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#256 of 534 Steering problems on 2003 Avalanche 1500 (2WD)
May 16, 2003 (2:33 pm)
I purchased a 2003 AV in November 02 and it has been in the shop four times due to the steering wheel vibrating & shuttering and low speeds, usually in a parking type situation where you turn hard. On two occasions they found nothing, they changed gears the second time and just a couple of weeks ago Chevy called and advised they had "a fix".They ended up changing more steering gears and draining the system but it still has the same annoying vibration.
Does anyone have the same problems on hard turns at very slow speed????????? Chevy cant seem to figure it out.
I would appreciate any info.
#257 of 534 Reply to 255 and 256
Jun 11, 2003 (5:35 am)
I have an 02 ave 2500 8.1 L with 8000mi. I have taken it to the dealer for the same problem and have gotten nowhere. My dealer did less than both of you. I am just glad to know somewhat else has this problem. If I learn anything I will let you know. I can't even get my gas gauge fixed!
Jun 11, 2003 (12:11 pm)
Is it not reading correctly? Or are you experiencing the 2500 "bug" where you can't always fill your gas tank all the way up? I'm STILL waiting for Chevy to come up with a fix that works on my truck (and other owners in the area, all trucks were built in October).
Jun 16, 2003 (1:29 am)
My gas guage will move but at 200mi on the odometer, the gage shows over 3/4 full. The dealer replaced both sensors, but no change. As far as filling the tank, I have the same problem as you do. Their fix did not work. I would gladly tolerate this if my gage would work. I am a fairly diehard GM man, but I have just about reached my limit.
#260 of 534 re lousy GAS MPG
Jun 28, 2003 (7:23 pm)
Number 1, have or did you fill up in the past at a Mobil?
Did you switch stations lately?
I use to fill up at a Sunoco(15-16) MPG, they use 10% Ethanol with there regular 87, I switched to MOBIL my MPG went from 15-16 to 19MPG 50/50 highway/city, 100% Highway got 23 MPG!!
STAY AWAY FROM STATIONS THAT BLEND WITH 10%ETHANOL, IT KILLS YOUR MPG!!! They do not tell you that!
I own 2003 Trailblazer LS 4X4 FYI
I thought I should tell you guys!
#261 of 534 Weather stripping falling off
Jul 02, 2003 (8:06 am)
We purchased our AV a few days before 911 and have a little over $25,000 miles. We don't remove the panels very often but when we did the other day we had the weather stripping problem. 3rd panel is still at the dealership and they are trying to figure out how to fix it. From other comments here, sure don't want to have to wait for them to order new stripping. Almost afraid to leave panels off for a long time. We have had a lot of rain from tropical storm Bill and I'm afraid water will start coming into the cab from the bottom. Haven't had the other leak from the window yet. We also had the rust problems from the luggage rack. You would think they would have notified their dealers from the time we got ours to when some other folks took delivery to try and take care of that problem.
#262 of 534 fgurley
Jul 07, 2003 (6:47 am)
They should give you new panels as there is a TSB,,,,for this a long time ago and well the replace them when this problem appears........
Rust fro luggage rack is also a TSB about when dealer installs they leave drill shavings on roof and they rust...so no they hgave to claybar and clean up....
#263 of 534 Weather stripping falling off
Jul 11, 2003 (6:04 pm)
After many days of leaving panel #3 at the dealership, we were advised today that new panels were not under warranty for the weather stripping. We were advised that we should have taken them off periodically and used something similar to Armor-all, etc. to keep them from getting stiff and sticking together.
#264 of 534 Weather stipping coming off
Jul 11, 2003 (6:06 pm)
After many days of having panel #3 at the dealership, we were told that they could not fix the weather stripping and that new panels were not covered under warranty. Seems that they say you should remove the panels periodically and use something similar to Amor-all to keep them from getting stiff and sticking together.
#265 of 534 Cleaning plastic cladding
Jul 14, 2003 (7:48 pm)
I'm sure this has been posted before, but my Dad just purchased an Avalanche. Unfortunately, he had hip surgery and can't drive it for six weeks. To make a long story short - birds used it for target practice while he was hospitalized, so I went to a car wash to wash off everything and the bird doo simply will not come off the plastic cladding. I scrubbed some more with just water - but does anyone have any suggestions? I'll try hand washing with a brush next time I'm back but just thought I'd see what the experts say!!. What a great truck. Wish I could afford one. Thanks in advance