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1997 Chevrolet Blazer Question: My 1997 chevy blazer has issues starting.

 

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Ray_l69, Mc Clure, OH, August 18, 2011, 17:11
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When the problem started, It would turn over the starter but I would not hear the seatbelt noise. Try again and the seatbelt noise could be heard and it would start instantly. Over the next week it got harder and harder to start. I don't even need to turn it over all the way. If I don't hear the seatbelt noise it will not start. If I hear it it starts on the first crank of the starter. Sometimes Moving the tilt steering up and down would help. Now it's gotten worse and almost never starts. When it starts it will run forever until I shut it off with no problems.

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    Jim Taddei August 19, 2011, 10:37
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    It sounds like the ignition switch may be failing on your 1997 Chevrolet Blazer. When the fault occurs, not all electrical circuits powered by the ignition switch are receiving power. A similar ignition switch fault has been reported by RepairPal - please visit the following link for more information http://repairpal.com/electrical-contacts-in-the-ignition-...

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    Ray_l69, August 25, 2011, 10:36
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    Thank you, I've changed the ignition switch and she starts first try every time. life is good again

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