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1996 Chevrolet Blazer transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012002


  • miles


Consumer states that transmission fluid started leaking onto the ground and down the exhaust pipe. Consumer states vehicle started to fill with smoke and caught fire. Consumer states that the gear shifter came off in comsumer hand from the heat.

- Columbia Hieghts, MN, USA

problem #4

Mar 102001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed. 3 to 4 clutch patches disintegrated. Transmssion has been replaced.

- Warroad, MN, USA

problem #3

Oct 312000

Blazer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Vinton, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 141997

Blazer 4WD

  • miles
On April 14, 1997, (18,9113 miles) vehicle had front calipers rebuilt and new pads and rotors installed. On September 25, 1997, (27,585 miles) belt tensioner and belt were replaced. On October 23, 1997, (29,2116 miles) front brake pads were replaced. On November 11, 1997, (30,216 miles) service engine light on. Code PO442 found. Vacuum line off pulse valve they said. On January 13, 1998, (34,102 miles) service engine light on. Code P1870 for transmission slippage. Cleared code, that was all. On February 16, 1998, (35,514 miles) service engine light on, and front brakes squeeling, found code P1870. Found water in connector on transmission. Replaced front brake pads and turned rotors. Dealer stated that no further brake work would be done on warranty. February 24, 1998 (36,059 miles) service engine light, front brake squeeling. Transmission level low they said, and advised braked performing as designed at this time. March 5, 1998, (36,562 miles) service engine light on. Found code P1870. Replaced transmission tcc pulse solenoid. March 18, 1998, service engine light on again, dealer refused to work on it. Vehicle was driven home and has remained unmoved since.

- Hazard, KY, USA

problem #1

Jan 201998

(reported on)


  • miles
A faulty/defective transmission cannot be repaired after six attempts.

- Bartonsvil, PA, USA

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