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About Chevrolet K5 Blazer

Belonging to the long-running and incredible Chevrolet C/K family, Chevrolet K5 Blazer was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division from 1969 to 1991 as a full-size Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced to enrich the C/K lineup and compete against the International Harvester Scout and the Ford Bronco, K5 Blazer was the smallest full-size SUV. But after being manufactured for two generations, Chevrolet K5 Blazer was renamed to Chevrolet Tahoe in 1995 model year.
The first-generation Chevrolet K5 Blazer was produced from 1969 to 1972 based on the C/K pickup chassis as a 2-door SUV. Available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, K5 Blazer featured independent front suspension and rear trailing arms as well as a solid front axle and used leaf springs front and rear. And it was powered by engines such as 4.1 L, 4.8 L I6 and 5.0 L, 5.7 L V8, with engine sending power through 3-speed automatic, 3-speed and 4-speed manual transmissions. Redesigned and updated second-generation K5 Blazer arrived in 1973. And in 1975, it got a removable convertible top. Its rear hatch glass and the tailgate was incorporated into a single unit and the safety switch was connected to the electrical motor. Back then, K5 Blazer still got six engine options: 4.1 L I6, 5.0 L, 5.7 L, 6.6 L V8 gasoline and 6.2 L V8 diesel engines. Power was sent through the 4-speed manual, 3-speed and 4-speed automatic transmissions to the rear wheels and four wheels.

Chevrolet K5 Blazer Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Experiencing refreshment and update, the Chevy K5 Blazer as a small SUV based on truck chassis has an exceptional off-road capability, thus, it is a solid choice for buyers who want to have a compact SUV. But until now, your K5 Blazer is at least twenty-six years old, it is the high time that you should pay more attention to these common problems on it:
First, hard starting is the most complained problem with the Chevrolet K5 Blazer according to the online car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. This is obviously an engine problem and should get drivers' enough attention. Fortunately, you could sense this problem in advance relying on these symptoms. Generally speaking, this problem in K5 Blazer manifests as rattling or squealing noises from the engine, then roughly running engine starts to misfire, stall or suffer from starting issues. And if the engine keeps at a high operation temperature due to cooling system failure, then the situation could deteriorate. Thus, you should keep the K5 Blazer spark plug, air filter, oil filter, intake manifold gasket, radiator hose and engine mount are always in good condition.
Second, suspension failure is the second problem that most Chevrolet K5 Blazer drivers have complained about. This is not strange as it undertakes the responsibility of crossing over all kinds of road conditions, which is very harmful to the suspension system. Some K5 Blazer drivers explained that at the first, there were only annoying sounds from underneath the vehicle, which is actually the main reason of uneven and excessive tire wear as well as tilting vehicle. But if you could feel an excessive vibration and loose steering wheel, the next thing will be the difficult handling. The K5 Blazer wheel bearing, shock absorber, sway bar bushing, sway bar link and control arm bushing could be the culprits.
For a responsible Chevy K5 Blazer driver, routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts is always the indispensable job. Knowing what parts need routine maintenance in your K5 Blazer could save you a lot of time and energy. Fog light, headlight, windshield wiper, wiper blade, door handle, door lock and some electrical parts are the best examples of consuming parts, which means they should be maintained on a regular basis.
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