10th Mar 2008, 20:18
2000 Blazer 4dr- Had since 2000 with 36 miles on it. Typical repairs, tires, batteries, oil changes etc. Until now, needs both hub bearings, idler arm, center links, and outer left tie rod end. Other than that has not needed any major repairs and it has 72k on it. All new repairs will cost about $800 not bad for a vehicle that's 8 years old.
16th Mar 2008, 18:46
I bought a 2000 Chevy Blazer Lt 4x4 in 2004 with 32,000 miles. Overall I have been mostly satisfied with it. It is loaded with features and is fun to drive.
However, I have had to replace front wheel hubs, alternator, battery, fix the computerized climate control, driver’s side door hinge, the front end seems to have week ball joints and had to replace them, 4x4 would not engage and had to be repaired, and brakes had to be replaced.
Those are all in addition to the normal repairs; belts, tires, oil and etc.
The only reason I am not upset is I replaced all the parts myself, so it has only cost me about $1,000 so far and several hours of troubleshooting each time. But it seems like excessive repairs for a vehicle with 82,000 miles on it.
I am a little depressed reading the other posts as it seems like I have more repairs to look forward to.
I did not list my fuel gauge, but the light has always come on with 6 to 7 gallons of gas still in the tank and the gauge on E.
I am also not impressed with the fact that Chevy was still using a throttle body fuel injection system in 2000. My last car, a 94 Ford, had multi port fuel injection, which I believe is part of the reason a 4.3 V6 gets such poor gas mileage.
My wife is tired of me working on the car, so she does not want us to get another Blazer. I do not think all American cars have problems since that is all I usually purchase, and of the 9 cars I have owned, this I the only one I have ever had to work on this much.
17th Mar 2008, 17:29
I bought my 2000 Chevy Blazer LS 4x4 in 2005 with 70000 miles on it. Drove it off lot & service 4whl drive warning came on. Vehicle shook like crazy-problem in 4x4 computer had to replace dealer paid for ($1500.) Both front seat recliner handles broke off (no big deal-they did the same thing in our 1998 Chevy S10 4x4 pickup). I had brake job front & back. Floor heat stopped working last spring, mechanic quoted $900 to repair (have to rip out entire dash to get to control switches).
I have regular oil changes, tires, etc. The only real problem I have is a terrible squeaking noise all of the time. Had the you joints & idler arms replaced & something else but it keeps coming back. Now it's really annoying & loud. If you're turning no noise but once you straighten wheel out or hit a dip or bump in the road you hear it. Sounds like it makes the noise as the wheels are turning around. Does anyone have any idea what this might be? I thought maybe the ball joints or a bad strut or spring in the suspension.
Overall thought I would buy another Blazer. I love the vehicle. Think about it anything mechanical requires repairs after so many uses. If you suspect a problem get it checked out right away, you can save yourself hundreds of dollars waiting can create many more problems!
21st Mar 2008, 12:58
March 21, 2008.
Bought a 2000 Chevy Blazer LT in 2002 with 34k miles. I now have 170,000 miles on the Blazer. Items I have had repaired thus far. Fuel pump went out right at about 35,200 however dealer honored warranty. Windows fogged and smelled antifreeze two years ago at 130k-heater core. Belts and hoses replaced about 3 years ago, new tires, pins and spring in driver side door replaced and welded, new brakes, and oil changes every 3 - 4k miles. My fuel gage stopped working a couple of years ago I am using my odometer currently. I have recently been dealing with my lower ball joints. Replaced in Sept. 2007 and I am having the lower right replaced today. Kept hearing a clunking noise every time I turned. One mechanic states I need new tie rods another states they are okay. Hm-mm... don't know which one to believe because they are expensive. Told me they are worn but safe. I will replace soon. Horn stopped working and one day it started again. 4WD did not kick in this winter guess I will have that checked sometime this year prior to winter. Overall the ride, body, and interior are in good shape and comfortable. Sometimes the truck just will not start. I sit there and wait and then it starts up. No rhyme or reason. I am trying to get 200k + miles out of the truck before replacing. Nice not to have a car payment. I expect more to start happening with the mileage I now have.
21st Mar 2008, 22:38
I purchased my Chevy 2000 LS 4X4 Blazer in 2003 with 70,000 mostly highway miles on it... The month I paid it off, last August, is when the rain started to fall:
The only information that I can add as a note of hope - is that the 2000 Blazer as of last month was still under warranty for new fuel injectors.. I recommend you go and get yours today at the dealership (just request that they run your vin #)
Also if you are having issues with acceleration under 35 and you have tried every thing from cap and rotors to fuel injector cleaner -- have your mechanic replace your solenoids in your tranny.. it worked for me after a LONG diagnosis process.
6th Apr 2008, 15:11
Well I have a Chevy Blazer with 160,000 miles. Truck has been good, however, I have had to replace brakes and rotors, radiator, all four tires twice, fuel pump, alternator, 4 batteries. I only seem to get 260-270 miles per tank of gas. Figured it works out to about 16-17 miles per gallon in Las Vegas.
Funny read all the complaints, especially the dancing fuel gauge (had that fixed with new fuel pump) and the reclining seat handles on both driver and passenger side (had that too). Roof rack has a little pealing not too bad, I fixed it with spray paint ($2.50) can't tell now. Rear hatch works but release is real quick you have to almost open the window and depress the release button at that same time. Also, wiper fluid to back window is disconnected (is that hard to fix?). Last but not least the vanity mirror cover broke off, I use garage door opener clips to hold them on.
Yes it sounds like a lot but really, 160,000 miles and the engine runs perfect truck looks new cause I take care of it (runs and looks like new no kidding) I can't really complain.