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#236 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [chewie65]
Jun 28, 2007 (10:22 am)
Hello, I have a 2002 chevy trailblazer with 65,000. I really haven't had many problems other than the recalls and normal wear and tear. But my fan clutch went out and I am not even sure what that does but I do know that GM didn't offer any assistance other than the service manager gave me a 10% discount as a goodwill jesture. I know parts wear out but when I read that they updated the part so that it won't break then that tells me there is a problem with the original. Also, the reason they couldn't offer any finacial assistance if because of the age of the car and the mileage but best of all because I didn't have my oil changed at the dealership. Well I know how my dealer ship is and it takes an hour to get a oil change there vs 20 minutes at a jiffy lube and what does one have to do with the other. The car was running perfect when I got my last oil change so whether I took it to the dealership or not the fan clutch would have went out but because I didn't take it there I was penalized. I did contact Chervrolet customer service and put in a case and when they checked back in they basically said the dealership doesn't feel we should give you assistance. Now the kicker, it cost $910.00. Like $350.00 for the part and 3 hours of labor at $110.00 per hour, I live in Ohio not California. Then on top of that the $153.00 for the diagnosis which the girl who checked us in said she thought it was the fan clutch. I know they have to be sure but does it take 1.5 hours to hook it up to a computer? The $110.00 is explained because I am getting a GM Certified technician, well whoop t do....someone with a Masters Degree doesn't get paid $110.00 an hour. So that's my story good luck to all those who come apon this problem. It sound like a jet engine and won't shift properly, maybe you can by pass the diagnosis charge. T
#237 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [twebb]
Jul 02, 2007 (12:16 pm)
just got back from the dealer with the exact same repair-and it does sound like a jet engine that won't shift properly. luckily i purchased the extended service contract so i just had to pay the $100 deductible but my contract also paid out $750 for this repair. the only other problem i have had is the hub bearing went 3 months ago but that was also covered. mine is also a 2002 2wd-just under 65,000 miles.
#238 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [twebb]
Jul 02, 2007 (2:49 pm)
Why don't all of us Trailblazer owners just park these Pieces Of Crap vehicles and tell gm to take there warranty's and get bent.I am going to do this this week.
I have replaced the trans at 34000 miles "never towed anything with the truck prior.Fan clutch junk and now the 4wd selector goes blank after 3 months not selecting 4wd and then you have to disconnect the negative for it to remember it is a 4wd.
#239 of 505 Re: 2002 TB Transmission problems [gmboy]
Jul 03, 2007 (2:19 pm)
If your still out there, I think I lost a Sunshell on my 2000 4x4 S10 Blazer. Rev and 2nd gear went out. My question is can I install a trans out of a 2003 4x4 Blazer with low mileage? Are they that much different? They look the same but what about internals. I can get it for less than a rebuild. I know junk yard books indicate 2000 only and 2003 only but has anyone tried to interchange them??
Thanks ! dman
#240 of 505 ITS THE SUNSHEID/SHELL
Jul 04, 2007 (9:01 pm)
I own a 2000 envoy and at 115,000km/68000 miles the tranny gave out, I took it to my tranny man and he said look around my lot there was 2 blazers and a chev van there, all with the same problem as me. he said that gm does know about it but have only fixed the problem themselves in 2006 or 07 when they went to the 100000 mile warranty. he buys aftermarket parts that are hardened which he used to do himself before they became available. a total of 1500 bux later and the tranny is great now
#241 of 505 Re: ITS THE SUNSHEID/SHELL [snowstorm1]
Jul 05, 2007 (3:19 am)
Thanks for your quick response. Now I'm at a crossroad... Do I rebuild the 2000 tranny for $1500 or use the 2003 tranny w/ 5,000 miles on it (for $500 + my labor). It looks the same (bell housing bolts,electrical connector,) but I don't know if they are compatible? Would you mind giving me your tranny man's name and number? I sure need some expert advice.
#242 of 505 Anyone trading...
Jul 12, 2007 (4:27 pm)
Out of these thing of from hell i am tommorrow i have been lied to about my tranny for 6 times in a row wait 7times i just cannot take it anymore from anyone man its that bad. I have bit the bullet and i am going to take my lumps i traded out. I cannot just keep being at the dealership service every weekend i cannot do it.And guess what the warranty expires on the 29th its not even worth it they lie to you about what's wrong and think in august i would have been on my own. It was not worth it and it is not worth it. And now i will not have to folks if you can do it trade out and get out and buy japan made autos at least you guys can say CONSUMER REPORTS DID NOT LIE.
#243 of 505 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Tranny Fell apart last night [twebb]
Aug 08, 2007 (6:23 am)
I have a 2003 Trailblazer EXT that the fan clutch is now going out too. Imagine that. It has 38,000 miles on it. I have already taken GM to court on the car stalling all of the time, and electrical problems. The rear windsheild wiper wont work half of the time, the rear ac controls have been replaced once and still dont work, the break lights keep going out, "the wires under the dash burnt up", the fuel solnoid replaced, etc etc etc, I paid almost 40k for this piece of junk. I too am in ohio and drive probably about 10 miles a day if that. I have had all work done by the dealership including oil changes. I was told it will cost me $900 dollars to fix the fan clutch. I think we all should contact GM together. I am printing off all of the complaints on CARSURVEY.org , listed under trailblazer clutch fan and contacting GM again. This is pathetic that GM would ignore this huge of a problem!
#244 of 505 Transmission Issues
Aug 21, 2007 (1:13 pm)
I have a 2003 LS 4WD at 68k miles - Ihave an intermittant issue with a hesitation between the first and the second gear. The dealer says they can "tear into it" at my cost until they find something "wrong" then go towards the extended warranty.
I also noticed the rear windshield wiper blade came on by itself twice, the 4WD switch will not go into 4Lo and the battery gauge seemed to move on its own both in park and driving - anyone else experience the same thing?
What should I do about tranny? Ext Warranty expires in 6k miles.
#245 of 505 2002 Trailblazer Transmission
Aug 29, 2007 (8:15 am)
Lost our tranny last week. (no reverse, 2nd, and 4th gears) Sun gear failure was the cause. Saw it myself on the bench at the dealer. Only 31,000 miles, but out of warranty on time. They worked with us to replace with new GM transmission for around $2150. This is a little lower than a local, trusted shop wanted just to overhaul it. My wife drives this vehicle, never towed, never stuck, rarely in 4wd. Too soon to lose a part like this. Has anyone had luck getting GM to cover repair in full out of warranty?