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Downsizing soon, what should i look for?

Discussion in 'Chevy Blazer Forum (GMC Jimmy)' started by IdahoChevy91, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. IdahoChevy91

    IdahoChevy91 New Member

    Hey everyone, due to money problems and other events outside my control, I will soon be downsizing from my '89 k2500. I am wanting to get a blazer, preferably '95 or newer, but had a couple questions to help in my search. My questions are what would be a decent amount of miles, and are there any known problems with blazers that I should investigate on any potential buys? Also, I'm hoping with a blazer my insurance will decrease from the $140 I pay for my truck so was wondering what you guys pay? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
  2. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy New Member 1000 Posts

    well as for common problems theres is a list.
    oil cooler and remote filter lines
    ball joints all 4
    idler and pitman arm
    Intake gasket
    Oil leaks in general
    center link if 2WD


    basically rebuild the front end and replace the oil cooler lines and prepare to replace them again
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    hey @IdahoChevy91 sorry about the money issues, we're all going through the same stuff. For the most part try to find something that was taken care of pretty well and had good records, that's the most important thing. [MENTION=1]Steve[/MENTION]
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  4. jbjones240

    jbjones240 New Member

    Check to see if it has the spider assembly injectors, i had a 94 with that style injectors. I had constant problems, if one goes bad you have to replace them all. It has something to do with the vortec engine during that time period.

    -JJ
  5. prestonrt

    prestonrt New Member

    I have recently had to give up my 84' K5 because it would no longer pass inspection in my area. It's not ideal, but I just went ahead and bought a nice economical family sedan. I figured if it was time to give up MY TRUCK, I shouldn't try to replace with something lesser. I just decided to basically go in the opposite direction. I'm not saying it was the right thing to do, but it kept me from buying another truck and not being as happy as I was in MY TRUCK.

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