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12-09-2013, 01:47 PM
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Posted By melliferal

Looks like those will do the trick! Thanks!

Looks like those will do the trick! Thanks!
12-08-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By melliferal

Sealed-beam headlight mod question

I'm sort of leaning toward restoring my Jimmy's front end to the 95-97 look (former owner had a small accident and replaced the grill, lights, and hood with Blazer parts), as it just seems to me to...
12-06-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By melliferal

Nah, I'm pretty much sold on converting to all...

Nah, I'm pretty much sold on converting to all LED's; I have been for a little while, but today finally sealed it. After having to drive for around 4 and a half hours today with my lights on the...
12-05-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,411
Posted By melliferal

I had this exact same problem with my Jimmy -...

I had this exact same problem with my Jimmy - just tweaking the ignition over and over again for barely a second at a time and eventually it would catch; but if I held the key in start, I could crank...
12-05-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By melliferal

Panel/switch lights

Okay, by this point in my restoration project I've gotten new bulbs for all the normally-replaceable interior lights (except that darn ashtray bulb, which I still can't figure out how to get at).
...
12-05-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By melliferal

New fun transmission issue

Well finally that other shoe I was waiting for dropped on my transmission rebuild. At first I thought something really bad had happened and that it was slipping in third; but I've determined it...
11-24-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,501
Posted By melliferal

Oh yes, new seals go without saying. Thank...

Oh yes, new seals go without saying.

Thank you, great information and it's much appreciated.
11-21-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,501
Posted By melliferal

This is extremely important, timely, and...

This is extremely important, timely, and immensely discouraging information, thanks.

So I can only use a '95. But, I can use a '95 4L60E from any GM vehicle...?
11-20-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,501
Posted By melliferal

Does anyone know what other 95-97 GM vehicles had...

Does anyone know what other 95-97 GM vehicles had this transmission besides the S-10/Blazer/Jimmy, that I can look for if I can't find any S-10's at the junkyard?
11-14-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,202
Posted By melliferal

Not sure that will actually help. The CHMSL...

Not sure that will actually help. The CHMSL (center high-mounted stop light) relay is in the under-hood fuse box on 98+ vehicles; but 95-97 don't have an under-hood fuse box. They have three relays...
11-14-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,501
Posted By melliferal

I tried rebuilding my 95 trans; but either I...

I tried rebuilding my 95 trans; but either I screwed up, or it developed further issues - whichever. I'm just going to get a 96 or 97 from the boneyard - they have a return policy for transmissions...
Forum: Builds
11-12-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,623
Posted By melliferal

When I pulled the transmission to rebuild it, I...

When I pulled the transmission to rebuild it, I discovered it was held to the engine with three bolts. Three.

I can't find a single solitary repair on this truck that seems to have been done...
Forum: Builds
11-12-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,623
Posted By melliferal

Hey while I have the attention of some people who...

Hey while I have the attention of some people who know these vehicles, I got a couple of questions for anyone who can answer them.

Firstly, with regard to my ride height. Former Owner dropped...
Forum: General Chat
11-09-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12,841
Views: 878,694
Posted By melliferal

Split my coolant overflow hose, right next to the...

Split my coolant overflow hose, right next to the clamp on the radiator. Stopped at a gas station, went in for some munchies and pumped a tank of gas, then came around to the front to see a whole...
Forum: Builds
11-09-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,623
Posted By melliferal

At this point I'm using it as a motivator. I...

At this point I'm using it as a motivator. I think I'm going to replace it at the same time as the front end/AC business, and every time I lift the hood and see that awful, awful thing it'll remind...
Forum: Builds
11-08-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,623
Posted By melliferal

All right, today I had decent sunlight and took a...

All right, today I had decent sunlight and took a peek at how things look under the hood so far:

https://blazerforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=18272&dateline=1383954397

That...
11-08-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By melliferal

All right thanks, I'll do that. It's likely what...

All right thanks, I'll do that. It's likely what I would've eventually come up with on my own, but I didn't know if there was some easier trick out there.
Forum: Builds
11-07-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,623
Posted By melliferal

In case you're still around - sorry I never saw...

In case you're still around - sorry I never saw your question, or I'd have answered it. :(

My starting issue was just the fuel pump. Replaced it; now starts up first time every time.
Forum: Builds
11-07-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,623
Posted By melliferal

All right so, it's been over a year, what have I...

All right so, it's been over a year, what have I gotten done? Well, not as much as I hoped to have gotten done by this point. But I did get a few things done - a couple of which were mentioned in...
11-03-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By melliferal

Since the original questions have been addressed,...

Since the original questions have been addressed, I thought I'd throw in one of my own instead of starting a whole new thread, if that's all right.

On the driver side window controls for my...
08-17-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By melliferal

So, nobody can think of what might be causing...

So, nobody can think of what might be causing this issue?
08-03-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By melliferal

95 Jimmy engine issue when hot

All right, this one's got me scratching my head.

1995 Jimmy, starts right up fine and runs perfectly. I generally have no problems with it, all the way up to operating temperature; but therein...
04-23-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By melliferal

Thank you; however, I did check that already and...

Thank you; however, I did check that already and my symptoms don't appear there (which is another thing that causes me to suspect 1st may be right about me putting a valve body component in backwards...
04-23-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By melliferal

I did use the original torque converter. After...

I did use the original torque converter. After spending a day and night draining it I did not pre-fill it; I let the pump do that, and it's been on and running for a good month at least so it should...
04-22-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By melliferal

Rebuilt transmission acting up?

I just rebuilt the transmission in my 95 Jimmy, installed great. The transmission had no 3/4 gear and no reverse; both of those problems now fixed. Truck now always reverses instantly and strongly...
Forum: General Chat
03-31-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12,841
Views: 878,694
Posted By melliferal

Most of the way through a trans rebuild. Had no...

Most of the way through a trans rebuild. Had no reverse and no 3rd. Turned out to be the clutches. Reverse:

https://blazerforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=13593&dateline=1364779711
...
Forum: General Chat
03-26-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12,841
Views: 878,694
Posted By melliferal

I didn't do anything to the Jimmy today, but I...

I didn't do anything to the Jimmy today, but I did some things for the Jimmy. Primarily, I just got back from the junkyard. What did I find today?
...
Forum: General Chat
03-09-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,148
Posted By melliferal

Airbag sensors

The previous owner of my Jimmy got in some kind of tangle, messed up the front end. He replaced the radiator support, grill, headlights, and hood with some S-10 parts. Since the passenger side...
Forum: General Chat
03-06-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12,841
Views: 878,694
Posted By melliferal

Now that is interesting. It does make sense in...

Now that is interesting. It does make sense in combination with his alleged racing modification, and it's a much less daft idea than using the windshield washer tank as a starting fluid injector.
...
Forum: General Chat
03-06-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12,841
Views: 878,694
Posted By melliferal

Whoa, really glad you're safe.

Whoa, really glad you're safe.
Forum: General Chat
03-05-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12,841
Views: 878,694
Posted By melliferal

Today I replaced the Jimmy's fuel pump. It was...

Today I replaced the Jimmy's fuel pump. It was hard starting when I first got it used a year ago (had to cycle the relay a few times to get it started each time), and the start time just got worse...
09-01-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,501
Posted By melliferal

Excellent, thanks.

Excellent, thanks.
08-27-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,501
Posted By melliferal

So any 95-97 transmission will work then?

So any 95-97 transmission will work then?
08-25-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,501
Posted By melliferal

Replacing a 95 transmission

My 95 2WD Jimmy needs another transmission. I'm okay getting a used one for now. However, 1995 is an odd year for parts I've discovered.

Question: is there any mechanical reason why a...
04-02-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By melliferal

While it seemed not too many people were...

While it seemed not too many people were interested in them, I figure I'd throw this out there anyway. I found an online store that sells this rim at a price typical for new wheels...
Forum: General Chat
04-02-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,586
Posted By melliferal

Ah, thanks! My bad. The mobile layout doesn't...

Ah, thanks! My bad. The mobile layout doesn't show sigs.
Forum: General Chat
04-02-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,653
Posted By melliferal

Hey, niiiiice - my Jimmy is supposed to have...

Hey, niiiiice - my Jimmy is supposed to have remote keyless entry.

And a cargo net. I want my cargo net.
Forum: General Chat
04-02-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,586
Posted By melliferal

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know off-hand...

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know off-hand what kind of bulbs the door controls (windows/mirror) and the Rear Defog switch take in a 95? Mine are lit but extremely dim, I figure replacing them...
Forum: General Chat
04-01-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,586
Posted By melliferal

Those superbrightleds look smexy. I'll probably...

Those superbrightleds look smexy. I'll probably pick some up too, for sure.

I like that for domes and courtesy lights, they have a warm white as an option; I never had a problem with that tone...
Forum: General Chat
03-24-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12,841
Views: 878,694
Posted By melliferal

How do you get mud on the dash??? :D

How do you get mud on the dash??? :D
Forum: General Chat
03-24-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12,841
Views: 878,694
Posted By melliferal

Today I replaced the license plate and ashtray...

Today I replaced the license plate and ashtray bulbs, and the glovebox bulb, meaning that the only interior lights not functioning are the illuminated shade mirrors. Since the shades are a bit...
Forum: General Chat
03-24-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,346
Posted By melliferal

Closer. Which of course means that it's surface...

Closer. Which of course means that it's surface should be hotter - on the side facing the sun. Mercury, for instance, is extremely hot during the day (not quite 430 degrees C). However, it falls to...
Forum: General Chat
03-23-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,346
Posted By melliferal

Can't really argue with that.

Can't really argue with that.
Forum: General Chat
03-23-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,346
Posted By melliferal

A couple of places; firstly, most of a dead...

A couple of places; firstly, most of a dead organism's carbon does not decay into gas, but the vast majority recombines with other elements to form organic compounds in soil (this is how most of our...
Forum: General Chat
03-22-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,346
Posted By melliferal

Okay fine; but saying electric is bad because a...

Okay fine; but saying electric is bad because a specific brand made missteps is a non sequitur. Perhaps there are reasons to reject the Volt (although it seems to me that it's nothing special about...
Forum: General Chat
03-22-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,346
Posted By melliferal

That's a GM pricing decision issue, not an...

That's a GM pricing decision issue, not an electric-vs-gasoline issue.



The Volt was developed by GM and the concept came before the government oversight began; and GM has returned all of the...
Forum: General Chat
03-21-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,346
Posted By melliferal

Neither of which describes most people. ...

Neither of which describes most people.



I have no idea what you're talking about. I'm not against minivans or luxury cars or SUV's. I'm expressing displeasure purely with the aesthetic...
Forum: General Chat
03-21-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,346
Posted By melliferal

The idea of "go green" doesn't bother me one bit....

The idea of "go green" doesn't bother me one bit. If they re-re-released the S-series SUV's in hybrid/electric versions, I'd buy them and wouldn't feel bad about it. I reckon a lot of people would...
Forum: General Chat
03-18-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,408
Posted By melliferal

No, I knew that. Just adding my two cents...

No, I knew that. Just adding my two cents generally.
Forum: General Chat
03-18-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,408
Posted By melliferal

I tend to buy OEM and/or manufacturer-recommended...

I tend to buy OEM and/or manufacturer-recommended unless there's a very compelling reason not to. That's just my wont; YMMV. I think it's not as important to make sure you get the absolute best...
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