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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
124,936 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace engine (1 reports)
1998 Chevrolet Blazer engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 222012

Blazer LT 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 195,500 miles


engine shuts off going down the road & turns on instantly

well, i bought my blazer from Bobby's dent and rust repair from Granite Falls, MN, he also sells used vehicles. This guy is an asshole and a complete jerk. he never had a mechanic look at the damn blazer and sold me a lemon and won't take it back and denies the lemon law so what ever you do DO NOT GO TO BOBBY'S RUST & DENT REPAIR IN GRANIT FALLS, MN!!!!! that asshole will rip you off big time and screw you out of your money!!!!

- , Prinsburg, MN, USA

problem #3

Sep 012008

Blazer 4.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

Replaced catalytic converter and coil pack.Still sputters and kicks at anything over 10 miles an hour after 15 minutes of driving.What the crap!

- , Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 062007

(reported on)

Blazer LS 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,246 miles

Car lost power. No indicators went off except for red check engine light but no time to do anything. Had to coast off highway. Towed to my mechanic and they said it lost all compression, overheated and was burnt out. It would cost $4,700 for new engine. Complained to GM they said to take it to GM dealer, after $533 they said the same thing; but the INTAKE MANIFOLDS GASKETS WERE LEAKING DEXCOOL! There was a slight build up of rust/calcium in rear cylinder passages. GM dealer mechanic said he never knew of any problems with Dexcool coolant and Chevy cars. I told him if he'd "Google" it on the internet he'd find plenty. Still in middle of working on problem with GM since it is out of warranty.

- , Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 092004

(reported on)

Blazer S-10

  • 81,000 miles

Loss of power especially on going uphill. I have taken the car to the dealership I bought it from. I hoped their technician would be able to pinpoint the problem using the diagnostic computer program they had. This should be easy if they know how to interpret the response since the warning light comes on to tell me to service my engine soon. Well I guess they had no idea how to fix it.

- , Los Angles, CA, USA

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