Are you talking about a Chevy S-10 Blazer?
If so, the 2.8 is fairly reliable but a bit under-powered, the
transmission is ok but allot better just a few years newer, the front
suspension is like the '70's Novas...ok, but not real good without upgrades.
The body is very prone to rust! As with most used vehicles, change ALL
fluids and filters and give it a GOOD once over! Double check ball-joints,
CV shafts, idler arm, and rear pumpkin and bearings. Depending on how many
miles are on it, replace the water pump and timing set for safety and piece
They are fun rides for mild off roading. They are very maneuverable and
even ride pretty good for commuting. With a small pop-up camper in tow, they
are great for a small Family to go camping. There is a decent selection of
aftermarket parts to upgrade and are even big enough for a small block V-8
swap, though parts breakage could become an issue.
As for the engine running faster in 4WD, something sounds hinky...is it
ALLOT faster or just a hundred RPM or so?
The truck says S10 on the bed but the title says S14? and the rpm's go to
about 350 when idling in 4wd,then when I've shifted to neutral it slows
down to a normal sounding idle speed? Thanks for the info and advise. So
far, one day after purchase, I like the way it drives. In 2wd its great on
the road. It did set for 4 mo's, is there anything that needs particular
I also took it for full service, oil, lube, filters,etc. Again thanks for
Its definatly a Chevy and its also a Tahoe? On the bed in the rear close to
the tailgate it says Tahoe 4x4.Maybe its a late issue or a pre 87 model, I
don't know. Can you recommend a good manual or service book for this
truck? I think under this circumstance I'd better find out exactly what I
Thanks Repairman, could you elaborate some more about what that Tahoe pkg.
is all about? And can you tell me perhaps why my engine speeds up
intermittantly when I shift into 4wd? Also is it difficult to shift into
4wd low range or is there perhaps something not right with some sensor or
mechanism causing difficulty? Thanks again, nubee
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