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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,257 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Blazer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 042005

Blazer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


Vehicle: 1998 Chevy Blazer 4dr 4X4 4.3L vortec V6 events leading up to failure: Normal driving conditions failure(s): There are two primary concerns with this vehicle: 1) fuel gauge does not work, it will report complete full and when varying amounts of fuel the fuel gauge bounces around(usually between half and full, but sometimes between E and full) I am forced to use trip odometer and approximate fuel economy to determine tank level. I have heard several to many anecdotal stories of other Chevy vehicles experiencing the same symptoms. 2) the windshield wipers work sporadically. Currently when operating in 'intermittent' mode, the windshield wipers will begin to operate in continuous, regular speed and will not turn off when switch turned to 'off' position. Situation will occasionally correct itself after several minutes. Other times I am required to stop, park, and turn off the vehicle before restarting it to turn the wipers off. Occasionally the wipers will not work at all in any position. Usually this only happens for a short periods of time, while I am trying to turn them on by scrubbing through all the positions of the switch. I owned a 95 GMC jimmy prior to this vehicle and experienced the exact same problem. This model year was covered under a recall that ended with, I believe, the 97 model year. Corrections/repairs: I have had neither problem repaired. Therefore, I still have the old parts. Instead of repairing, currently financially unfeasible, I am using rain-X for the windshield and the odometer for a fuel gauge. *incident date is approximately the last time the windshield wipers were used. I haven't driven in the rain much this summer.

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #2

Sep 012004

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
1998 Chevrolet Blazer, lt model instrument panel cluster suddenly lost readings on fuel gauge, temperature gauge, and shift selection. Before this happened, the rear window relay stopped working and so did the first speed of the rear windshield wiper. Had vehicle diagnosed and replaced instrument panel cluster. This did not solve problem. Took vehicle for another diagnosis and found computer and wiring harness to be ok. All grounds were checked. Vehicle operates but without a fuel gauge, and temperature gauge and most importantly shift selector.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 192002

Blazer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,770 miles
1. driver and passenger seat recliner levers have broken over last few yrs, drivers side replaced 3 times, I had to pay 100. Deductible to fix each time. 2. fuel guage indicator showed fuel tank 1/'2 full, no gas in the tank, car stopped in a dark street in an unsafe part of town, had to pay $100. Deductible to fix, no warning lights to show gas empty, car just suddenly stopped. 3.rear trunk latch would not work, had to pay deductible for dealer to fix. 4. windshiield wiper mechanism stopped working, dealer replaced after we paid deductible. 5. currently there is a rubbing noise from the brake pedal when pedal depressed, car no longer under extended warranty, was brought to dealer's attn sev times before warrnty expired, dealer mech could find no problm.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

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