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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, Oldsmobile Bravada, SUV
#17373 of 18329 Re: Trailblazer 2002 clicking noise [4runner10 #14747] by mytrip2 [pete2002 [tblazed]
Oct 26, 2005 (9:53 pm)
TBLAZED, thank you so much for the info!! I took a copy of the link that you sent (GM Techlink) with the info regarding the mode door actuator to my Chevy dealership's service manager. He went to his computer, looked up the bulletin, printed out the directions, went to the parts manager, got the parts and came out and told me that I was correct with the information. He asked when I wanted to have it fixed and I asked him how much it would be. He told me that they would fix it for NOTHING!!!! So you really helped me out!! (I did have to pay for my windshield washer pump to be replaced...$129...if it's not one thing, it's another!) Thank you again!!!!!!!
#17374 of 18329 Re: 2002 headlights flickering [ccarbaugh]
Oct 27, 2005 (12:19 pm)
I have an 02 TB 130K miles - and the headlamps have been flickering at night since new. Back in O2 when I was still under warranty, I asked the mechanics who all gave kinda cheezy responses - but didn't find anything wrong. I resigned myself to it being a feature of a car with about a hundred different transient demands for electricity going on at any given moment - and since it really hasn't been a harbinger of any real problems - I think I'm probably right.
#17375 of 18329 Re: Trailblazer Steering and Handling [gogogodzilla]
Oct 27, 2005 (1:43 pm)
There is an inexpensive aftermarket improvement available for these. You can get a Hotchkis anti sway bar kit. It comes with a stiffer rear anti sway bar and urethane bushings for the front and rear bars. It does help a lot. I think you're going to find that many of todays SUV's have "gone soft" to cater to the soccer mom market.
In my opinion, the biggest problem is the use of coil over shock suspension in the rear. This is done mainly to save weight and soften the ride, but has the undesireable effect of allowing the vehicle to move not only up and down as it would with leaf springs, but also diagonally. The Hotchkis kit helps to reduce this.
#17376 of 18329 Re: Trailblazer Steering and Handling [ross1962]
Oct 27, 2005 (4:04 pm)
In addition to the Hotchkis kit, I would also suggest including 4 Bilstein HD shocks (NOT the softer stock ones that come with the Envoy) and Eibach springs. They lower the vehicle about an inch and a half, and stiffen up the suspension to where this thing handles really well ... for a truck. The stock suspension is a real floater, and in my humble opinion, downright dangerous at higher speeds.
#17377 of 18329 Re: ratttling noise? [fandbpest]
Oct 28, 2005 (7:57 am)
I had the same thing, dealer found several body clips were missing. Were replaced before warranty ran out.
#17378 of 18329 Recall info seen on MSNBC (rear door latch)
Oct 28, 2005 (11:42 am)
DETROIT - General Motors said on Friday that it was recalling nearly 106,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States and Canada to fix a rear door latch that may not close properly due to corrosion.
Alan Adler, a spokesman for the world's largest automaker, said the 105,893 vehicles affected by the potential safety defect included Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL SUVs from the 2002-2003 model years.
He said one alleged injury had been caused by the faulty door latch.
A small number of 2003 model Isuzu Ascender SUVs are also affected, Adler said. GM builds the Ascender for Isuzu Motors Ltd.
A total of about 98,000 of the recalled vehicles were registered or sold in Northeast and Midwest U.S. states, where corrosion can occur due to winter road salt.
An estimated 7,893 vehicles sold in eastern Canada are also affected, Adler said.
Oct 28, 2005 (10:32 pm)
the 2007 model will have independent rear, kind of like the Ford Exploder, not sure if I would like this? I believe The TB's will take a hit in Towing Cap.
#17380 of 18329 Re: Surge/Clunk from day one [rye78]
Oct 31, 2005 (7:00 am)
BE CAREFUL OF THINKING IT IS THE DRIVE SHAFT. I had these same symptoms, and my cousin, who is an experienced auto mechanic opined that it was the universal coupling/drive shaft. He came to pick up the truck to take to his shop to replace the thing and wouldn't you know it...the tranny died. Turns out the clunk was from within the transmission and was some sort of sun gear or star gear or something. A quick Google, and I discover that this is a known defect in these transmissions and has since been replaced (mine was an '02 too). $1800 later and I have a rebuilt tranny that's not quite the same as it used to be. Have this checked out before the tranny dies, as I understand that there is a lot less to fix if you catch it in time.
Just my $.02.
#17381 of 18329 Re: Surge/Clunk from day one [pjsmith]
Nov 01, 2005 (9:36 am)
Hi: I am very interested in this as my 02 Envoy also has the surge/clunk (worse in cold weather). My dealer cannot fix it. I have a case open w/ GM. However, I was told that "an open case" just means the dealer submitted the complaint, and it may or may not be addressed. Would you please post more information about your google search and any additional info that I can use to support the fix? I hate the surge/clunk. Thanks-
#17382 of 18329 Part Number for amber mirror turn signal
Nov 02, 2005 (4:25 am)
Help! The passenger side door mirror on my 2002 Envoy had a collision with the side of the garage door opening. It folded back as it is supposed to, but the amber plastic turn signal assembly on the bottom side of the mirror was damaged. I need to replace only the amber part of the passenger mirror. I cannot find a part number. Anyone out there know what it is or can tell me where to look so I can order a new one?