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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, Oldsmobile Bravada, SUV
#13342 of 18329 Message to Tidester Host & Group....
Nov 16, 2003 (11:09 pm)
Here's a suggestion for you to which I would like to gainer support from the group.
Since there has been numerous issues about this forum becoming a playground for complaints, I propose the following:
* Similar to the Honda Accord forum (and many others), I suggest that you FREEZE this topic of discussion and create two new ones! You could possibly create the following:
1) 2002+ Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada Problems (maybe include Buick Ranier, Isuzu Ascendor)
2) 2002+ Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada (maybe include Isuzu Ascendor and Buick Ranier)
I honestly believe that this will help to keep the topics of discussion more focused to everyone's liking so that if they are 100% problem free with their vehicle, they can simply focus on posting messages to the "rants and raves" side of the forum (and vice-versa for those who have experienced "perpetual woes.")?
In my opinion, I think that this is a very "active" forum and that's wonderful. Heck.. we are already nearing 14 THOUSAND postings people!!. However, there needs to be some sort of separation to help keep the topics more "focused" and to help keep the general audience happy. For example, I've been considering the new Honda Accord Coupe as a second car and found it QUITE pleasant to venture over to that particular forum and spend time reading the good and the bad... more so, educating myself in an unbiased way! Perhaps the "happy" forum can focus on more pleasant items such as: modifications, upgrades, accolades, "how to's (i.e. changing a light bulb)," etc. The "problems" forum can continue working collaboratively/effectively as we all do so well to help resolve/get answers to the problems at hand?
Just food for thought... All those who agree TYPE EYE!
OH.. and let's not forget.. to keep things clean and searchable, delete those discussion threads that were created and contain less than 10 postings!!
Nov 16, 2003 (11:14 pm)
#13344 of 18329 Shudder/Clunk and Slip Yoke
Nov 17, 2003 (12:29 am)
ylab - thanks for the info.
Slip yoke explanation seems to fit pretty well, but in my case I can pull up to a light and while I am sitting there, I feel this very light thump effect. Further, it sometimes repeats maybe two or three more times if I just sit there. The repititions even seem to be regularly spaced apart. These effects were what made me think something might be going on in the rear axle. It seems to me that friction release in the yoke would happen just once and it would be all over. But again, in my case, the effects are very mild. Many people probably wouldn't notice it.
#13345 of 18329 iexplore/counterproposal
Nov 17, 2003 (1:46 am)
How about keeping this one and creating a "Trailblazer, Envoy, Bravada Problems and Solutions Board" or somesuch? That would result in less confusion for people who participate here and would be easier to redirect people to the problems & solutions area.
All in favor indicate with AYE and opposed with NAY! I thought I just heard Iexplore volunteer to keep count?
#13346 of 18329 Adding a 24th discussion title - NAY
Nov 17, 2003 (7:56 am)
Why add another? There are already 23 titles including (edited) "Strange noise behind dash", "Transmission Problems", "Vibration 40-65 mph", "02 Trailblazer AWD problem", "Air conditioning problems", "Any battery problems after vehicle sits?", and "Air Noise" among others. No one goes to those topics. Look at the numbers of postings to each topic and see for yourself which one gets the most response. Some are read only now, likely due to lack of response.
#13347 of 18329 Stutter-clunk question again
Nov 17, 2003 (8:04 am)
RE message 13326, I had asked if the stutter-clunk is happening with 2WD, 4WD, or both, and will add locking or not locking diff to the question. Haven't seen any answers to the first part yet.
Does anyone with this problem notice if the RPM is briefly dropping below the normal 600 when this happens?
BTW speaking of words, "studder" is not a valid word, "stutter" is. As per Dictionary.com anyway. "Clunk" is also valid word.
#13348 of 18329 STEERING "rubbing noise?"
Nov 17, 2003 (8:36 am)
I own an 02 Envoy, with about 36K on the odometer...I recently noticed a "rubbing" noise apparently comming from the steering column at low, parking lot speeds. The dealer applied some type of lubricant to the steering column, claiming this would stop the problem....needless to say, the noise is still there...has anyone else had this problem? If so, what was the solution..thanks
Nov 17, 2003 (8:59 am)
Organization is a bit of a problem sometimes. We also have a Chevrolet Trailblazer Owners Club to muddy up the waters with.
But most makes/models have a general board and a problems/solutions board. They grow in size, but the Discussion Search function makes it easy enough to find specific problem threads.
Anyone interesed in the new version of DOD? "On a 15-minute drive, the TrailBlazer V-8 switched between four and eight cylinders more than 40 times without hesitation." USA Today
#13350 of 18329 Stutter/clunk issue
Nov 17, 2003 (11:15 am)
'03 Envoy, 4WD, locking diff, 3.73 gears.
RPMS do NOT fluctuate when stutter occurs.
Nov 17, 2003 (12:11 pm)
I posted this a while back, but will again to add my $0.02.
Clunk felt from undercarriage when stopped at intersection.
Steps to reproduce: Truck must be cold. Start truck and drive short distance (<.25 miles) to a stop sign or intersection. Wait at intersection for ~1 min. You will feel a clunk or series of clunks from the lower rear of the truck. Feels like the car behind you didnít stop in time and tapped your bumper! Could be some sort of binding problem in the rear differential or other mechanical connection. After driving a few minuets and stopping again, the problem does not reoccur. However, the next time the truck is cold, the same thing will happen. Could it be a lubrication issue in some part that occurs after truck sits awhile?
The service tech said: Normal Behavior.
I have given up on this on and just live with it. I'm out of warrentee now anyway, so I can't go complain about every little thing anymore. Barring a recall fix, I don't see this going away.