I have a 95 S10 Blazer wirh 200K on it --- love the truck but it has what I refer to as a loud "taxi cab whine" in the trans at speeds up to about 40 mph --- then it goes away --- it started at about 160K --- my mechanic said it was the front pump on the trans and said it wasn't worth messing with - with the mileage it had on it --- it first started 3 years ago and I have put about 40K on the truck since then --- I figured I would run it until it quit --- but now it has been 3 years and it's still running --- in fact I just replaced the 4 WD encoder, starter, and altenator in the last 2 months --- can this be repaired without replacing the trans ? ? ? I've been affaid to change the filter and fluid
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Re: 95 Blazer trans noise
Its best to just drive it until it quits, you got yourself an exceptional blazer, start messen with trans. now i think would be a mistake, take the mechanics advise, drive it, and enjoy it for as long as you can. Consider yourself luckey most people don't get half that milage before the trans. has to be replaced or rebuilt.
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well, without hearing the noise myself, i could guess that the torque converter clutch might be going bad. the torque converter is the part that transfers the power from the engine to the transmission via viscous fluid motion, the converter also has a clutch that internally provides a direct connection inside the converter for better fuel economy. but as with anything labeled as a clutch, it wears down to a point where is slips. the noise your hear could be the torque converter clutch slipping. i owned a 90 astro van with the same drivetrain that made a noise similar to what you speak of up hills. while driving up hills, fully depress the accelerator and if the clunking noise occurs, then the whine goes away as you accelerate faster in a lower gear, very likely this is the case. you would have to have a transmission shop diagnose further. i drove that old van for five more years cause i didn't want to pay to have transmission repaired. it can be very expensive.
Yes it will but your going to have to also transplant the ECM. The change off years to the Blazers are 1992 to 1995 and interchangeable, 1995 being the odd ball year for the 4.3, and in 1996 to 2002 are all drive-train interchangeable. Good luck and keep me posted if you have any more questions.
how does the trans fluid look?at proper level?it sounds like the front pump in trans is starving for fluid..filter may be plugged..does it shift ok?any fault codes?i would check these things and probably drop trans pan to see if any debris/dirt/metal in pan indicating an internal problem..i hope this helps
It may not be your trans at all. Look in the wheel wells for any loose plastic panels/mud flaps that may be hitting the tire. Give a slight tug on those panels to see if they are loose. Many times a loose panel will only contact the wheel when there is air moving to push it into the tire.