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About Chevrolet S10 Blazer

Acting as the counterpart to GMC S-15 Jimmy, Chevrolet S10 Blazer, also known as Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division from 1982 to 1994 as a compact Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced as the first-generation Chevrolet Blazer, S10 Blazer pioneered a market segment that experienced explosive growth during the following decade. But being manufactured through one generation, Chevrolet S10 Blazer was replaced by the second-generation Chevrolet Blazer in 1994 as a 1995 model.
Chevrolet S10 Blazer, along with its rebadged variant, the GMC S-15 Jimmy and S-10 pickup truck was introduced in 1982 as a 1983 model. Built based on the GM GMT330 platform, it came in with two body styles: 2-door and 4-door SUV. And S10 Blazer was available with trim levels such as Tahoe, Tahoe LT, LT and LS. Equipped with standard four-wheel antilock brakes, ABS system, and optional 5-spoke alloy rims, Chevy S10 Blazer also experienced several engine options changes ranging from 1.9 L inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine due to emission laws to 4.3 L V6. But all engines sent power through 5-speed manual transmissions to rear wheels or four wheels.

Chevrolet S10 Blazer Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Based on the S10 compact pickup and featuring squared-off, rugged good looks, Chevrolet S10 Blazer is very popular among drivers. But still, diagnosing and solving these common problems on your S10 Blazer is important to have a safe and comfortable driving:
First, rough idle is the most common phenomenon the Chevrolet S10 Blazer drivers have ever met during driving. This is actually a sign to warn you that the engine is having something wrong. In case your S10 Blazer fails completely, you had better learn about how to diagnose engine failure and solve it as soon as you can. Generally, the engine would give out sounds like rattling, squealing, whining before it runs roughly to get in rough idle, if the sound left attended, the next thing you will meet is the engine misfires, stalls or even has difficulty in starting. Before the engine performance reduces to lose power while acceleration and consume excessive fuel, once the Check Engine Light comes on, please inspect the S10 Blazer spark plug, air filter, oil filter, engine mount, rocker arm, fuel filter and drive belt immediately.
Second, as an SUV, the suspension system in Chevrolet S10 Blazer is very vulnerable, especially when it is driven mainly on suburban areas. What a pity is that most S10 Blazers do not take suspension failure seriously as they think uncomfortable and unsteady driving is not a big deal. But in fact, if at first, they do not solve the grinding or scraping sounds from underneath the vehicle, the excessive and uneven tire wear will make the vehicle tilt to one side, and drivers will feel hard to control the vehicle because of intense car vibration and loose steering wheel, this is when the dangers appear. Thus, before it is too late, please make sure the S10 Blazer wheel bearing, axle shaft, shock absorber, steering knuckle, coil springs and coil spring insulator in good working order all the time.
The safest and most effective way to keep you away from any car accidents is always to prevent it from happening, which depends on the routine maintenance on vulnerable parts is carried out perfectly. In your S10 Blazer, there are definitely some parts that are made out of fragile material and work under harsh conditions, but they play important roles in making sure safe and comfortable driving, thus, you need to maintain them routinely. These parts include seat belt, headlight, fog light, windshield wiper, wiper blade, cabin air filter and antenna.
Advice for how to choose parts replacements is always to choose OEM Chevrolet S10 Blazer auto parts not only for high quality, precise fitment, optimum performance but also for a more economical option. In a long time, you will find that they could you save you a lot of time and energy. GmPartsPrime.com carries a variety of genuine Chevrolet S10 Blazer auto parts at the lowest price online. These OEM S10 Blazer parts are manufacturer-warrantied, so they are guaranteed to be exceptional-quality, reliable and durable. Moreover, hassle-free return policy and fastest delivery service are available for every order!