I own a 2002 4x4 2 Door and love it.
I've read that the one thing to look for on these is that the remote oil
filter adaptor hoses leak at the ends (eventually). If they do leak, the
aftermarket company Dorman, (who makes the HELP!Products brand) is now making
I think the lever to tilt the seat forward is prone to breakage too, cuz
Dorman also makes those.
Anyways, the Dex-Cool wasn't flowing thru the radiator for some reason (we
could take the cap off the radiator and see no movement...so we took a
turkey baster and took some out waited a few minutes and it didn't fill back
up). That winter we had NO heat in it...makes you realize that heat is
I have bought a 1999 GMC Jimmy (brand new) and I have had to:
- replace the rear main seal
- replace the oil cooler lines (three times)
- re-glue the outside door cladding
- replace the wheel hubs+ bearings (3 of them)
- replace the seat back handle
- replace the head gasket
- then another oil leak: I was told the rear main seal was leaking again as
well as the manifold intake. Just when I was pondering what to do about
this, the engine blows (I have put in a new engine) after less than four
years and 110,000 kms.
- replaced the turn signal (around CDN$500)
- noise in the dashboard: it appears that an engine mount is bad
Consider this a public service anouncement and buy anything else !
I have a 1997 S-10 Blazer, 2 door, 2wd, purchased new in June 1997.
It currenlty has 102,000 miles on it.
At 40,000 the alternator needed replacing.
At 50,000, the water pump. At that point flushed and refilled with
Dexcool, since I had a 5/100k warranty.
At 80,000 Transmission, A/C compressor, windshield wiper control
Note: Transmission would set a "slip" code in the computer. It
would only do this after driving 3-5 miles at steady highway speed,
and then "set" it when lifting foot off throttle to make an exit. I
never could feel it really slipping. But since I had the warranty,
they replaced it.
Brake pads last 25-30,000 miles in heavy stop and go driving, less
than many other vehicles I have driven.
Except for the transmission, I wouldn't say this is too bad. Oh, I
have the 4.3L 6. Interior trim, body work, etc. remain fine, and haven
ot been a problem. I have a mid-level trim package.. cloth seats,
manual adjustments, lumbar, etc., manual windows.
I have a 94 Jimmy, yeah it's the old style. I've replaced the WP,
because the shaft bent in an accident, a CV shaft, boot tore to CAUSE
the accident and ABS module, that was at 75,000 miles or so. Radiator
was also replaced.
Intake gaskets were done at 65,000 or so.
CPI unit was replaced at 100,000 miles, this is a common problem only
on trucks as old as mine.
80,000 miles I had the rear axle bearings replaced
Idler arm has been done twice, 60,000 miles and 110,000.
Gas tank was replaced at 90,000 miles.
Fuel pump went at around 113,000 and the alternator went the week
Besides that, it's just been fluid changes, brake pads, tune-up parts
for the last 55,000 miles. I didn't have the truck before it hit
Not too bad for a design as old as mine is. Front hub bearings
haven't been touched yet and I'm thinking about putting a new set of
shocks on, the first one lasted until 70,000 miles...
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