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Chevrolet Avalanche, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, Truck
#219 of 534 re:To buy or not to buy
May 22, 2002 (11:42 am)
There are a lot of Chevy Avalanche fan sites out there. Lots of discussions on this wonderful truck (I wouldn't trade mine in). Specifically:
Room - There is plenty of it.
Car Seats - I donít believe the truck has the third attachment point behind the seat yet.
DVD/VCR - Optional in 2003; you'll have to go with an aftermarket system for 2002 (easy to install).
Leakage - Problems exist with any vehicle. The later models of the AV seem to have fewer problems. Nothing major has shown a trend yet. The one leak I had was fixed. Chevy is standing behind this truck.
Plastic noise - If it's the front window, they didn't install the bug deflector properly.
Plastic fading - Havenít heard about this. Cladding is going to be optional in 2003/4.
#220 of 534 leaky avalanch
Jun 16, 2002 (7:32 am)
i just got my avalanch and after washing it i noticed a good amount of water in the mid gate behind the seats. now, i know what this car was on the lot for a year and they gave me a great deal on it. does anyone know if chevy fixed this problem. it seems others have been in the same situation before. is there a fix for it?
BTW, does anyone know where to get the 3 rigid truck bed cover? mine came with the soft top.
Jun 17, 2002 (11:51 am)
So, the water in INSIDE the cab? If so, first make sure the midgate is completely closed and the crossbar (top of midgate) is evenly closed. If so, then the gasket is leaking. The problem is known but not too common (mine had it). It's replaced free under warrantee.
You can buy the hard covers and latching rails (need them too if youíre converting from a softwcover) at any dealer. Iíve also seen them on online auctions sites from time-to-time (normal cautions apply hear). Be prepared, they arenít cheap.
Enjoy your AV!
Jun 30, 2002 (5:58 am)
DId you get your Av fixed and what was done? You're right that it is not a new problem. It seems to only happen to older trucks. Any one out there get a new one that burns oil?
I've seen three fixes for the smoking avalanche. In most cases, replacing the PCV fixes the problem. If that doesn't work, replacing the lifters DOES fix the problem. I know of engine replacements that worked, but they worked because replacing the engine replaces those two parts. I don't want a dealer tearing out my engine for an oil consumption problem. I would rather burn oil.
#224 of 534 Avalanche Paint Problems
Jul 02, 2002 (4:22 pm)
I purchased my 2002 Avalanche in September. The paint on the hood has begun to bubble, blister, and come off in a number of places. Any other AV owners experienced this problm My avalanche rattels at highway speeds under the drivers side dash. Ihave had it to the dealer three times with no fix yet.
Jul 02, 2002 (5:56 pm)
No it's not fixed yet.....haven't had the chance to bring it in. Mine AVE used oil and smoked at start from right after about the first 100 miles. The distance i drove it home from where i bought it.......
I still really like the vehicle Hope they fix it !
I would be really disappointed to have to go thru a lawsuit to get it right. It's really a fine machine......but CHEVY ......let's get this stuff out with fewer problems like this.
#226 of 534 Msg 153 Air Vents
Jul 06, 2002 (9:11 am)
Our Av, too, has little or no air flow on the driver's side and this past winter I wore my snow boots to keep my feet warm. The dealer said it is working according to specs. Any ideas
#227 of 534 Air vents: I've noticed my
Jul 08, 2002 (4:17 am)
Sierra also has less than adequate air flow on Driver's side. I wonder if it has anything to do with the floor console vs bench seat and no console.
Jul 09, 2002 (4:55 am)
I've also had my Av in to the dealer for inadequate driver side warm air flow. According to him, this is a characteristic of Suburbans and Avs. He said there is a fresh air vent located in the area that recirculates air. He claims the heater is unable to overcome the cold draft from this. If true, you'd think GM would have addressed this in the Suburbans.