96 S10 Blazer 4.3 engine shuts down at 85 mph. Is this normal?

Asked by Bob5341 Jun 16, 2018 at 05:54 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet S-10 RWD

Question type: General

96 S10 Blazer 4.3, engine shuts down when speed reaches 85 mph.  
Interstate highway high gear only 2,700 rpms.  Is this normal,how can I fix or
change it.

2 Answers


Not normal. Is the check engine light on?

No light. GM service manager just told me that it is normal. I’m surprised that others haven’t complained, the car is 22 years old, surely others drive more than 85 mph on occasions.

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