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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Blowing off stream

I used to have a 85' GMC Jimmy. Did not like it too much. Had the 2.8 in it, (so it was a dog) and just had problems all the time......

So I leased a '98 Toyota Tacoma. Loved it. It was a bit small inside but had zero problems with it....

To make a long story short... Got married, had a kid, needed a bigger vehicle. Bought a 2000 Chevy Blazer, 4.3 4X4 4door....and have had nothing but problems.

The dam ball joints have been replaced 3 times on right side and 2 on the left....Electrical crap all the time going wrong. Now just had to replace the alternator. I know some is general maintenance but dammn.....Are they that bad compaired to the Toyotas.....

I am not doing this for a "brand war" I know everything has good points bad points...But I know what will be my next purchase....might have to go full size so the Tundra looks good.

Just blowing off some stream......
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You can't even compare that truck to a Toyota- those things will run forever with no problems. Upgrading to a Tundra sounds like a good idea. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Make sure to use MOOG ball joints (and lube them at proper intervals) and you should be pretty well set in terms of not having to replace them for a good long while. Was it the stock alternator, or an aftermarket? Some are better than others. I've had poor luck with various aftermarkt alternators. I got to the point where I could change out the alternator in 5-7 minutes on my old 92 2500 Chevy pickup...

BTW I seem to recall reading of some problems with the various Toyota V6's being significantly less reliable than the 4 cylinders. I suppose if you upgrade to a V8 it shouldn't matter too much, or perhaps they've got their act together on the 6's... I've never owned one, so just going by what I've seen on various forums, but I suspect nobody had a reason to lie about such things...</font>
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Sandman....The alternator was original. I then replaced with the refurbished oem from AutoZone. Wasn't in the mood to shop for price..(I also needed it fixed ASAP)
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