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#456 of 534 04 AVALANCHE GAS LEAK
Sep 30, 2005 (10:01 am)
day is Sept. 30, 2005 we hare having one of the worst Fire in San Fernando Valley. i was around northridge 5:30 PM
i am the typed of guy that hardly complains. i usually give people chances.
-First bought the car and when i drove the truck home Head light was not working.
brought it back at the Dealer in Glendale and had it fixed. No Problem
-Instruments started acting up. i would fill the gas tank full and the gas instruments would read Empty. It would start blinking in Yellow and would warn me of an empty Tank. Great!!!
brought it back at Rydell Devonshire fixed it. No Problem
-Truck would make a Clicking Sound when turning the steering wheel. it got really annoying and took it back at the dealership Rydell Devonshire. Fixed No Problem
-after 1 year the truck would just burned a lot of gas. i dont drive the truck much since my work is only less than 20 miles back and forth. i began to smell GAS coming from the exhaust and could no longer park the truck inside the Garage.
kids and my house were no longer safe.
-after weeks i took the truck of a seat belt recall and mentioned about the gas leak somewhere. Mechanic at Rydell said no leak found and the seatbelt recalled was fixed.
- brought the car to my mechanic for second opinion and found the fuel line is leaking.
-took it at the dealer and showed them where its leaking along with the recall not being fixed.
dealer fixed it NO PROBLEM. great.
- A week later driving with my 4 year old daughter from School an everyday routine the car stalled at a stop light, luckily i cruised the truck to parked it on the side street. truck just died on me and suddenly it smelled GAS.
the fuel just leaked on the streets and took my daughter out of the truck. car was towed by Chevy and i payed the tow truck $20.00 to clean up the mess.
the 2004 Chevy Avalanche Vin # 3GNEC12T64G213487 is no longer a safe Vehicle and as a customer would no longer take the truck back. i mean the take my kid to school and my family with the truck. what would happen if the car just exploded or get caught in a fire? who would be liable? i would rather keep my family safe rather than winning a lawsuit with Chevrolet. my Families safety is my priority in life more than anything.
#457 of 534 Re: Got my intermediate steering [txyank1]
Oct 03, 2005 (6:31 pm)
HI I recently bought a 04 Tahoe. Now I am noticing a poping noise in the front end while turning slow or backing out of a parking spot. You mentioned a crossmember adjustment. Do you know exactly what they did to fix the crossmember? I was told my Tahoe was out of warranty, so i plan to fix it myself.
#458 of 534 Re: Got my intermediate steering [gene16]
Oct 04, 2005 (5:49 am)
When I had mine done the fix was to somehow slot and adjust the crossmember. It's my understanding that they now install a new crossmember and retorque the bolts.
#459 of 534 Re: Got my intermediate steering [txyank1]
Oct 05, 2005 (6:34 am)
I have had a noise problem on my 05, and the dealer has never been able to fix it. The sound is under the front of truck. They have replace crossmembers, support beam, torqued bolts, new bolts, and even new torsion bars. Nothing has cured the problem. Most dealers know of the problem, but don't have any real true fixes. It is a hit and miss situation. My truck has been in the shop 5 times for the exact problem and stayed as long as 4 days each visit to dealership. I probably will try to get vehicle replaced under the lemon law in my state.
#460 of 534 Re: MPG for 1500 4WD [stockmut]
Oct 05, 2005 (2:53 pm)
i have a 2004 Z71 after i installed a k/n filter i'am getting 13.5 city and 17 highway
#461 of 534 Re: Got my intermediate steering [crutches]
Oct 05, 2005 (2:59 pm)
i have the same problem. since i have after market step bars they said that the cause was the step bars. i called gm to complain and i removed the step bars took it in and they now claim that they have to order the follwing parts (2) 15053229 and (2) 15772884 if this does not correct the situation i will go through the lemon law
#462 of 534 Re: Front suspension knocking while turning [fleming1]
Oct 13, 2005 (8:17 pm)
I have an 04 with a popping sound in the front and also have a noise in the transmission when it shifts usually 2nd and 3rd gear. Only have 26000 miles on it. Bought it used with 10000 miles and have loved the truck, just hope they can fix the problem. It's at the dealer now and they haven't been able to figure it out. Today they did mention something about mounts being shipped. Did the rubber mounts correct the popping or did it take the rack and pinion?
#463 of 534 Re: 2003 Avalanche- Lost all power in Right Passenger front door [mikekoto]
Oct 23, 2005 (10:23 am)
I just experienced the exact same problem a few days ago. In the owners manual I discovered the breaker called 'RT Door'; and replaced it and it still didn't work.
One of the service managers said I would need to make an appointment so they can hook up the truck to diagnostic machine. Said it may be the 'door module'.
What have you found out?
#464 of 534 "Loose" Suspension
Nov 01, 2005 (5:52 am)
I'm experiencing the infamous knocking/clicking/popping sound at low speeds while turning left in my '04 ... in addition, I can "feel" it in the steering wheel - I compare it to the feeling I got as a kid on my old Schwinn stingray if the forks were loose.
Anyone getting anywhere with this? Hoping for a recall, but...???
#465 of 534 Re: "Loose" Suspension [vetteset]
Nov 03, 2005 (10:52 am)
I will be taking my truck in again this week, (6th time) to check on knocking sounds. They haven't fix the problem, but I have found that the cooler weather makes the sound harder to hear. The warmer the weather... the more noticable the sounds. This would lead me to believe that the bushings expand and make the connections loose or allow the bolts to move more.
As I have previoulsy said.... no real fix.... just a hit and miss situation. The dealers know of the sound, the manufacture knows of the sound, and yet no real fix to eliminate the situation.