1987 Chevrolet Blazer Overview


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4.65 stars

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Best Car I Have Ever Driven And No Matter How Many Other Cars I Drive I Keep Going Back by Colleen
 — It is an easy to repair vicial when the US government isn't being evil and stoping the ability for me to by my parts or get my hands on it. The engine has over quarter of a million miles on it and it ... Read More
87 Full Size Blazer Thats Nothin But The Truth by reaper_9908
 — My 87 blazer has a good bit of rust, infact half the floor board and the rear body mounts are rusted all the way through. Still bone stock but when the pedal hits the floor the motor is screamin. i ha... Read More
Great Truck by ochlockneemike
 — I love my truck it is fun to drive and being an ex military truck is very tough. It has a tbi 350 and an 4 speed auto in it. Right now it has 31 inch tires on it but im hopeing to have 33's and a soft... Read More

1987 Chevrolet Blazer Overview

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1987 Chevrolet Blazer

Chevrolet introduced the Chevy Blazer SUV in 1983. Prior to that, the Chevrolet K-5 Blazer existed, but it was a large truck that eventually changed its name to Tahoe. In 1983, Chevrolet modified its S-10 pickup truck and gave it rear passenger seats and an enclosed rear space, modified it toward the sporty market segment, shrank it a little to give it a manageable size - and one of the first SUVs was born.

The Chevy Blazer's base model was just that - base transportation (vinyl seats, stark interior), but its Tahoe and Sports models progressed up the "fancy" ladder, adding cloth seats, nicer interior trim, and so on. In 1987, a single serpentine belt replaced separate belts for the power steering, alternator, and air conditioning (which was still an option, not standard). The 2.5-liter, 92-hp, 4-cylinder engine featured new cylinder heads and intake manifold for smoother operation, though it didn't gain power. A 6-cylinder, 4-liter, 173-hp engine was optional.

Speaking of options, Chevrolet came out with a "High Country" exterior paint option mid-year, with a shiny black top melting into gold color below, with gold body trim. Other options included air conditioning, an AM/FM stereo system, and a tilt steering wheel.

People who have owned '87 Chevy Blazers generally report that the truck is reliable, tough, and fearless, going anywhere the driver points it. Some say it has a rough, uncomfortable ride, has insufficient engine power for hills and towing, and has a serious rust problem.


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Chevrolet Blazer Questions


Fuse Trouble

the fuse that controls the horn/radio/overhead light go out almost instantly when a fresh one is inserted. is there anything i can do before i start shopping around for a mechanic?

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Hi You There?

hi I have an '87', chevy blazer, it was just fixed i had it tuned, then inspected, they said i needed a new pitman arm,so i had it put on ..when i got it out the shop they. it drove good first day,the...

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What Fuse Is Used For The Cigarette Lighter

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My 1987 Chevy Blazer Full Size Rear Drum Is Stuck How Can I Fix It?

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87 K-5 Restoration

My 87 K-5 is in need of a pretty extensive restoration and I don't have the time or garage space to do it where I live in Key West. Anyone know of a shop in southern Florida that does this kind of wo...

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