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Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By christine_208

It looks to me that the stub shaft must come out....

It looks to me that the stub shaft must come out. According to the exploded diagram, the it looks to engage the carrier using splines and an internal spring clip just like the ones the don't have the...
Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By christine_208

Ditto for the CV axles always rotating even when...

Ditto for the CV axles always rotating even when in 2wd.

When you do the driver's side, use enough of the sealant for the cover. It is not very hard to replace the bearing either when you are in...
Yesterday, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By christine_208

I don't know how to get the stub-shaft out but I...

I don't know how to get the stub-shaft out but I have replaced the seal in the cover plate on the driver's side along with the output shaft bearing. To get at a couple of the bolts for the cover...
Forum: Off Roading
Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By christine_208

Regarding the tow hooks; I've seen were people...

Regarding the tow hooks; I've seen were people will carry a roll of electrician's tape to keep the loop of a tow-strap from falling off when it is not under tension.
Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By christine_208

When asking a question, it helps if you can tell...

When asking a question, it helps if you can tell us the year and other important bits like if it is 4wd and what sort of transfercase control it has (3-button vs 4-button). Any other information...
02-16-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By christine_208

Wow, and I thought I was pretty good at internet...

Wow, and I thought I was pretty good at internet research! What you mentioned about the warranty is a good. Thanks for your posting.
02-16-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By christine_208

So after much research and calculating, I've...

So after much research and calculating, I've learned that just about every aluminum radiator available for our Blazers (and perhaps most other vehicles) is made in China and sold under many different...
Forum: Lifting Tech
02-16-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By christine_208

In August 2016, I paid $250 for the upper control...

In August 2016, I paid $250 for the upper control arms from Rough Country for their 2.5" suspension lift.

I've attached the RC instructions I got that describe the parts and how to install them...
Forum: Lifting Tech
02-16-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By christine_208

Question 2: Regarding the dropping of the...

Question 2:

Regarding the dropping of the front axle, you might be able to order the parts to do that from Rough Country from their 2.5" lift kit. I was able to order just the upper control arms...
02-16-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By christine_208

The cat on mine was a bolt in replacement without...

The cat on mine was a bolt in replacement without having to replace the y-pipe.

As for vendors, do NOT use Ultra-Exhaust (https://www.ultraexhaust.ca/). The one I got from them had the mounting...
02-15-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By christine_208

Congrats and thanks for the followup. It i super...

Congrats and thanks for the followup. It i super helpful when people tell us how things work out.

No go out and have some fun using your 4wd! :)
02-15-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By christine_208

My cat was a bolt-in replacement. with a flange...

My cat was a bolt-in replacement. with a flange just downstream of the joint in the y-pipe.

What makes you think your problems are with the cat?
02-14-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By christine_208

In principle, this is my understanding of how it...

In principle, this is my understanding of how it is done. In the particular case of our Blazers, I would not know but I'm sure it has been done. One issue is to find a +12V source that is only on...
02-14-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By christine_208

One of the reasons I made the list was not only...

One of the reasons I made the list was not only to identify which used ones would fit but also which new ones were an option. Perhaps the two important things I learned was the difference between the...
02-13-2019, 11:10 PM
Forum: General Chat
02-13-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By christine_208

Yikes!!! I could see with a larger angle to it,...

Yikes!!! I could see with a larger angle to it, there would be an extension of the axle itself. It would seem that the clip on the splined part of the axle must have lost tension and allowed it to...
02-13-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By christine_208

Have you checked you other vacuum lines? They...

Have you checked you other vacuum lines? They will rot and leak.
Forum: General Chat
02-13-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By christine_208

What was the failure mechanism for your CV axles?...

What was the failure mechanism for your CV axles? Did the boots come off allowing the joints to become contaminated? The original boots are pretty stiff and I have discovered that my inner boots were...
02-13-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By christine_208

I'm now getting quite discouraged with trying to...

I'm now getting quite discouraged with trying to find an all aluminum radiator with extra cooling capacity. I've even tried looking for the plastic/aluminum ones with extra cooling capacity but...
02-13-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By christine_208

Yes I've heard the same about the 2-wire vs...

Yes I've heard the same about the 2-wire vs 4-wire. To the best of my ability, the alternator for the vehicles in the list I compiled are all 4-wire ones like in out Blazers. With so many available,...
02-13-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By christine_208

No worries. What you described is pretty much how...

No worries. What you described is pretty much how I have interpreted what I learned with the added requirement that it have the right RPO code. This was put together from online documents but I have...
02-12-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By christine_208

Added a couple more radiators to the list in the...

Added a couple more radiators to the list in the starting post but some of them are out of stock.

If anyone has any experience with these, please post about it.

Thanks.
02-12-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By christine_208

Found another Radiator: ...

Found another Radiator:

https://www.protuninglab.com/dna-ra-fs-chevy-96-3.html
02-12-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By christine_208

I would suggest checking the RPO codes on the...

I would suggest checking the RPO codes on the sticker in the glove compartment to see just what suspension you have. One of the many VIN decoder websites can do this too. When I did this I was...
02-12-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By christine_208

Hi there! Welcome. We have at least one more...

Hi there! Welcome. We have at least one more person from Poland here. I'm sure Mike will find you here eventually.

Tell your friend I like their boat. I also have a sailboat I tow behind my...
Forum: Off Roading
02-12-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By christine_208

You know, I used to think of 4Runners as...

You know, I used to think of 4Runners as mid-sized but, at least for the latest generation of them, they are as large as the full-sized Tahoes! I can't think of a true body-on-frame mid-sized SUV...
Forum: Off Roading
02-12-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By christine_208

Blazer to the Rescue!

So yesterday I got a call from one of my girlfriends. She apparently got her 1/2 Ford p/u perpendicular to the about 4-5 car-length driveway that was all snowed and iced over at her place outside of...
02-11-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By christine_208

Welcome. Sounds like you have a great starting...

Welcome. Sounds like you have a great starting place in your ZR2!
02-11-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By christine_208

Current All Aluminum Radiator Options?

So I am shopping for a replacement radiator and am curious as to what people have found and their experience with all aluminum radiator for our 4.3L Blazers.

I need one with the fittings for both...
Forum: General Chat
02-10-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12,642
Views: 830,808
Posted By christine_208

Score! Now I have to that on my list of things to...

Score! Now I have to that on my list of things to get. :)
02-10-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By christine_208

Most common failure mechanisms for Blazer 4wd...

Most common failure mechanisms for Blazer 4wd systems off the top of my head and as I have gathered on the forum:

leaks in vacuum lines that goes to the vacuum actuator that engages the front...
02-10-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By christine_208

You are very welcome. I happened to see you...

You are very welcome. I happened to see you question just before I had to take something to my garage where I knew I had the hardware and Torx drivers where I could check these for you. To answer...
02-10-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By christine_208

On the parts I got with the tire carrier I got...

On the parts I got with the tire carrier I got from the wrecking yard, the large bolts for the hinges are T-47 and for the striker plate on the tailgate they are T-30.
02-10-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By christine_208

You are very welcome. Can you tell I'm also a bit...

You are very welcome. Can you tell I'm also a bit of a nerd? LOL

You know the cost of PS fluid is a lot more than distilled water so that is why I replaced my PS fluid by disconnecting one of the...
02-09-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By christine_208

Coolant Flushing Calculation

I'm a fan of Chris_Fix too. I've consulted his videos to educate myself on several topics. However I must admit my favorite is his video on the proper procedure for replacing the blinker fluid. ;)
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02-09-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By christine_208

Mike, Thanks for the heads-up on those...

Mike,

Thanks for the heads-up on those parts. I'll be sure to check on what I would need to order.

So for a quick update, since I first reported the leak, I have not seen anymore coolant on the...
02-09-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By christine_208

On my old 92 Blazer, I had to disconnect the...

On my old 92 Blazer, I had to disconnect the cruise control because it would not disengage. I was on a local highway and it would not disengage either by pressing the brakes or from the control...
Forum: General Chat
02-08-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By christine_208

Nice! looks too pretty to use! ;)

Nice!

looks too pretty to use! ;)
02-08-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By christine_208

cleburne red shared what I was going to suggest;...

cleburne red shared what I was going to suggest; the coupling gear in the front axle. This can get worn down and not engage the right side (passenger side) output shaft to the differential. With the...
02-07-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By christine_208

Thanks for the update and congrats on getting...

Thanks for the update and congrats on getting running!
02-07-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By christine_208

That it clicked once and then did not do it again...

That it clicked once and then did not do it again could mean that the TCCM is not working properly. It is a circuit with several relays and electrically connections that can go bad individually...
02-07-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By christine_208

I used the Prestone Dexcool coolant and distilled...

I used the Prestone Dexcool coolant and distilled water. Many of the modern coolants do not have the problems that use to happen with the mixing but it is a good idea to keep to one type of coolant....
02-07-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By christine_208

I don't mind hearing a contrasting opinion. Not...

I don't mind hearing a contrasting opinion. Not all situations are the same so it is worth making sure all options are considered. :)

For my case, I've been considering changing out the water...
02-06-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By christine_208

Perfect! Thanks! My impression had been that all...

Perfect! Thanks! My impression had been that all of the all-aluminum radiators for Blazers were either for LS1 swaps or did not have the connections for the oil and AT cooling lines.

Is this what...
Forum: General Chat
02-06-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12,642
Views: 830,808
Posted By christine_208

Well I checked and it is not due to the upper...

Well I checked and it is not due to the upper radiator hose leaking. It is definitely from the joint of the plastic side part with the aluminum part from about 3" above the bottom of the joint. I...
Forum: General Chat
02-06-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By christine_208

I'm obviously a motor-head but I wouldn't put car...

I'm obviously a motor-head but I wouldn't put car parts in the kitchen sink. LOL You have married well! :)
02-06-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By christine_208

following

following
02-06-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By christine_208

What is the color of the smoke? What does it...

What is the color of the smoke? What does it smell like? How long does it take for the smoke to go away?
Forum: General Chat
02-06-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12,642
Views: 830,808
Posted By christine_208

I'm pretty sure I would have noticed a leak from...

I'm pretty sure I would have noticed a leak from the upper hose clamp but I'd be foolish not to check it considering how much work it would save me and how easy it would be to check! If I overlooked...
02-06-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By christine_208

I think you are on the right track. One thing I...

I think you are on the right track. One thing I would suggest that because it is so easy to access, you should at least inspect the TCCM. The terminals will get corrosion. Are you hearing any...
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