Although Blazers were manufactured until 1982, the majority sold were. My oil pressure has always read near the red lines but when Iaccelrate the oil pressure goes up. Available engines included a 292 cu in 4. It was available only with a four-speed automatic transmission. Introduced to the line for the 1969 , the K5 Blazer was replaced for 1995 by the. For the 1990 model year, all Blazers now had a standard rear wheel anti-lock braking system. The full-size Blazer was discontinued for 1995, replaced by the which featured a two-door and four-door body style.
Another feature of the K5 Blazer tailgate was the safety switch connected to the electric motor which prevented the rear window from being raised if the tailgate was unlatched. However, these power plants were underpowered and prone to , especially with the electronic spark control module. Turns out, it is leaking from what looks like a drilled hole in the bottom of the bellhousing. Corporate 10-bolt axles were upgraded to 30 spline axle shafts from previous 28 spline. It also came as a convertible. Both of these were originally aimed at the short series, which were much smaller than other trucks.
A new electronic speedometer system, with a 6 digit odometer on the dashboard was also introduced for 1990, along with non-asbestos brake linings. There were four choices for power plants: the , the , the , and the V8. Between 1983 and 1987, what is known as the M1009 was the production militarized version of the civilian K5. The Blazer was designed and marketed to compete with and the. There is an overlap of 12-bolt rears into the early '80s, while the 10-bolt front axle was phased into production in the late 1970s. In 1988, four new colors were introduced: Bright Blue Metallic, Forest Green Metallic, Light Mesa Brown Metallic, and Dark Mesa Brown Metallic. It was available in 1969 as four-wheel drive only; in 1970, a two-wheel drive model was offered.
It has two separate 12 V alternators and batteries wired in series, only the glow plug system, injection pump, the starter, and the jumper cable jack are wired to the 24 V terminals. And lastly, why would my oil pressure drop to the red lines when stopped then increase to above 30 when driving? The 1989 Blazer had new base and up-level grilles, as well as new headlight bezels, body side moldings, and front bumper rub strips. The two-wheel drive version came with independent front suspension and rear trailing arms, both with coil springs. All M1009s, including its derivatives, are powered with the 6. In 1976, a half-cab design was introduced and used until 1991. Although the was introduced in the spring of 1987 as a 1988 model, the K5 Blazer, Suburban, and crew-cab trucks retained the earlier platform until 1991. The Blazer quickly became popular.
The K5 Blazer was fitted with a 250 cu in 4. This resistor pack can be bypassed and the glow plugs run directly off of the 12 V battery. For 1991, the 700R4 was renamed to the 4L60. . The weight of the large glass panel was rumored to be a liability as the manual crank gears wore prematurely and the electric motor was prone to frequent overheating and subsequent failure. Some decommissioned M1009s end up in law enforcement use e. Two new exterior colors, Brilliant Blue and Slate Metallic were offered.
After 1987, when was introduced in the truck engines, the 350 was made the standard power plant. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. If this is done then the military 24 V slave adapter in the grille will need to be disconnected as well. The innovation of the Blazer was to simply offer a shortened pickup truck, which both increased interior space, and lowered the cost of production with a shared platform. Also, helping to reduce air leaks in the doors was a new door handle seal.
The four-wheel drive version had a solid front axle and used front and rear. This also included the electric motor drive cable which goes to the window regulator to the motor similar in design to a speedometer cable , which usually would fail under heavy abuse. Until 1975, the K5 had a removable convertible top. A majority of them are painted green or in the camouflage pattern, though some vehicles that saw desert use were painted tan. The standard engine remained the 350 cu in 5. The second generation K5 models incorporated the rear hatch glass and tailgate into a single unit, which allowed the glass panel to retract inside of the tailgate by use of a manual crank mounted on the tailgate or an electric motor activated by a key-operated switch on the tailgate and a dash-mounted switch. A tilt-steering wheel became optional.
In 1970, introduced its own model of the truck, called the Jimmy, which was discontinued in 1991 and replaced by the. What was the prupose in this plug? I just replaced the oil filter adapter on my 1993 full size Blazer. More new features for 1988 included a fixed mast antenna in place of the old windshield antenna, a trip odometer as part of the gauge package cluster, and an improved pulse windshield wiper control. Most of the truck actually runs on 12 V. These engines produced nearly as much torque as the 350, giving a similar driving feel. Was told that was cause of leak. This article needs additional citations for.
Two transfer cases were offered: the 20, available only with the manual transmissions, or the , available with both types of transmissions. What is the oil leak in bellhousing from? If this is done and the 24 V starter is replaced with a standard 12v starter, the second alternator is no longer needed. The Blazer's long-wheelbase relative, with an integrated rear body and doors for 2nd row passengers, is the. By 1970, the Blazer was already outselling both of its older rivals. A new brake warning light on the dashboard was also introduced for 1990.
The Blazer had 8 inches 200 mm of ground clearance and an approach angle of 35°. The glow plugs are actually 12 V glow plugs with a resistor pack on the firewall to drop the 24 V down to 12 V. The rear seat arm rest were eliminated from rear seat to make room for shoulder belts and pads were added to the wheel housings. The Blazer body also used double sided, galvanized exterior sheet metal. A new option for 1990 was power mirrors.