Winter fuel economy is worse, but I use my 4wd a LOT in Michigan. :-)
I plan on keeping this truck for a long time, and would definitely buy it again if I had it to do over again.
1st Nov 2006, 19:01
I own a 99 Blazer and have had nothing but problems with it, and can't afford yet to buy a new car, so I just keep fixing it.
The car has 150,000 miles on it and I have had to change a lot of parts. Parts changed - fuel pump, oil pump, both front bearings, upper and lower ball joints, radiator, fan, fan belt total of 3 times, 4 wheel drive, rear defrost, air condition, passenger side seat adjuster, alternator (the day I bought it), distributor cap, and oil filter lines leak.
I would not recommend to anyone to buy a Blazer and I feel that it's the worse car that Chevy has put out.
The car was serviced at all proper times with regular oil changes, etc. and there is no real reason for having all these problems with a car in general.
3rd Nov 2006, 17:39
I'm on my third S-10 Blazer. The first was a 1988 that I put 137K on. The second one was a 1995 and it had 175K when I sold it. The present one is a 2000 and it has 133K on it. For you people that know very little about cars. Ball joints do wear out. I changed the 88's when the truck had 90K on it. The 95's were changed at 110K. I just put new ball joints in the 2000 today at 133,492 miles. These were the original ball joints. They would have been fine had my son kept up on the greasing of them. Oh well, you can't teach them everything. Squeaking door complaints are normal. Lube your hinges and you won't have this problem. Wheel bearings are common on these at around 70K. I just did mine today also. The drivers side was gone and was the original bearing. The passenger side had been changed at 75K. I figured since I have it all apart I would replace it anyway. I hate doing a job twice. I never would have owned three Blazers if I didn't have such good luck with them.
24th Nov 2006, 18:44
I am disgusted with my 2000 Chevy S10 Blazer 4WD 4 Door. The door hinge broke today so the door is just hanging, I need to replace the wheel hubs, brakes (again), seat handles broken, gas gauge broke, hazard light switch that that does'nt stop clicking, what else, yea, the other doors are on there way out too, replaced alternator, rusted underside, third brake light went, replaced it at $180.00 and it's not working again, what else... car sucks, I should have traded it in a year ago when my hubby told me too... very disgusted! We take good car of this car too...
30th Nov 2006, 08:17
I bought a 2000 LT Blazer new and I STILL love my Blazer. It has been in two head-on accidents (not my fault) that caused over $20,000 in repairs, but very little has gone wrong with it since, which I found surprising with the amount of damage that was done.
In the 6 years I've owned it I have only replaced the alternator, and the left front wheel bearing and of course brakes. In one of the accidents the left front wheel took the brunt of the impact. I am having a problem with the left front wheel again and the bearing and brakes are less than a year old. Yesterday it started making a very loud high-pitched screeching sound. It is so loud that on the highway the cars around me can hear it. Any ideas on what could cause this? I've heard it could possibly be the Universal Joints or a slipped brake-pad.
8th Dec 2006, 14:42
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4dr 2wd w/touring suspension.
Since the blazer was new, there's always been a burning smell of rubber after parking it. The alignment was so far off that the tires were rubbing on the sway bars. Oil Cooler lines started leaking at 36000 miles. Both seat handles broke about the same time. Rear windshield washer quit at about 50K. So did the DRL/Auto head light sensor. The headlights always come on, even in the day because the sensor is broke and thinks it's always night time. This causes the interior lights to be dimmed on the dash and makes it almost impossible to read the odometer and clock/radio. The doors are falling off, well really the hinges/pins are needing replaced and constantly maintained.
Annoying thunking noise up front has finally been diagnosed as poorly designed hood hinges that allow the hood to thud up against the body every time you hit the slightest road irregularity. I can put a rag between the hood and fender or pay GM $55 to put a spring washer on the hinge which "might" fix it. Intake Manifold Gasket started leaking at 55K miles. The interior has creaks and rattles in it that no car should ever have regardless of miles. Chevrolet can add me to the list of hundreds of thousands of people who will never again buy a GM product because of such poor quality in this one vehicle alone. It's no wonder that Toyota and Honda are gaining more and more market share and the "Big Three" (Ford-Dodge-Chevy) are losing it. Toyota just took over Ford for the #2 spot, with Honda close behind. If GM doesn't get with it and take care of all these problems that they know about, they'll be going down next. Besides, I think I'd rather buy a Honda or Toyota made in Alabama or Texas than a Ford or Chevy made in Mexico or Canada.
17th Dec 2006, 11:57
OK, I own a 2000 Blazer and I'm not having the fuel gauge problem YET. I purchased it about 2 years ago and I now have 82,000 Miles on it and I'm having some trouble with it.. If I let it idle for 10 minutes or so, when I get in and go, it stalls..dead...??? Also, the check engine light is on and has been on for a while now and when I've been driving for about 15 minutes or so, I get what I'm guessing is engine heat coming in from above the pedals on both driver and passenger sides. nobody seems to know what the problem is!!??? I have replaced fuel pump, fuel pump relay, battery, and fuel filter.. is there anyone that has the same problem or can tell me what to check next???
- stumped kid in FL.