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Chevrolet Blazer

1991 chevy blazer over 100,000 miles I think its an oil filter has a metal part with two hoses attached and looks like a can under metal thing that says security filter on it and its leaking all over dont know if its coming from hoses or can or meatel thing my ex said he will fix it and its alot of money I dont know if hes trying to make a buck of me I know nothing about this stuff and want to learn thanks kelly
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Kellykyle
January 31, 2007.




If the lights are dim, I would suspect the battery. At least.

Kelly,
Sounds like your batterys charge may be down because of a number of things. Depending on how old the battery is you could have a bad or more then one bad cell in the battery. If so the cold weather will really bring this out and there will not be enough power to turn your car over. Another problem could be that maybe you left a light on in your car, radar detector left plugged in etc that brought the power down in your battery. I have seen this plenty of times over the years. And another problem could be your alternators internal regulator is bad not putting a charge back into your battery. It could be a few different things. The bad thing is from what you stated you have freezing weather. If a battery is dead or almost dead the battery electrolyte (battery acid) inside of the battery turns to water. This water will freeze inside the battery which will crack the cell plates inside the battery making for a junk battery. In this case you will need a new battery. If you put a new battery in make sure someone checks your electrical system out to make sure your alternator is still good because if your alternator is bad you will end up with the same problem I just described even with a brand new battery installed. I have been in the automotive parts business now 29 years and I have seen this happen many times. Some people think that they just need a new battery never checking out the electrical system only to have the new battery fail on them.
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Ffas23
Feb 4, 2007.
Update,
She had replaced the battery with no avail, but did follow through as ffas23 mentioned.
This was the result: thank you for everything I am happy to let u know it works now I got a new battery also but it was the terminal and they cleaned the starter sending much thanks and a big hug
kelly

Kelly, You didn't mention what engine you have but I am willing to bet you have the 4.3 V6. Standing in front of your Blazer with the hood up and looking down to the right if your radiator is where your oil filter on a 4.3L should be. It just may be the oil filter leaking. Might not be on tight enough. If you don't have tools and don't know what your are doing I would just take it over to a quick lube place and have them do an oil change. At that point they will need to change your oil filter and will see the leak. They should be able to tell you if the leak is coming from your oil filter or the hoses that take the oil to that filter. Have them take a look under the hood before you have them do any work to see what they think.

Fred

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Ffas23
Feb 5, 2007.
Hey Kelly.
Instead of editing your posts, just continue it with new ones. Otherwise anyone in the future that uses you post for help can't follow it.

The oil leak kinda sounds like oil cooler lines. How bad is it leaking?

Very possible on the filter as ffas23 says.


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Kellykyle
Feb 5, 2007.
Definitly sounds like the oil cooler. They leak at both the mounting area at the block and the fittings where the lines go in. Between it and the block is 1 gasket and 1 o-ring. Replace the two fittings where the lines go in while you are there. Be advised that you will probably wind up buying cooler lines too eventually. Good luck

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Jack42
Feb 6, 2007.
The engine filter on some models have the oil filter seperate from the engine in a remote area. Did the oil leak start after they changed the oil? Have it checked where you had the oil changed. They may have left the old gasket on when putting the new oil filter in. Other than that it could be the hoses.
They are not that hard to repair or replace.

M_H_RITZEL
Feb 6, 2007.

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