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How long have you had and how much have you put into your blazer?

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:30 PM
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I bought mine November '09 with 117k miles. Now it has 135k.

Both wheel bearings
Both front rotors
All 4 ball joints
Tie rod ends
Plugs and wires
Door hing pins on both front doors
Brake pads
Drivers door panel
2 stock speakers blew
Rear hatch glass(defrost broke)
I'm sure I'm missing something.

And now the heater core is shot and everything rattles and squeaks(as usual)

So how long have you had your blazer and what do you have to do to keep it on the road. I know most of this is just regular maintenance, but it all seemed to happen at the same time. But the motor runs like a champ, always good oil pressure, after tune up it hasn't skipped a beat, not a thing wrong with it drivetrain wise.
 

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:41 PM
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bought in december '06 well found it and someone bought it for me as a christmas present.

New front end (ba ll joints, tie rod ends, pitman arm, idler arm, control arm bushings (upper and lower)
heater core
FPR
brake lines
new front pads (several times over the years)
2 new fenders, 2 new rocker panels, new tailgate, both front doors (rust removal)
new paint job
3" body lift
roof lights

EDIT: almost forgot had 120,000 miles when I got it (former ohio edison fleet vehicle) now running around at 270,000 miles and still runs like a champ!
 

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:43 PM
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I have had my for 6 months. Iam the 3rd owner. Now for the replacement part list
all 4 balljoints
rear shocks
rear rotors/pads
pitman arm
idler arm
front swaybar links/bushings
front door speakers
crap can't remember the rest
 
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Picked up a 99' Blazer 4X4 4.3L 200,000kms few days ago.

Cut and polished all paint to renew it.
Wet sanded tail and head lights.
Repaired and recharged AC
Fixed Tensioner pully
Cleaned Interior
Painted Roof Rack
Ordered shackles and keys

Doing EGR tomorrow and MAF sensor. Picked up ssome carb cleaner tonight.
 
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i've had mine for less than a year and i've put over 4,000 into and way to many parts to list (K5)
 
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picked up my '98 4 door, 4WD LT on December 23rd, 2008.

original owner, 158 807kms on the clock. fully loaded (full power driver's seat, full leather, moonroof, Auto Climate Control, factory tow package).

now has a touch under 220 000kms. not bad considering i just went back to work after a 20 month slow down (ie; laid-off).

when i first got the truck i had to do pitman arm. idler was ok, but i replaced it as a percaution.

-in the first week (or so) i changed all driveline fluids & engine coolant,
-got a complete-BN in the boxes-AC Delco tune-up of Kijiji for $100 (February/'09),
-did complete rear brakes (BN rotors, pad, brackets, sliders & calipers) in late February/'09. BN front pads & rotors @ that time as well,
-replaced the original battery in April. managed to sqeeeeeze in a 1050CA one in there (barely!),
-in early May (of this year) i replaced the TCCM & rear window with "like new" wrecker pieces,
-replaced front/rear pads, machined all rotors last week of May.

considering what i tow with it, it runs like a champ. never has an issue in the dead of Winter, or what mud baths i've given it.

what i need to do;
-driver's pins/bushings. original owner let it get so bad it's actually worn the cab bracket hole bigger than the bushing head (gonna fab up a sleeve @ work to press in). mind you, i still haven't fixed it after 18+ months!
-find a water leak somewhere above my head. i'm guessing some rain water might be getting by the factory moonroof, since it only drip after a very heavy rain fall.
 
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well i bought mine in winter of 07-08 with 98k on it. It now has 123k on it. As for parts it would take me all day to type it all.
 
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Bought my 2000 in '03 with 27,000 miles on her. Today it has 185,000 miles and its 10 years old.

Rebuilt tranny at 105,000
Replaced spider injector assembly this year.
REplaced CAt and 02 sensors becuase of the leaking spider assemble.
Replaced the right wheel bearing and half shaft.
Fuel pump and fuel filter once.
Water pump and hoses once, plus Dex-Cool once.
REplaced the vacuum switch.
Front brakes twice and rears once (I think).
Couple sets of BFg All-Terrain tires.
Maybe a headlight or two, dont remember ever replacing them, however I cant imagine they lasted 10 years.
Oh wiper blades a couple times.

Other than that, oil changes, cap/rotor, plugs, wires and thats about it.

Still has the original balljoints, shocks, u-joints, etc. I run 30" tires and dont have any t-bar crank.
 
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got mine bout winter of 08-09..the prev owner took well lets be honest,****ty care of it.hadnt had an oil change in 2 yrs!!!! and it had a sever skip and burnt oil. onto the fix list
had 150,500 when i got it..has 168,XXX now
-oil changes/air filter
-plugs(pain in the a$$)
-plug wires
-cap/rotor
-break pads on all corners,
-reverse fixed in tranny
-new muffler
-the front drive shaft(in progress)
-general wear stuff(wiperblades,etc)
needed repairs
-front break rotors
-abs sensor(disabled the abs,so it doesnt kill me by engaging during reg braking)
-fix that damn misfire on #1 cyl
-grease rear drive shaft universal

Im remembering more work that was done but for the life of me can not remember the repairs
so i guess its not a bad list for having been basically neglected for 2+ yrs repair wise b4 i owned it.a few of the fixes have been fairly expensove..hell the front drive shaft+the reverse being fixed=$1400..thats a bit 4 an unemployed guy lol
 

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I purchased my Blazer new in September of 95 and in all it has not really let me down. The list of what has had to be done is as follows:
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS:
Front and rear brake pads and shoes.
2 mufflers and tail pipes.
1 set of tires.
1 transmission under warranty.
1 wiper motor under warranty.
1 EGR under warranty.
1 Cat. Converter. FREE
Tune ups and fluid changes.
1 fuel injection spider.
1 heater core under warranty.
1 set of oil cooler lines.
1 driver side mirror and need to do passengers side.
Replaced spare tire carrier due to rusting. FREE
Need to replace front sway bar links, 1 is broken.
1 PCM under warranty.
MODIFICATIONS:
Torsion bar crank and shackels.
3 peice aluminum skid plate set. FREE
Trailer hitch. FREE
Removed front bumper lower valance trim.
Swapped out factory recovery hooks for ones off of a Tahoe. FREE
Debadged and flat black painted front bow tie.
Alpine removable face head unit. FREE
Still need to install PIAA lights. FREE
 

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