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#389 of 498 2002 Trailblazer
Oct 05, 2009 (11:17 pm)
I bought my 2002 TB in 2004, just out of warranty, I have driven only Honda's, usually getting 250-300K before trading. Not sure what possessed me to buy a GM product, but I did, and since the day I drove her off the lot, I spent money, on average, $ 500-600 every 3-4 months just to keep the darn thing on the road. Never mind that I paid almost 18K list price. Long story short, this TB has had two clusters replaced, the 2nd one does not work and I will NOT pay for another one, the switch for the heat and air work when they want to. The radio has gone out completely, it started going out about 18 months ago, Apparently, the transmission has been on it's way out for about a year now, though I didn't know it, and after six trips to the dealer and other repair shops, no one could tell me what the "funny" sound was coming from the rear of the car. "The car was paid off three days ago, and the transmission froze up this morning. I added up what I have spent on the "Chevy piece of junk" and it looks like 26,000.00 is a good round number, that does include the 18K I paid for the darn thing. It's sitting in my drive way, I dropped 2400.00 on it in the past 7 months, sadly none of the money was for transmission repair. It has 133,00 miles on it, and it will never roll another mile, as I plan to junk the car. I have had it. I cannot believe that only 3 days after paying the final payment, the car is not drive able. I called for a price on the transmission and they quoted 3100.00. I wouldn't pay 100.00 much less 3100.00. I'm done with ALL American Made Cars. I tried, and have regretted the choice I made almost daily. I'm going back to Honda, Toyota, or Nissan. Buyer beware!! Don't buy a Trailblazer, as I have a very good friend that bought a 2006 and she is having same issue with the cluster going out, and hesitation, sluggishness, which she worries is the trans.
#390 of 498 Re: 4L60E/4L65E trans info [taluhlabelle12]
Oct 10, 2009 (8:22 am)
How many miles did you have on your 02 Chev Trailblazer when you had it at the dealer for your transmission or when GM agreed to pay for the repair? Also I cannot find the Internet link to the safety recall for the sun gear/sun shield, where is it? so many people talk about it but I have yet to find it on www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov. If anyone reading this message knows where the Internet link is about the Sun Shell/Shield please reply with the link, thanks. BTW I have an 02 Trailblazer LT regular length with only 21K as of October 2009. I really can't afford to buy another vehile just to have peace of mind that sometime soon my 02 Chev TB transmission may bite the dust.
#391 of 498 Re: Chevy Trailblazer 02 Transmission Problem [biglink]
Oct 18, 2009 (11:32 pm)
Wow get rid of it asap!
#392 of 498 2003 Chev. Transmission oil level to high
Oct 20, 2009 (7:38 pm)
I had a transmission problem, checked the oil level, to high. Drained off one quart, chacked the oil level, low. I had to put back one quart to bring up the oil level back to the normal full mark. Question why did the oil level rise, and why did it go back down.
#393 of 498 Re: 2003 Chev. Transmission oil level to high [chainbreaker]
Oct 21, 2009 (8:02 am)
Was it warmed up and running when you checked it?
#394 of 498 trailblazer 2003 transmission problem
Oct 24, 2009 (10:13 am)
The truck runs good and then it starts sucking in air and the rpms. go high and the trucks moves slow can anyone tell if it is the transmission going out or can it be a sensor in the truck.
#395 of 498 Re: trailblazer 2003 transmission problem [trail03]
Oct 24, 2009 (11:13 am)
I had the same problem with my 02 tb, took it to a mechanic(good honest one, which not too many around this days) and he told me it was the engine fan pulley. Seems that a circiut goes out and that the computer communicates with the trans via that circuitry. The trans is not getting the info to shift properly coz of that circuitry problem. Got a new pulley from an authorized AC/Delco parts store for under 80 bucks. Installed it myself. When I started my tb after installation, I could notice immediately the difference in rpms and idling of the engine. Took for test and ran as good as new. Dealership wanted about 500 bucks for pulley with fan. Stated that pulley was not guaranteed if bought separately. This happened to me over 2 yrs ago. TB has been running great since. You can install without removing fan cover, but it will be tight. You can bend both fan and cover just enough to get pulley in there. Intalling screws will also be tight, but a bit of patience, you can get it done. Hope this helps. Spend the 30-40 bucks to get it checked for pulley, it will be worth it if you save the hundreds of $ to get the trans worked on and not be the problem.
#396 of 498 Re: trailblazer 2003 transmission problem [KUQUE]
Oct 24, 2009 (1:31 pm)
Engine Fan Pulley it is the part in front of the tb is it under or next to what part.Also thanks for answering my question . A little
#397 of 498 Re: trailblazer 2003 transmission problem [KUQUE]
Oct 24, 2009 (6:31 pm)
Engine fan pulley i can not find it is this what i call that part when i go to the part store and what does it look like.thanks
#398 of 498 Re: trailblazer 2003 transmission problem [KUQUE]
Oct 26, 2009 (7:24 pm)
my suv when i drive it i willl hit the gas pedal the rpm's will go up but the car seems as if its idoling like im revving the engine in drive is the best way to describe it and i cant get the car to go over 40mph it seems. autozone checked my check engine lite and they advised that there was a problem with the coolant sensor however would this causethis type of problem. i also just had the battery replaced and the battery is only a few weeks old we checked the connection on the battery an they were not tight but autozone tightened them for me and it is still doing the same thing.do you think this is similar enough to what you went through ?