Available engines included a 292 cu in 4. If this is done then the military 24 V slave adapter in the grille will need to be disconnected as well. Performance: Big and bulky, not meant to go fast or be flashy Build Quality: Ran solid at 200,000+ miles, 4x4ed like a champ, etc. Took a plow like a duck to water. For the 1990 model year, all Blazers now had a standard rear wheel anti-lock braking system. Things are starting to go on it but i expected that just because of how many miles are on it. 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.
These engines produced nearly as much torque as the 350, giving a similar driving feel. 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 only with a four-speed automatic transmission. Even better with a primer black 'paint job', mildly aggressive tires, a few dents, and tons of mud. Both of these were originally aimed at the short series, which were much smaller than other trucks. A new option for 1990 was power mirrors. 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.
This resistor pack can be bypassed and the glow plugs run directly off of the 12 V battery. A tilt-steering wheel became optional. Replaced the clutch and kept it tuned and she ran, four-wheeled, and performed like a champ. A majority of them are painted green or in the camouflage pattern, though some vehicles that saw desert use were painted tan. Also, helping to reduce air leaks in the doors was a new door handle seal. The Blazer's long-wheelbase relative, with an integrated rear body and doors for 2nd row passengers, is the. The Blazer was designed and marketed to compete with and the.
I take it 4 wheelin whenever conditions are good. Work Horse — this truck was Very powerful 4x4 v8 big block. Most of the truck actually runs on 12 V. The Blazer had 8 inches 200 mm of ground clearance and an approach angle of 35°. Bought it off a guy on bargain news for 1700 cash.
It can get prety expensive to drive this sometimes, cuz the gas mileage aint that great, but i dont realy care about that cuz its realy fun to drive. This article needs additional citations for. By 1970, the Blazer was already outselling both of its older rivals. New front grill and chrome bessels. In 1976, a half-cab design was introduced and used until 1991.
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. Until 1975, the K5 had a removable convertible top. A new electronic speedometer system, with a 6 digit odometer on the dashboard was also introduced for 1990, along with non-asbestos brake linings. I rebuilt this in 1996 from the frame up. Introduced to the line for the 1969 , the K5 Blazer was replaced for 1995 by the. Thats just a temporary fix though. The standard engine remained the 350 cu in 5.
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. A new brake warning light on the dashboard was also introduced for 1990. However, these power plants were underpowered and prone to , especially with the electronic spark control module. Most of the K5s that you see now aint got much of the body left on it. The full-size Blazer was discontinued for 1995, replaced by the which featured a two-door and four-door body style.
Two transfer cases were offered: the 20, available only with the manual transmissions, or the , available with both types of transmissions. There were four choices for power plants: the , the , the , and the V8. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. Some decommissioned M1009s end up in law enforcement use e. The Blazer body also used double sided, galvanized exterior sheet metal.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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 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. It was available in 1969 as four-wheel drive only; in 1970, a two-wheel drive model was offered. If this is done and the 24 V starter is replaced with a standard 12v starter, the second alternator is no longer needed. The K5 Blazer was fitted with a 250 cu in 4. All M1009s, including its derivatives, are powered with the 6.
Interior was in good condition, but worn. For 1991, the 700R4 was renamed to the 4L60. 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. The two-wheel drive version came with independent front suspension and rear trailing arms, both with coil springs. The 1989 Blazer had new base and up-level grilles, as well as new headlight bezels, body side moldings, and front bumper rub strips. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.