1989 Chevrolet Blazer
The Chevrolet division of General Motors is responsible for manufacturing full-size sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and one of those SUVs is called the Chevrolet K5 Blazer. Even though its name was used for two entirely separate model lines during five successive decades, the Chevrolet Blazer remained one of the most popular sport-utility vehicles (SUVs). In 1969, Chevrolet began attaching the “K5 Blazer” badge to two-door convertible SUV versions of their full-size pickup trucks. These vehicles were the first to bear the name. The C/K pickup chassis was used to produce the K5 Blazer from 1969 to 1991. The K5 Blazer was renamed the Blazer in 1992 and the Tahoe in 1995 for the two-door variant. Production of the K5 Blazer ended in 1991. This article focuses on the 1989 Chevrolet Blazer.
Performance and Fuel Economy
When it came time to redesign the 1989 Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet upgraded the 10-bolt axles of the vehicle to 30-spline shafts from the previous 28-spline ones. The 5.7-liter V8 small-block engine that was formerly standard issue in the Golden Bowtie was also outfitted with a serpentine belt rather than the multi-belt auxiliary drive previously in use. LS3-style 821 heads, Manley pushrods, LS7 lifters, titanium retainers, and many other high-quality components work in tandem to provide an astounding 547 horsepower and 519 pound-feet of torque (704 Nm). The MagnaFlow tucked exhaust system allows the beefed-up V8 to exhale with the system’s exhaust.
In addition, the 1989 Chevrolet Blazer had an option between a manual gearbox with three speeds, an automatic transmission with three speeds called a Turbo Hydromatic (TH350), and another manual transmission with four speeds called a Synchromesh (SM465). There were two different carrying cases available. The Dana 20 was only offered in conjunction with the manual gearbox options. Manual and automatic gearbox versions were offered for selection in the NP-205. The ground clearance of the 1989 Chevrolet Blazer measured 8 inches (200 mm), and the approach angle was set at 35 degrees.
In 1973, Chevrolet introduced a redesigned Blazer with sheet metal that was significantly more rounded off. It also included carryover engines, the option to configure the interior for one, two, or five passengers, and a detachable convertible top. However, in 1976, the fully open cabin would be eliminated with the introduction of the half-cab design. This design still featured a removable top, but it began just after the first-row seats, which meant that the front passengers were kept completely covered. This design was introduced in the United States.
The Blazer Chalet, which was essentially a Blazer equipped with a pop-up camper that bolted into the same holes used by the original hardtop, made its debut during the 1976 model year. This vehicle was also known as the Blazer Chalet. In its most basic configuration, the Chalet included sleeping space for two persons, a sink, an icebox, a gas stove with two burners, and a dinette table. The refrigerator and heater powered by propane were added to the middle-tier models, while the highest-tier models received fold-out bunks in the ceiling that were large enough to sleep two more people.
In the middle of the 1980s, Chevrolet also manufactured a vehicle called the M1009 that was based on the K5 Blazer and was sold to the United States military. The military-grade version of the automobile had a more durable suspension, a unique electrical system, a front brush guard, and a rifle rack. However, it did not have air conditioning and was painted in either olive green, camouflage, or tan, depending on the model.
During its production run, the second-generation K5 Blazer would get a large number of stylistic upgrades on both the interior and the outside, as well as a small number of engine lineup adjustments, one of which is the inclusion of a diesel option. 1991 was the year when the production of the second-generation K5 Blazer came to an end.
- Height: 73.82 in
- Length: 184.8 in
- Width: 79.61 in
Engine type: 5.7 V6
Fuel tank: 30.9 g
1989 Chevrolet Blazer Factory Service Manual
These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the 1989 Chevrolet Blazer Repair Manual for your Chevrolet Blazer.
- Safety Restraints
- Before Driving
- Starting and Operating
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Customer Assistance
The service manuals for the 1989 Chevrolet Blazer are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s operation.
1989 Chevrolet Blazer — Owner’s Manual
When consumers purchase a 1989 Chevrolet Blazer, they get a Chevrolet Blazer Owners Manual containing all the required information for future maintenance and modifications.
- Important Safety Instructions
- Maintenance Record
While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 1989 Chevrolet Blazer provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What size motor is in the 1989 Blazer?
4.3L V6 161 HP
How many miles will a Blazer last?
What was the original price of a 1989 Blazer K1500?
It had a base MSRP of $15355