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Chevrolet Blazer S10 Parts and Chevrolet Blazer S10 Accessories

Fun Trivia about the Chevrolet Blazer S10

  • The Chevrolet Blazer S10 was introduced in 1982 as a 1983 model and successor of the Chevrolet LUV, which was actually designed by Isuzu. It was also partnered with the GMC S15 Jimmy, and their style was essentially based on the first generation of K5 Blazer and Jimmy. And similar to their larger predecessors, the Blazer S10 and the S15 Jimmy did not have any other option aside from the two-door body style.
  • The 1991 and 1992 models of the Chevrolet Blazer S10 looked very much alike. There were only two things, which set them apart-the rear glass and the front grille. For the 1992 Blazer S10, the rear glass had no trim and black buttons that function as the rear glass strut mounting points. Meanwhile, the front grille is of chrome shell embellished with silver inserts. The 1992 Chevrolet Blazer S10 was the first model equipped with an electronic transfer case for the wheels.
  • The Chevrolet Blazer S10 was revolutionary in its own right. It set the trend for smaller and more manageable pickup trucks, which later on became known as sport-utility vehicles or SUVs. The Blazer S10 weighed just about 3,200 pounds with a 100.5-inch wheelbase.
  • In 1985, the Chevrolet Blazer S10 was given a new engine-a significant change for this vehicle. The 2.5-liter “Tech IV” engine, which was provided by Pontiac, was equipped with fuel injection technology. This was definitely a giant leap from the carburetor mechanism employed in the old engine.
  • Oldsmobile, the third division of General Motors, came up with its version of SUV-the Bravada. The Bravada was essentially based on the Chevrolet Blazer S10, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to notice a lot of striking similarities between the two. But what made the Bravada different from the Blazer S10 was its split grille and “SmartTrak” technology.
  • The Chevrolet Blazer S10 got rid of the S10 from its name in 1995 when its second generation was released. This gave the SUV a simpler identification, which caused easy recall among consumers. And interestingly, on the same year, it also won Playboy magazine's “Truck of the Year” award.

Chevrolet Blazer S10 Articles

  • Chevrolet Blazer S10 Problems 25-Mar-14

    The Chevrolet Blazer S10 was first manufactured in 1983 and lasted up until 2005. When it came as a pioneering compact SUV then, it was built and made available only with a two-door body style. However, a four-door option was produced later on. The Blazer S10 was based on the S10 compact pickup, but it managed to make its own impact with its rough, squared-off look. But despite being known for its reliability, this SUV had some problems that stirred a certain degree of discontent among owners. Issues in the following components are the most common:

    Transmission

    The main problem with the Blazer S10's transmission is that either it shifts late or it doesn't shift at all. A stuck throttle valve was found to be stuck inside the transmission. Another problem that usually occurs in this part is a leaking output seal, which causes the transmission mount on 2WD models to be soaked in oil. Meanwhile, on 4WD models, the leaks are apparent on the transfer case.

    Engine

    Engine knock is a sound often produced by the engine when pressure is applied on the gas pedal. Some other possible causes of this noise include an excessively hot engine, improper combustion process, and mechanical problems. However, the recommended fix of General Motors to get rid of this sound is to use an oil filter with a check valve. If it doesn't work, revised PROMs that were developed by GM would have to be installed. The main bearings need to be replaced as well.

    Braking system

    The Chevrolet Blazer S10's anti-lock brakes engage all of a sudden, causing the vehicle to swerve uncontrollably and the wheels to lock. Most likely, this problem could lead to accidents since the stopping distance is also affected. The warning light for the anti-lock braking system was also reported to unnecessarily come on due to a loose pinion.

    Exhaust system

    There were also incidents of white smoke coming from the exhaust pipe and too much radiator fluid being used up. In this case, a pressure test must be done to verify the problem. A blown gasket may be causing such problems as well.