1999 chevy blazer. check engine, check gauges, check 4 wheel drive lights are on.
I cant put more than about 10.00 in the gas tank at a time, the gas guage and speedomemter isnt working properly. when i start it up it makes a noise so loud i think its going to blow up so i just cut it off and let it sit in the drive way. ive never had a tune up. the 4 wheel drive light blinks constantly so i went in the dashboard and disengaged it. my car acts like it doesnt have any gas in it.
please help me
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It's most likely the "four wheel drive actuator" This is located on the front differential housing. It's cylindrical shaped and has a large hex (about
1-1/4") and two wires coming out of it. Usually they short out and blow the fuse but, I've also seen where they just quit working and sometimes they just get slow to work. The "actuator" has a heating element in it and it warms up, some sort gas, causing it to expand thus engaging the front wheels. In cold weather it may take a minute or so for it to engage, so put in four wheel drive and wait for a bit and see what happens.
Advanced Auto Parts and Autozone will check your OBDII for free (On Board Diagnostic System). They will give you a print out of what the code(s) are and possible solutions.
As for the gas gauge, you might check the sending unit from fuel tank and possibly the float in the tank. This requires dropping the tank, you may not be set up to do this work, so find a qualified shop in your area.
Your dash needs to come out. These bulbs push into a plastic piece that "twists" into the back of the dash board. (About a 1/4 turn) Unless you can get at them from underneath, but I think it's to tight.
What does your manual say that it is? Always check in your manual and you will have plenty of information to help solve your questions. However, I want to venture a guess about your gas gauge. You may have a computer mis-read and the new tank install is not interfacing with your computer.
Problem number one. The circuit that powers up your data link connector (where you plug the code reader into) is the cigarette lighter fuse. Check that fuse to make sure it is not blown. Second problem: You more than likely need to replace your instrument panel cluster.
Before spending several hundres on a fuel pump, I recommend doing a fuel pressure test. You can get a test gauge pretty cheap at a parts store. If the pump is junk, you raise the truck, lower the fuel tank, unplug the electronics from the pump at the top of the tank, then with a hammer and flat head scrwedrive, gently tap the lock ring in a counter clockwise direction until it pops off. Pull the pump assembly out and install the new one. Reverse directions to install.