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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by furdaddy, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. furdaddy

    furdaddy Registered Member

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    I just bought a 1974 Blazer, and it needs a bit of work. So, I was wondering what you guys would recommend for good references? Chiltons, Haynes, etc.?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    unick 1/2 ton status

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    I have both chilton and hayes. One of them will have some things and the other one wont. You best bet would be to go out and get a shop manuel. They sell them on the internet for like 100$. But I dont know what the URL is.

    Nick
     
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    All I could find on Helm was this /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Those are the ones that you want. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I've got the '74 Shop Manual and it is very detailed. It provides WAY more information on tasks than any of the later model manuals do. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    well they dont have anything on 1987 blazers /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     
  6. furdaddy

    furdaddy Registered Member

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    Thanks everybody!

    I've only been a member of ColoradoK5 for a week, and it's already definitely worthwhile. You guys are great!
     
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    well they dont have anything on 1987 blazers

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    GM didn't put out a service manual specific to Blazers. The pickups, vans, Suburbans, and full size Blazers are usually covered in the same manual set, since there are more likenesses than differences between them all. Be ready for sticker shock on the newer manuals. The set for our '94 cost $160! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif But with shop time running at $80 per hour at many places these days, it only takes ya 2 hours saved to pay for the whole set. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I use CK5 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    4wood 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    well they dont have anything on 1987 blazers

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    GM didn't put out a service manual specific to Blazers. The pickups, vans, Suburbans, and full size Blazers are usually covered in the same manual set, since there are more likenesses than differences between them all. Be ready for sticker shock on the newer manuals. The set for our '94 cost $160! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif But with shop time running at $80 per hour at many places these days, it only takes ya 2 hours saved to pay for the whole set. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    So how dose one get a hold of a shop manual that covers Blazers, Vans, et al? Is it on Helm? I couldn't figure it out.
     
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    Lance 1/2 ton status

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    Don't forget in '87 GM changed the Suburbans/Blazers vehicle code to R/V instead of the more well-known C/K moniker. That was tripping me up when I was trying to find a set for my '90 about 2 years ago.

    FWIW, it cost right around $100 for the set, but this is an AWESOME resource and was well worth the money IMO. It's 10x more detailed and generally better written than any off-the-shelf manual like Haynes or Chilton.
     
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    Same here...... (I use CK5) ....way better info!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  14. 84blazerwhoopee

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    ALF, I can't get Helm to show 84 vehicles. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     

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