2000 Chevy Blazer

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2005 at 12:00am CDT by 82184da1

Company: 2000 Chevy Blazer

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2000 Chevy Blazer

October 12, 2005

It looks like CHEVROLET has maintained thier poor craftsmanship in yet ANOTHER vehicle they produce. I bought a 2000 Chevy Blazer because I figured after years of bad luck with previous products, they would have finally made a decent vehicle. Well, It turns out that this thing is just as big of a piece of JUNK as anything else they have ever produced. We were riding down the road one day and the wife went to move the electric passenger seat, the handle broke off in her hand. It looked like some sort of CHEAP pot metal. I am sure we sold Japan better metals than this back in WWII! A few weeks later the driver side electric window motor quit. The dealer wanted nearly $900 (THAT'S

NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!) The dealer also told me that if they screwed up and broke the window, it might be up to another $500 (THAT'S ANOTHER $500 Bucks!) Well to heck with the so called "Dealership", I found a New motor on the internet for about $150 bucks and installed it myself! In the process of installing the new motor I found that the door was all PRESS WELDED, another great piece of engineering work from Chevy!! I had to break the welds in order to get the old motor out. Upon installation of the new motor, I used metal screws so that when this motor fails again,(AND IT WILL!) I will be able to quickly install another one.

The water pump went out at about 30,000 miles and not only did it go out but it took out the radiator and the battery with it when everything broke loose as the pump discintigrated. Shortly after this the alternator quit and I had to replace that for a sweet price of about $300 (THAT'S

THREE HUNDRED BUCKS!!). Just recently, the fuel pump has quit. This was quite a suprise when I found out that the dealer wanted

about $700 (That's SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS) to install a new one! I also learned that the fuel tank has to be removed in order to replace this pump. What a POOR piece of engineering this is. Why couldn't they simply put an access hatch in the floorboard?? Well, I bartered around and found a new fuel pump for under $200 and installed it myself. I also now have a HATCH INSTALLED under the rear seat in the floorboard for the next time this thing fails (and I am SURE it will!) Next time I will go with a Japanese car and I bet I will NEVER turn back to American cars again. I have

simply had it with the extreemely POOR engineering, HIGH prices and POOR service! Gary

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1 Comment

b2e3a56d, 2008-04-07, 09:45AM CDT

How do you take the gas tank down? How do you remove the pump assembly?

Thanks

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