Last post on Oct 16, 2006 at 6:49 PM
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Chevrolet Avalanche, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, Truck
#490 of 534 Re: whining noise [hockeyman2]
Mar 17, 2006 (2:20 pm)
i also have a chevy avalanche with 410 gear/2004/4wd/z71/
was told today there is something wrong in the transfer case. on 3 occasions i have had to take the truck to dealer as the 4x4 service light has come on,they said it was a faulty switch,needed to be re programed,it has had a growling noise from day one i was told the avalanche has alot of road noise thats probably the noise i am hearing ,the auto trac 4x4 also comes on by itself it will switch by itself from 2 wheel drive to auto trac,well now at 49000 miles after complaining several times about the 4x4 its got a problem with transfer case starting at a price range of 700.00 min. to tear down i am gonna fight this one not that i will get anywhere. also this truck has had the speedometer register 90 to 100 mph when you are actually going around 60 it will have a major problem for about three days then go back to normal has happened 3 times so far now that its out of warranty i was told they have had a problem with the cluster but not enough problem to warrant a recall the unit cost about 400 to 450 plus labor. a few other problems to bad they cant get it right the av could be a great truck its very universal.
#491 of 534 ' 02 avalanche probs......
Apr 02, 2006 (4:08 am)
28,000 mi front wheel bearing failed. replaced my own xpense. 32,000 transmission failed. dealer paid under warrantee. i now have 44,000 mi and trans has slipped once from stop. took back to dealer, i paid $44.00 for inspection they said ok. told them to remove pan. they said computer tells all, i really hope they are right, no xxtented warrantee !!! thank you mr. poppin ps. just replaced orig. tires with goodyear triple tread or "silent armor" tires, steering, (wierd noise on sharp turns have been eliminated)and ride is now xxcellant !!
#492 of 534 Re: ' 02 avalanche probs...... [poppin]
Apr 04, 2006 (8:44 am)
What was your vehicle doing before you placed the front wheel bearing, and how much did it cost you to replace them?
#493 of 534 Avalanche 4 wheel drive noise
Apr 09, 2006 (5:15 am)
I have a 2005 Avalanche. When I engage 4 wheel drive high, I get a loud noise from the front end. The noise isn't too bad when the wheels are straight, but when I turn the wheels (even just a bit) I hear a loud noise, almost like something rubbing against something else. I won't use the four wheel drive system until this is checked out because I don't want to damage anything.
I called my dealer, gave him a verbal 'picture' of what was going on, and he said this noise was normal. I disagree. I have had other four wheel drive trucks and have never heard this noise before.
I'm taking the truck to the dealer tomorrow to have it checked out. Has anybody else experienced this with their Avalanche? To better arm myself when I approach my dealer, I'd like to know if any of you have experienced this problem. If so, was there actually a problem which was diagnosed and repaired, or is this a noise I'm going to have to live with?
Thanks! Any replies are much appreciated.
#494 of 534 Re: Running board gouge [kebuck54]
Apr 09, 2006 (1:35 pm)
Did you find any other source besides GMSOURCE direct for the plastic cladding parts?
I am looking at buying a Tahoe and may need a front bumper plastic.
#495 of 534 Re: Avalanche 4 wheel drive noise [kokanee]
Apr 10, 2006 (10:34 am)
I have an '02 Avalanche and have been experiencing the same thing. I also took it to the dealer and they told me it was normal. What I have found is when I engage the 4 wheel drive on a hard, dry surface, I hear the grinding noise. However, when I engage the four wheel drive in a muddy, snowy, or other slippery condition, the four wheel drive works great with little noise. I also experienced when I would turn sharp on a hard dry surface in four wheel drive, the wheels would actually bind up to the point where they would stop the vehicles progress forward. What was concluded from all this and from talking with others, the 4 wheel drive system is simply not intended to be engaged on dry hard surfaces. I think your "noise" is normal and you should be fine. I don't know if this offers much comfort, but it is what I have experienced with my Avalanche.
#496 of 534 Re: Sunroof problem [rudy331]
Apr 11, 2006 (10:57 am)
My wife has a 2002 Avi with the same problem, what did you do to remedy this problem?
#497 of 534 Re: Avalanche 4 wheel drive noise [turibe]
Apr 12, 2006 (10:19 am)
I certainly appreciate your reply. I took my truck to the dealer, and as expected...they said the noise was normal.
When I get off work tonight I'll take a ride in some sand and see how it sounds.
Once again, thanks for your reply.
#498 of 534 Engine Performance Booster
Apr 22, 2006 (8:17 am)
I am thinking of getting an engine performance booster for my avalanche. Has anybody else done this and what has been your experience with them?
#499 of 534 Re: Engine Performance Booster [turibe]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 22, 2006 (9:10 am)
You mean something in a can, an additive? That's just snake oil....don't bother IMHO. I've tried them all, they are illusory.
If you mean a MECHANICAL device, then it depends on what you are talking about.