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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,333 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 092008

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


I recently was on the way home from denver, co on the highway. I stopped for fuel noticing my vehicle was consuming more gas than usual. I fueled up and left. When I arrived home I noticed gasoline dripping on the ground. I immediately called a mechanic. My wife's father is a certified mechanic and owns his own shop in denver. He fixed the leak, but told me the leak started because the fuel lines were rubbing the transmission and showed me. To my surprise the fuel lines were not secured in their proper location. I have never had any work done to the fuel lines or even any work done in the area of the problem. So I took the Blazer back home to Colorado springs. About a month later I noticed the fuel smell was back. I popped the hood because I did not see any fuel leaking. The fuel was pouring out of the lines at the top of the engine where they connect to the couplings for removal of the engine. I then decided to take the Blazer to a closer location for repair. This location was daniels Chevrolet located in Colorado springs. They told me that the O-rings were pinched and that the gasket where the fuel lines go into the intake manifold was bad. I paid them $480.60 to repair the O-rings and gasket. Four days later, the smell of fuel is back and the leak is there again at the couplings on the back of the engine were the dealership repaired them the first time. Now the Blazer is back at the dealership again for the second time for the same issue. The vehicle is my wife's, but due to the problem with the fuel, I have been driving it. The fuel leaks right on top of the exhaust pipe. This is could be a very dangerous situation if the fuel were to ignite. My wife had taken the Blazer to work three nights after the dealership repaired the O-rings and gasket, she had almost passed out while driving due to the fuel vapors entering the passenger compartment. Now the dealership wants to charge me again for the same repair they did. I am at wits end.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 041998

Blazer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving driver smelt gasoline. Upon shutting off the truck noticed that one of the plastic clips that holds the gas line came unclipped. Owner was able to correct problem, but afraid problem could happen again.

- Belchertown, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 181998


  • miles
Consumer noticed that when the gas tank is fulled up the gas will start leaking from the bottom of the tank as if there is a hole in it. Consumer was told by a dealer that it may be an hose clamp.

- Montgomery, IL, USA

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