1997 Chevrolet Blazer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

1997 Chevrolet Blazer Problems

ABS Front Wheel Speed Sensors May Fail

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) front wheel speed sensors are prone to failure. When a sensor fails, the ABS warning light may illuminate and/or the ABS system may activate erratically.

Fuel Level Sensor Failure

The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may fail causing erratic fuel gauge operation. Our technicians tell us that on high mileage vehicles you may wish to replace the complete fuel pump module assembly if this condition occurs.

Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Questions

1997 blazer rides real rough (1 answer)

my 1997 blazer rides real rough anytime i hit a bump the whole car shakes i don't think it's the shocks and i just replace the bushings on both sides but it stills rides hard even the ball joints have been replaced. i don't want to take it to a repair shop without having some idea wha...

Distributor rotor shaft up and down play (1 answer)

Trying to fix p0300 code . Idles rough with backfire threw exhaust smooths out at higher rpms .has new cat. And muffler new fuel tank ,lines,fuel pump,new filter, plugs,wires , cap and rotor and new air filter. Thank you for your time

how much play should be in a distributor rotor with the cap off? (1 answer)

end play, rotational play . trying to figure out p0300 code. distributor was installed the way chiltons book instructed. distributor gear had some wear marks but nothing as bad as some of the pics. I have seen. thanks for your time

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Recalls

Recall 03V117000
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH A DRIVER¿S SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY THAT CONTAINS AN ENERGY-ABSORBING LOOP. SUSTAINED LOADS OF SUFFICIENT MAGNITUDE AND DURATION ON THE BELT IN SEVERE CRASHES COULD FULLY DEPLOY THE BUCKLE ENERGY-ABSORBING LOOP, INTRODUCING A TOTAL OF 10 ADDITIONAL...
Recall 03V093000
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, MINI VANS, AND PICKUP TRUCKS MAY DEVELOP A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE ELECTRIC OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR SWITCH.
Recall 01I018000
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1996-1997 4-WHEEL DRIVE CHEVROLET BLAZER, GMC JIMMY, AND OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. SOME OWNERS HAVE HAD TO PAY FOR REPLACEME...

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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

batteries run down constanly.
I bought my Blazer new on the last day of Sept. 1997. It now has 343,000 miles on it! While I have had some major issues over the years I have very little reason to complain about my vehicle. The largest repairs I have had included replacing the differential, radiator, heater core and most recently the passenger side wheel bearing. Almost all the repairs needed were from 'normal' wear and tear ...
The body and interior is still in like new condition. I try to wash all salt and other corrosives as soon as I can. The AC has a leak but I can get by without that benefit. I have replaced the suspension including torsion bars. The exhaust, electrical, drive train, motor is still all original equipment. With proper maintenance, a vehicle will last.

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