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#17080 of 18329 Re: Problems with taillights on 2004 Chevy Trailblazers. [01_hoe]
Jul 29, 2005 (8:20 am)
I have taken my car to two different dealerships close to my house.
I also called Customer Service and was asked for the last digits on the vin #, I was told the last digits on the vin number of my car are not included on the recall.
I found the recall on a www.nhtsa.dot.gov, informed Chevrolet and the employee in charge of my car made a comment like if the recalls stated in that website are bogus.
#17081 of 18329 Clicking noise under hood 2003 GMC Envoy
Jul 29, 2005 (1:11 pm)
I bought a 2003 GMC Envoy in May 2005....have already replaced the rear end in it...under warranty thank God...now there's this clicking noise under the hood....when it's sitting only time I notice it so far...it will stop for a few seconds then start again...very annoying loud click...anyone else with this problem??? or know what it is....also the kids have noticed one of the headphone jacks works part of the time....so I guess I'm headed back to the repair shop while I'm under warranty! Thanks for any replies!
#17082 of 18329 Re: Problems with taillights on 2004 Chevy Trailblazers. [tink1]
Jul 29, 2005 (4:41 pm)
If you register your vehicle on My GM Link I think it will show what recalls are valid for your VIN. There was a tail light notice on my 03 Envoy that stated there was 6 yr. coverage on the tail lights..... and I've had my replaced as part of the recall. The notice covered 02-04 vehicles.
Are your bulbs failing or what is the dealer doing when you take it in for service? Replacing the socket assembly or replacing bulbs??
#17083 of 18329 Re: Clicking noise under hood 2003 GMC Envoy [cyndilou]
Jul 29, 2005 (6:35 pm)
I have a 03 Trailblazer that had the exact same noise. I sounded like a bomb ticking waiting to explode. It did that for about 1 month. Yesterday the
Fan clutch went bad, and the ticking noise went away. If the fan clutch starts
causing you problems, the engine will sound really loud. I have heard it described as like driving a school bus. Mine seems ok after getting up to 60 mph. The fan clutch repair was quoted to me at $575 at one dealership and $442 at another.
I would definitely get that fixed under warranty
mine is out of warranty
#17084 of 18329 2006 TrailBlazer available now?
Jul 30, 2005 (10:56 am)
A car dealer (Carmax.com) is showing a 2006 TrailBlazer available for sale with a picture. It has a new front grill, 4.2 liter I6 engine output raised from 275 Torque3600rpm 275 Horsepower6000rpm to 277 Torque4800rpm 291 Horsepower6000rpm, etc. Check it out.
#17085 of 18329 Re: A few questions . . . A few thoughts [motowntblazer]
Jul 31, 2005 (11:51 am)
I have a 2002 Envoy and the exterior temp was erratic. I went to the parts Dept at the GM dealer and the parts person printed out the location of the sensor and $16.00 and 20 minutes later I installed the sensor. The sensor is located in front of the radiator. You have to remove some sheet metal in front of the radiator and the sensor is easy to see and remove and replace.
Aug 01, 2005 (5:56 am)
Using the TSB information provided by Trailblazed, I took the 04 TB to the dealer for another go at fixing the slow cool down problem I have been trying to get the dealer to fix since last summer.
A new fan clutch was installed per the TSB and some reprograming was done and the problem was fixed.
I used to drive nine stop-and-go blocks to get out of downtown to the freeway and had little cooling until running at a steady speed. Now the A/C starts to cool down as I leave the parking lot and keeps getting cooler. No more compressor shutdown at each stoplight and warm air blowing.
There may be more fan noise but who can hear it over the max cool setting you need to use in the 97F temps in houston.
#17087 of 18329 Re: A/C FIX [bayner66]
Aug 01, 2005 (7:11 am)
Aug 01, 2005 (2:08 pm)
Amid all of the discussion regarding sub-standard A/C and overheating on hot days, I'm pleased to say that on a trip over this past weekend in 105+ degree weather, my '02 TB with the 4.2L I-6 ran like a top, stayed cool under the hood (never over 212 deg.) and cool in the cockpit both while driving hard up the mountains and stuck in traffic with a full load of people, luggage and other gear.
#17089 of 18329 2005 Envoy Denali brakes
Aug 02, 2005 (2:01 pm)
Upon startup of the vehicle the brakes sometimes fade to the floor.The brakes on my 02 SLT were much better even during driving. The dealer has the vehicle and has contacted GM tech support but so far no fix. Has anyone else had such a problem? Other than the brakes the Denali is a far superior vehicle. Gas consumption is similar to the i-6, 15.2 around town.