Last post on Oct 26, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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#217 of 221 Re: Suspension Noise (Front Left Side) [louisb]
May 28, 2009 (5:07 pm)
I purchased an 05 trailblazer. First month I had it the wheel bearing went bad. Next the rotors then had to replace a tie rod as it was loose. Now there is a clicking noise in the front suspension and it doesn't handle bumps as well anymore. Sway bar link?? The air conditioning broke, a headlight went out, front emblem just fell off and One day i rested my elbow on the middle compartment and it cracked. All this within the 6 months i've owned it. Does anyone have any idea about the front suspension noise? Its not a chirping sound, feels like something is loose up there. When i got the ac fixed the mechanic said it could be the sway bar link. Anyone have any similiar experiences?
#218 of 221 Re: gas tank problems [cmmd90]
Jul 08, 2009 (5:24 pm)
I have gas tank issues too. Mine is an 03 trailblazer LT. It has over 50,000 miles on it. I can't fill up my tank all the way or it overflows all over the ground. I had a crack somewhere in the tank which they repaired supposedly but I smell gas inside and outside the car. I recently had the fuel pump replaced but my mechanic said it went bad because of bad gas. in corpus valero is known as bad gas and thats what i used. i called valero and they sent me a check for the whole cost of my fuel pump with no problems. but the check doesn't really help it still has problems. i have also had trouble with the head lights the wire covering were split and the bulbs have gone out like 3 times. i seem to be at my mechanics place every couple of weeks.
My sway bar links and my all struts and shocks had to be replaced.
#219 of 221 Rebates on New Cars??? Trailblazer trade-in?
Jul 23, 2009 (7:21 am)
I'm not sure where to post this question...but I've got a 2003 Trailblazer, EXT, fully loaded with equipment and fully loaded with constant problems. I was reading about the new federal rebate about trading in a vehicle that got less than 18 mpg on one that gets 22mpg, etc. The only problem I have, is that one of the reasons I purchased the Trailblazer, EXT, was for the room. Anybody have any suggestions on a SUV to look at?
#220 of 221 Re: Rebates on New Cars??? Trailblazer trade-in? [ticadoo]
Jul 23, 2009 (8:39 am)
If your talking about the "cash for clunkers" program, the "clunker" you trade in can't be resold, it has to be scrapped, so in essence the dealer probably won't be willing to give you much if anything at all on a trade in. Go see http://www.cars.gov/ for more info.
There's also a credit you can take off next years tax return for the sales tax you pay when buying a "qualified" new car, even in states with no sales taxes. Unlike the "cash for clunkers" program though there's income exclusions on this.
Both of these programs are full of conditions, you need to do your homework before relying on them. They are both part of the "economic stimulus" package, which hopefully won't stimulate all of us into bankruptcy in the future..........
There's lots of info out on the web about both programs.
Oct 26, 2013 (3:24 pm)
I also have had a gas smell over the last couple of months. I only have 62,000 miles on the truck. I took it to my local tire shop thinking it was a loose connections and was shocked to see that the inlet to the gas tank had a small crack and they said the gas tank had to be replace. I am going to a Chevy dealer to see what they can do. I have had many blazers in the past and other GM cars and never had a gas tank problem. Sounds like a defective tank to me.