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New K5 Owner - Could use some information, etc.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Blazer Jim, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Blazer Jim

    Blazer Jim Newbie

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    Fellow K5'ers, I recently purchased a 1991 project Blazer. Great bones and muscle, but a few dings, dents, and scrapes on her. I have a couple of questions that I hope you all can assist me in.

    1) Carfax report states 1991 Chevy Blazer V10 - What's the V10 signify? I do know that there's not one under the hood.

    2) Rear shocks are loose (can't tighten) - I'd like to replace the hardware. Any information on the size would be helpful - spacers, washers, bolt, retainers, etc.

    3) Oil leak from the oil cooler lines - common problem?

    4) Hard shift in 1st gear? Possible problem or common in K5 tranny?

    5) Any site that can give me information based on VIN number?

    6) As a "registered user" can I only post in the Garage and not in the "Technical Forums"?

    7) Any good sources for interior parts, etc.?

    8) My goal is to get her back to stock - ultimately showroom!

    Thanks. It's great to be an owner.
     
  2. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    V10 is a designation, like K5 or S10.
    Sheock loose, define loose, and why cant you tighten them?
    Harsh shift, check tranny fluid level/condition.
    Parts, Here or LMC
     
  3. Blazer Jim

    Blazer Jim Newbie

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    Leper, the shock nut on both sides tighten to about 1/4 inch short of flush on the frame. Looks like a spacer or a couple of washers are missing. Previous owner replaced the shocks and apparently didn't do it right.
     
  4. Blazer Jim

    Blazer Jim Newbie

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  5. freeflow

    freeflow 1/2 ton status

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    lmctruck.com they will send u a free catalog- good company



    brad
     
  6. trailblazr81

    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    LMC :waytogo: . I would first change fluid and filter n tranny. Some autoparts stores carry hardware kits for the shocks. Search Google or Yahoo theres quite a few sights out there that will help with VIN decoding, engine/traanny/t-case/axle identification and all kinds of other tid-bits of info. Also I would suggest coughing up the small amount to be come a member here. Allows you to do more and obtain more info as well as keep this great sight running and improving. And with the truck being 15 years old I wouldnt be surprised if there is a leak or two. Shouldnt be too hard to fix.
     

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