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1988 S10 Blazer - bucket seat backs do no lock

The back of my bucket seats do not lock in the upright position.
FYI They recline and slide forward & backward

Tom Lucus

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SOURCE: passenger side seat reclining device

check the adjusting bar on the pass. door side of seat.

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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SOURCE: My 1988 s10 blazer 4x4 2.8 idles fast at all

is it carb or EFI? Carb shouldhave adjustment screw

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 chevy blazer s10 and the incline lever is broken

Autozone has a repair kit for this ......

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Passenger seat is fully reclined and won't stay upright

the gear broke or the bar inside is broken,take it to a body shop and have them dis -assemble the covering on the rear of the seat then you can see the problem

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 1988 chevy s10 blazer 4.3, cut out , will srart but will not stay

Your vehicle as an ignition control module located on top of the distributor (under the cap and rotor) I would pull the ICM and take it to NAPA and have it tested if bad replace it (cost about $80). Sounds like a ICM problem or it could be the ignition switch located on the steering coloum which can't be tested but costs $20. Hope this works

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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