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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, Oldsmobile Bravada, SUV
#15372 of 18329 Re: Front end noise - clunking / rattling [dlare]
Oct 05, 2004 (12:20 pm)
I have a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer EXT and have been having alot of problems with clunking in the front end. They have replaced the sway bars and both links and I am still having problems with it. They are telling me that they can't hear it but it sounds like the car is going to fall apart. Also, having problems with the doors sounding like they are banging or out of alignment - have you had any other problems with yours?
#15373 of 18329 Re: is every one scared [tidester]
Oct 05, 2004 (1:03 pm)
It still doesn't work (the "Remember Me" feature) although the notice that it doesn't work has been removed!!! Getting tired having to sign in several times a day.
#15374 of 18329 Re: Front end noise - clunking / rattling [cyndip]
Oct 05, 2004 (1:24 pm)
Try replacing the front sway bar bushings. That made a world of difference for my 2002 Envoy.
#15375 of 18329 15374 Re: Changing air filter
Oct 05, 2004 (1:58 pm)
Those 3 screws don't need to come out of the filter cover, they will stay put. Just loosen enough to remove the cover, leave the screws in the holes in cover. Those are special screws threaded in the middle, smooth under the head and on the end that locates into the nuts.
#15376 of 18329 GM making Isuzu Ascender?
Oct 06, 2004 (10:10 am)
So my friend pulls up in her her Isuzu Ascender today.. looks almost IDENTICAL to my Envoy!
Anyone else seen the new Ascenders? There is a 5-passenger and a 7-passenger version.
Why would GM do this? To try to get traditional import buyers to unknowingly buy American?
Oct 07, 2004 (6:16 am)
Isuzu is partnered with GM (or perhaps the other way around) on this. If you read the Edmunds editors review for the Ascender it tells the whole story. It is essentially an Envoy. One reason I chose the Trailblazer over the Envoy is the interior, which I just didn't care for on the Envoy. From the picture on Edmunds I like what Isuzu did to the interior, but I'd really need to see it in person to decide.
#15378 of 18329 Just wanted to thank everyone
Oct 07, 2004 (7:07 am)
for making this such a great forum.
As of this past Monday, I no longer own the Trailblazer. My family and I have found that we needed something with a bed in it to better handle those trips to and from the hardware store. The TB did okay for the most part in this capacity, but for any construction materials or lumber over 4 feet in length, I found myself being very self-conscious about tearing the carpet or scratching up the interior trim. Because of this, after quite a bit of soul searching, I traded the 2003 TB LT in on a 2004 Chevy Silverado ext. cab pickup on Monday. The TB rides better and is quieter inside than the pickup truck, and has a bit more rear seat room for the kids, but the truck still meets all my requirements in those areas, with the obvious advantage of the 6 and a half foot box out back.
Anyway, I will be moving on to the Silverado groups, but wanted to say how much my ownership experience with the TB has been improved thanks to the existance of this site and the members of the forum. Please keep up the good work for all the other owners that come through here.
#15379 of 18329 Re: Just wanted to thank everyone [jerrywimer]
Oct 07, 2004 (11:04 am)
Enjoy your truck. My brother has owned two GMC trucks (same thing) and, while they've not been perfect, he has been very happy with them and would buy one again.
#15380 of 18329 re: Just wanted to thank everyone
Oct 07, 2004 (12:03 pm)
My solution when I got rid on an old S-10 pickup was to by a trailer. For a little over $400 I bought a 5' x 12' trailer with a 3500# limit. Would haul more than the pickup and when hauling dirt and mulch keeps the Trooper clean. Only drawback is that I have to go home to pick up the trailer. Only really have to use that if I am hauling longer lumber or dirt/mulch. I can get the 15 bags of fertilizer I need in the back of the Trooper if I move the golf clubs. (Same goes for the wife's Envoy XL)
#15381 of 18329 Brakes Questions, Lubricating brake slides???
Oct 07, 2004 (4:56 pm)
My rear passenger brakes did not give any warning, but froze up destroying the brake pad and rotor. My dealership set me up with a dearlership that is not on strike. They said that the slide in the caliper froze. They also said it was my fault because I didn't lubricate the slide every 15,000 miles. I only have 23,000 miles. I check the owners manual and no where does it say that you have to lubricate the slides on the calipers. My Service Manager said that it does not have to be lubricated until you change the brake pads approximately 40,000 to 50,000 miles. I call GMC Customer Services and was told that they would not cover it because I failed to maintain the brakes properly. Three heated phone calls and still nothing. I told the Suntrup GMC in St. Peters to repair it anyway, I need the car. Does anyone know about lubricating the brake slide??? The supervisor at GMC was quite rude. Only my dealer has ever work on my Envoy. They say I have performed all the routine maintenance.
Who's right? Help Me.