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#173 of 221 Pround owner
Jun 13, 2005 (8:55 pm)
Hi all, I'm a proud owner of a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer LT (ya with the nav system) and it's been a damn reliable vehicle. Well I guess it will be for now, I had a 03 Chevy astro van and out of 8 times I got home from the airport, it broke down 4 times (once it wouldn't start, another time it crapped out on the freeway, etc, etc) I love my Trailblazer. onetom3, the effects on gas when towing with the Trailblazer aren't HUGE. How much does that trailer weigh? I haven't had any huge problems while towing with my Trailblazer, it's fine. I haven't had any problems with it, however hauling is of course not the same as if you weren't towing, you take off better when not towing and can get up to speed quicker (one of the cons of towing heavy stuff) "I've got a friend who was towing a trailer similar with an Exploerer ... he was left on the side of the road with a defunct tranny!" Of course he was... think about it, he was driving a Ford, I've had nothing but trouble with Fords, that's why I dislike them with a passion.
#174 of 221 Door Problem
Jun 14, 2005 (6:50 pm)
I recently bought a 2002 LT and am very happy with it. Today the passenger door just stopped opening from the inside. We locked and unlocked several times, but can still only open from outside the vehicle, has anyone run across this?
#175 of 221 Hi all, Glad to find this forum
Jun 14, 2005 (8:01 pm)
Howdy from Middle Tennessee. I just bought a 2003 TB EXT LT in Majestic Red Metallic. It is a used model with 44000 miles. I have had it for 2 weeks so far, and I am absolutely thrilled!!!!! I am glad to be here, and hope to learn lots from you other owners.
#176 of 221 Some tranny problems
Jun 20, 2005 (12:22 pm)
Hi everyone. I am the owner of a 02 LT with 94,000 miles. I have had it for a year and a week now. I have loved everything about it. Although recently I have had a few problems. About a month ago my tranny started slipping. I took it in and they flushed it told me I would need to replace the tranny. I took it to a specialized shop that said I was screwed by the first shop.
After driving it to the second shop the tranny stopped slipping. The original filter (if it was even mine) was stuffed with shavings. The second shop had cut it open, ran it the truck a little bit then cut the second filter open to see if there were any more. They told me there was no need to replace the tranny right now and to bring it back in a month or before any long trip to see if the filter was still clean. About a week later I started hearing a knocking in first/second gear. Nothing major thought it was a ujoint. Had my mechanic check it out when it was in for an oil change, he didn't hear anything. He ran numerous tests on it and double checked everything. Everything checked out. Two weeks ago I pulled out and it felt like the whole car was shaking and it sounded like an axle broke. First diagnosis was engine mounts since it was only happening in first/second gear and we watched the engine bouncing and heard it knocking when we first started the car up. Took it back to my mechanic, engine mounts checked out perfect and he thinks it is now the transfer case. He doesn't work on tranny's so I took it back to the speciliazed shop. It has been there for over a week. No diagnosis as of yet. My question like everyone else's is any similar experience?
I have no check lights on. Any ideas? I truly love this truck besides this issue.
#177 of 221 Re: Some tranny problems [nfld]
Jul 03, 2005 (9:41 am)
Have you recently drove through a mud puddle or went on the beach?
My '02 trailblazer was vibrating pretty bad and I took it in to the dealership.
After a week they found out that a GM had a warning about debre getting caught
between where the transmition and exhaust are mounted?? Not sure if thats
right. I know NOTHNG about cars. Anyway, they cleaned it out and the vibrating
stopped. Its about 5 months later now and a few days ago I noticed transmission fluid on the ground. Just found out that I have a seal leek.
Since I bought my Trailblazer I have had to have the 4 wheel drive modual replaced
and the rear air/heat modual preplaced. Also a weird squeek from the front
suspention that happens when I come to a stop. I sure wish I had any year
Trailblazer other than an '02.
#178 of 221 2004 TrailBlazer LS
Jul 20, 2005 (12:52 pm)
I just got my TB and I love it!!! Haven't had a single problem. I've got the pewter with the grey interior. I've been told its better never to buy a vehicle the first year it comes out because of more potential problems. I'm glad that I waited. I got mine used with 21,000 miles on it. It might as well be new it runs so great! I haven't had any problems with it except keeping it clean...hehe. That would be my fault though. Gotta love those backroads. I'm happy to see that there are others out there that are just as tickled with their TB. Can anyone suggest any customizing ideas that aren't too expensive? I'd love to make mine stand out since my friends keep telling me they're waving at someone with TB like mine. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks a bundle!!!!
#179 of 221 Car List Event Code R9C
Aug 25, 2005 (9:36 pm)
Am looking to buy a new TB 05 one of the Codes is R9C Processing Option is this just another dealer charge to get money??? Thanks for anyones help with this.
#180 of 221 New 2005 Trailblazer owner in St. Louis area...
Sep 16, 2005 (9:58 pm)
My name is Mike and I've just recently purchased a very nice maroon metallic Trailblazer LS for my family.
I also wanted to tell everyone how very satisfied I am with it after just a short week with it, and also wanted to bring to the attention of the membership the fact that Consumer Reports' website is all but trashing this vehicle for what I think are baseless issues.
Super happy and looking forward to engaging in some very enthusiastic banter...
St. Louis, MO
#181 of 221 Re: 2004 TrailBlazer LS [fetchthis]
Sep 25, 2005 (7:43 pm)
First of all, congratulations on your new truck. I also recently bought a '03 trailblazer the same color and interior, its actually the LT version. I also have not had any problems, it runs great and I love it. A couple of things that I have thought about doing to my truck is to install a cold-air intake (adds horsepower), perhaps a hood scoop and if you can find one an exhaust kit from the headers back. (she'll purr like a kitten!) There are also exhaust tips in the shape of the chevy bowtie, which is a NICE touch. Finally, depending on your budget, a superchip tuner to reconfigure the settings on the computer, mainly to add horsepower and override the speed cutoff switch. It only takes a few minutes to program, and all you have to do is plug it in to the port under the steering wheel. Hope you can use these tips
#182 of 221 Gas Tank Problems?
Oct 27, 2005 (10:10 am)
I own a 2003 Trailblazer LT.
There have never been any problems with the vehicle i love it i can fit everything in this beast.
Two weeks ago my husband took it to the dealer because the check engine light came on. The dealer found some minor issue that was covered under the warranty and repaired it, but still the light stayed on. They did some more checking and found that the gas tank was cracked around the filler neck and that it was leaking gas. The dealer said it was a common problem with TBs and Envoys, there is a design flaw in the gas tank and that there had been a recall on a couple of VIN series, but my vehicle was not included. The price tag was $1200 to fix this and replace the tank...well i cant afford that on some design flaw thats not my fault. So the dealer called GM and they offered to go 50/50 well thats still alot. A wonderful woman at the dealership went to bat for us and wrestled the price down to $100 for me and they will replace the tank. OK COOL , but they replaced the tank with the exact same thing?? So my husband called GM and tried to get some comfort out of them that we wont blow up one day when someone flicks a cigarette out their car window. But nobody knew anything and they had no information that this problem had reoccurred in vehicles that have had the tanks replaced. My vehicle was at the dealership a week and while it was there the mechanic said an envoy and a TB had come in with the same problem.
This was my first new car and i love it but i surely dont want to go up in flames =)
Does anyone out there have any input?