Driveability Problems Due to Internal Distributor Fault on Chevrolet Blazer

The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 302,516 (50,000–2,233,444)
Engines affected: 5.7L V8, Gasoline
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
33 people reported this problem
11 people shared problem details
engine dies when driving but starts right back up drive a little more and engine dies again
Vehicle would buck or surge at constant speed. Replaced distributor
Car would not start at all. Required a new distributor.
replace distributor two times still check engine light comes on and now i have a tapping sound whta could it be? the timing chain
1992 Chevrolet Blazer187,567
the rotor button has wobble to it
engine misfire,car stalled,no restart,drive gear on plastic housed distributor stripped,new 1 year warrantee distributor installed,now oil pressure low when car gets warm,(85000 miles)
Fails to start if raining, distributor cap and rotor without spark to turn engine over
2002 Chevrolet Blazer121,000
screw on one side of distributor pulled out, causing it to not be seated flat. This caused misfires and had to be taken into the shop. The cap also had to be replaced.
2002 Chevrolet Blazer- 5.7L V8140,000
Will not drive forwards or reverse while in their gears
1999 Chevrolet Blazer140,000
replaced distributor cap
Bucking/Misfiring at speed. Hard starting. Replaced distributor.
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