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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, Oldsmobile Bravada, SUV
#16712 of 18329 If you've been waiting to buy from GM ...
Jun 02, 2005 (6:16 am)
To boost sales, GM is once again cutting prices. They are now offering employee pricing on all vehicles except the Corvette and GMC medium duty trucks. So, for those of you who have been wanting to buy a new Chevrolet Trailblazer/GMC Envoy, here is your chance. They are also offering incentives on top of that.
I have a couple thoughts on this and I hope it pays off for GM, but I don't think it will. First off, GM has improved quality, but they are still behind the quality of several competitors. By selling vehicles that don't work like they should, they will further lose customers. Also, the prices they are offering now are going to make more people hold off for that "big discount" instead of buying earlier in the year.
GM is starting to look desperate. I am now kicking the idea around of buying another vehicle. I'd like to buy another TB, but will the wife want to drive our 2004 or our 2005? We will see ...
#16714 of 18329 Maintenance - Brakes check up
Jun 02, 2005 (6:26 am)
I took my 02 TB in to have the tires rotated and looked over the brakes and they are not even half worn with 67,000 miles on them! Pretty darn good! Other SUV's I have owned are lucky to get 40,000 miles on brakes. I am getting ready for a 1500 mile trip, so I am going ahead with replacing the serpentine belt this weekend. I may get the tranny serviced for the first time too, but the book says to service the tranny at 100,000 miles.
#16715 of 18329 Fan clutch replacement-Update!
Jun 02, 2005 (6:28 am)
Well got the truck into my mechanic and the news was a $350 hit for the replacement. Since my truck is out of warranty, Im lucky to have a mechanic I trust. When he called me to quote the price, he told me the local Chevy dealer, where he had to get the part, had to replace about 15 in the month of May alone. He also told me the part number had been changed by Chevy, cough, recall, cough! Well anyway, its getting fixed and I wanna thank posters for their responses. I love my TB, but its getting expensive to fix.
#16716 of 18329 CHARGING SYSTEM AND LOW RPM
Jun 02, 2005 (2:27 pm)
I WAS WONDERING IF ANY ONE EXPERIANCED ANY PROBLEMS WITH THEIR ENVOYS OR TRAILBLAZERS IN THE CHARGING SYSTEM. THE VEHICLE IS NOT CHARGING PROPERLY AND THE RPM ARE IDLEING AT 500. WHICH IS VERY LOW. DEALER SAYS ITS NORMAL BUT I CANT BELIVE THAT. THANKS FOR ANY HELP
#16718 of 18329 EXTRA CHARGING SYSTEMS IN ENVOYS
Jun 02, 2005 (2:29 pm)
HAS ANYBODY PUT AN EXTRA CHARGING SYSTEM IN THEIR ENVOY OR TRAILBLAZER. IF YOU HAVE PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW.
#16719 of 18329 Re: EXTRA CHARGING SYSTEMS IN ENVOYS [bigsexy]
Jun 02, 2005 (3:44 pm)
I recommend turning off your CAPS LOCK. People tend to ignore messages typed in ALL CAPS.
#16720 of 18329 Re: oxygen sensor/ 03 trailblazer [gmfan]
Jun 02, 2005 (8:36 pm)
One of the sensors is plugged into the exhaust pipe and it should not be that difficult to change.
It's not difficult, but a special socket is needed that has a slot for the wire.
#16721 of 18329 Re: CHARGING SYSTEM AND LOW RPM [bigsexy]
Jun 02, 2005 (8:39 pm)
... AND THE RPM ARE IDLEING AT 500. WHICH IS VERY LOW.
You're right - it's too low. I'd take it to a different dealer.