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#369 of 505 Re: [mobafry123]
Apr 16, 2009 (9:54 am)
Once the sun shell gear shears off it leaves a nasty mess that filters through your entire transmission and therefor needs to be totally gone through. The cost is between $2200 and $3500 depending on the shop your dealing with. It is true that there is no recall on the sun shell and I found the the dealers will not admit it. I spoke to a few mechanics and one said he does 4 per month at the dealership. GM is sloughing off they research and development to the general public and WE end up with the bill. I had an extended warranty which covered the bill and then I had another $6000.00 worth of various warranty work done including electrical, and timing chain repair by GOOD Chevrolet in Renton, Washington who botched a simple engine light problem. They opened the front of my engine incorrectly and moved my timing chain... didn't want to repair it correctly and handed it back to me. I drove it off the lot and brought it right back. They tried to stick me with a $3400.00 bill. I had it towed to another dealer and they unraveled the story with pictures and an inspector from my insurance company. My 2002 Trailblazer is the worst car I have owned. I will think long and hard before I buy GM again and I have owned 3 of them. Hope your repair is cheaper than mine.
#370 of 505 Re: [mobafry123]
Apr 16, 2009 (1:07 pm)
It cost me $2000 to have the transmission rebuilt and I got the used parts from the transmission shop. You could actually see where the sun shield/sun gear failed. Evidently when GM got these parts, they were not "hardened". The new ones (not sure what year they started the "new ones") have been hardened so that part is not supposed to fail.
#371 of 505 2005 trailblazer
Apr 20, 2009 (5:31 am)
I own a 05 blazer with the v8 engine. I am having a problem with it not shifting into third gear. I have tried to manually shift it into third and it still won't up shift. My wife has said she has felt the engine surging, I have not. It only has 45000 miles on it. I have read only a few messages on here so if this is a repost I am sorry.
I called the dealership and they seem to have idea of any transmission problems with the 05's. Any ideas?
#372 of 505 2003 trailblazer EXT transmission gone bad
May 08, 2009 (6:05 pm)
At only 63000 miles transmission is gone no towing no abuse, (only the 1st and reverse works). Did talk to GM but just lost a week of time going thru the "case reps and managers) calling centers outside of US. GM pays them cents on the dollar. GM has trained them how to talk and what to say. It is sad to realize what customer means for GM.
It is real sad to see how GM has become, Goverment (our) money isn't going to help them, sorry but GM is a dying company. The transmission (planetary system) has engineering problems which they dont admit. Every transmission shop knows it including their dealers(GM's). My advice if you have a TB, trade it in before it may happen to you, and if you still believe in GM wait at least 5 years (if they turn around of what may be left of GM) because the current product must be worse than the old one with all the cuts in Eng, Labor,and supplier chain (everyone in GM is worried if they can last another day do you think they care about product or customers?). It is sad but its reality.
#373 of 505 Re: WALMART ? -vs- 2004 Trailblazers [bmw28]
May 27, 2009 (6:43 am)
the same thing happened to my transmission dip stick and the dealer said that it was normal and that it would cause no issues. Since then I have had to have the transmission replaced twice in the last two years and now they are saying that the water is coming from a defective radiator. Looks like now it may be my third transmission in less than 3 years and 20k miles.
#374 of 505 Re: [mobafry123]
May 27, 2009 (6:51 am)
save yourself some grief and get rid of it. i have a 03 ext and have replaced the transmission 2 times in the last 2yrs and may have to again. Now they are saying that the radiator is leaking into the transmission.
#375 of 505 Re: Chevy Trailblazer 02 Transmission Problem [taluhlabelle12]
May 27, 2009 (7:01 am)
I didn't get a recall either. I had the check engine light come on and the code was for a loose gas cap after this happened a couple of time I took it to the dealer and they told me where the gas tank meets the tube where you fill up was cracked. They wanted like $600 then the catalytic converter went out. A month after that I was traveling out of state and had issue when I went to the dealer in that state they let me know that a recall had just been issued so the swapped the tank out then. I went a while with no issues then the tranny went out twice and now possible 3x all within 20k miles and less then 2yrs.
#376 of 505 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 4wdr [chuvak2030]
Jun 09, 2009 (10:00 am)
My son-in-law has exactly the same problem with his 06 TB--exactly the same! Did you ever determine what the problem is? We have put $2600. into trying to fix it with no solution--eugene.rileycox.net
#377 of 505 2003 trailblazer trans slipping badly when accelerating
Jul 12, 2009 (3:57 pm)
my brothers TB is having a bad slipping in the trans when accelerating acting just like as if it had a bad clutch if it were a manual but it is a auto trans does anyone have and idea here about what is wrong ????
#378 of 505 Rebuild by local guy vs factory rebuilt?
Jul 28, 2009 (9:44 am)
I have an '02 LTZ that no longer has a third gear. I have the option of spending $2700+ for a factory rebuilt transmission from my local dealer or spending less than $2k for a rebuild at a franchised shop owned by a family friend. Chevy comes with 3 year warranty, franchise with 2 year. Car has 63k miles and is a station car that drives about 4-5k miles a year. Any strong opinions either way?