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#203 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [taluhlabelle12]
Nov 03, 2006 (8:48 am)
I just wanted to let everyone here know that YES in fact Chevy does admit to the problem with the reaction gear/sun shell/reverse sun gear, whatever the mechanics want to call it. i posted here in beginning of october(#197)...now let me tell you the outcome. I did explain that my dealership gave me a free rental car and i was waiting to hear back from GM about covering the cost of fixing the transmission....well the dealership called me back before GM did and they had my trailblazer fixed already at NO charge. i informed dealership that i hadnt heard back from GM yet and he said neither did he but he knew they would pay the repair cost so he went ahead and fixed it.......i had my truck back the day after i brought it in for the diagnosis. I then heard back from GM...they had called dealership before they called me and found out the truck was fixed so she (specialist at GM) said to me ok good luck.......i said hold on a minute....i want a warranty......dealership gave me 12/12,000 with the new transmission and I want better, told her i had read posts on this website and someone got a 7/100,000 and thats what i want.......she asked me to give her a week to work on it and i said fine...she called me exactly one week later and offered me a 6/72,000 warranty on the transmission for free so i took it. the bill for the transmission was about 1300.00..i believe the part itself was 200 maybe....the rest was labor...they tried to give me a receipt with no prices on it since they covered it but i got them to give me a copy of the one they were sending to GM headquarters but i dont have it with me as i am at work and cant give you the exact numbers.......i do know i was quoted 2200 from AAMCO before i got GM to pay for it. i did as much research as i could because i didnt have the money to fix it.
Everyone needs to call GM and just fight for it........ask for a specialist........dont deal with the first person who answers the phone and know what you are talking about when you call them. let them know you did your research and this is a defective part, tell them you went on the internet and couldnt believe how many people had the same exact problem you did.....its called a silent recall!!!!when they tell you to take it to a GM dealer for a diagnosis tell them fine but that they are paying for it.....if you bought your truck at a "family" dealership you may have better luck than others.....i do believe that was why i got mine fixed for free and by the next day. good luck to everyone i hope this is of some help to you all.
#204 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [taluhlabelle12]
Nov 05, 2006 (2:41 pm)
I have not had a major tranny failure (yet?) but I have been following this thread and I need someone to let me know if they have ever experienced this BEFORE their own failure.
When it's cold and I drive away from the house, something causes my 02 TB to kind of BOG DOWN. I feels like I'm not shifting from 1st to 2nd and there is a kind of WHOOSHING sound like a fan is running at high RPM.
I just drive slow out of my suburban neighborhood and by the time I get to the major roads something has warmed up and I'm off to the races.
Tips or ideas on this would be great.
#205 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [chewie65]
Nov 05, 2006 (3:54 pm)
That sounds like the viscous fan clutch. In cold weather it takes a little while for the fluid to warm up, causing the fan to run at a faster than normal speed. If that's the only time it happens it probably isn't a problem. If it starts to do it all the time the clutch may need replacement.
#208 of 505 Re: transmission and electrical system [cr38128]
Nov 10, 2006 (7:39 pm)
I have had an 03 chevy trailblazer that has been nothing but trouble. The engine light is constantly going on and off, I have had the entire fuse box replaced, and I have had the speedometer go up to 120 m.p.h. when I am only doing 45. (had the instrument panel replaced at my cost: $460) This vehicle has stalled on me 12 times in the past 2 months despite the dealer saying they had fixed it. ($1200+ out of my pocket and 2 trips to the shop). They test drove it for 20 miles after my second visit to the dealer and then returned it to me "all fixed". The vehicle died on me again one week later in a very busy intersection. The dealer reset the computer on the vehicle, returned it to me once again, and it stalled 5 days later making a left hand turn onto a 4 lane road. Be very careful if you have an 03. There is a very high probablility of transmission trouble and no, the chevy dealer is not always admitting to knowing of these troubles, even though they are VERY well aware of them!!! The 03's are mostly faulty and the stalling of the engine makes it an extremely dangerous vehicle. Even the tow truck driver admitted to me that he "tows more trailblazers than any other vehicle." Watch for your "service engine soon" light to come on, or your gages to be off...these are warning signs. I traded my 03 in this morning for a Nissan Pathfinder. Best move I ever made!!
#209 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [burdawg]
Nov 15, 2006 (6:52 am)
I just bought a 2003 Trailblazer and the service engine light came on. Well it sounds like it has a turbo or something when you first start out but once you get going faster then it sounds okay. I hooked it up to get the code on it and it said the fan is running at a high speed. We are going to replace the fan clutch in a couple of days so I will post back to let you know if this is the real problem. It only has 52,000 miles on it.
#210 of 505 Transmission going bad
Nov 15, 2006 (11:54 am)
I own a 2006 chevy trailblazer with 8600 miles on it and I believe my transmission is going bad already. I was parked at a Walmart store and I had my transmission in park and the moter running and all of sudden I felt like someone had hit my chevy on the rear bumper. it was a slight tab And I turned to look back to see who had hit my blazer but there was nobody behind. I think it was the transmission. This has occur about 5 times since Jan, also it seems that the shift in gears from first to second is a little rough. I wonder if anybody's trailblazer has done this???
#211 of 505 electric clutch fan was bad in 03 TB
Nov 18, 2006 (4:45 am)
I left a message on here a couple of days ago. I was hearing a really bad whining sound in my 03 Trail Blazer and the service engine light came on. The whining would go away as long as I was driving 55 to 60 mph. The code was fan running at higher speed. I changed the electric clutch fan and it is running like a new one. The clutch costs about $200.00, if you get it at the right place. Call around because it could cost up to $500.00 at some places. Also in the owners manual it talks about the clutch fan sounding like the tranny going out. It may be something to look into.
#212 of 505 TrailBlazer 2006 refused to Crank
Nov 20, 2006 (6:08 am)
My biggest mistake of life.
Three months ago i bought brand new TB06, just after completing 5000KM service, last week when i tried to start TB it refused to crank at all, there were lights in dash board but engine refused to start i called Road side assistance and they took TB to maintenance dealer since then (almost six days now) i have not recieved the TB. i am realy stuck, every time i called dealer they just reply that they are trying to locate the fault as they suspect that there is some short circuit...
Anyone had similar experience?