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#70 of 505 2005 Chevy Trailblazer Transmission
Jul 25, 2005 (2:21 pm)
I HAVEN'T EVEN MADE THE FIRST PAYMENT, OR RE-FILLED THE GAS TANK YET.!!!!!!! AT 250 MILES MY TRANSMISSION IS STUCK IN THIRD GEAR. HOPE THIS ISN'T AN OMEN OF HOW THIS VEHICLE IS GOING TO TREAT ME. I GUESS I'VE BEEN TOO LUCKY.....IN 35 YEARS OF OWNING CARS, I HAVE NEVER HAD A WARRANTY ISSUE WITH ANY OF THEM..........THIS IS THE FIRST NEW GM I'VE PURCHASED - I GUESS THAT TELLS THE WHOLE STORY.
#71 of 505 Re: Chevy Trailblazer 02 Transmission Problem [allenes]
Jul 26, 2005 (12:02 pm)
I think a local transmission service is fine if they come highly recommended by other people or if you know the franchise owner which happened to be my case. The fluid is Dexron III or a equivalent. I did have to take it back because they overfilled it about two pints, but they sucked it out with a pump and no harm was done. If you drop the pan and have the filter changed, only 60% of the fluid is actually removed, but they can see what is going on by looking at the pan. If a lot of shavings are present, then a potential problem is around the corner. They told me my fluid was a little brownish, but that everything looked great. If you have the dealer flush it, it removes something like 90% of the fluid, but it could move small shavings around and get in a part that wants nothing of it. I have done both before in the past on different vehicles, and I am more comfortable with dropping the pan. When they flush it, they insert a small line into your transmission cooling line and I have had problems when they connect it back and it is not the same and I end up with a small leak. Of course, you could get a leak around the pan gasket if they do it wrong as well. The best would be if your model has a drain plug. If mine did, I would service it myself ever 25,000 miles since tranny fluid is so cheap. Some of the triplets have a drain plug, while other do not...you may be lucky. The next time I will probably have it flushed. I always wonder, if the dealership does the flush, is it really better for my vehicle or easier on them?
#73 of 505 Re: 03 GMC Envoy Major Tranny probs!!! [rcc442]
Aug 02, 2005 (7:36 am)
keep fighting them, Gm and their dealers needs to get their act together. i've had an 04 trailblazer where the trans and steering went within the first two years and now i have an 04 and it stalls at any given time. I'd suggest you call GM headquarters 1-866-952-4368 and compain
#75 of 505 Please file a complaint to help everyone out
Aug 04, 2005 (6:05 pm)
Our transmission just failed on our 02 TBlazer because of the sun shell spline. While I could get into all the details hear, I urge everyone who has had problems to file a complaint with the NHTSA at NHTSA.gov. If they receive enough complaints, they can issue a recall which would reimburse people for their cost in the matter.
Also, I work in the service department of a GM dealer and the repair instructions state that the material used in the sun shell of the 02 TBlazer (as well as the GMC Envoy and Olds Bravada) was not able to withstand the heat in the transmission causing it to strip. From 2003 on, GM built the transmissions with a "more heat resistant material" which reduces the likelihood of this happening.
#76 of 505 Re: Please file a complaint to help everyone out [lostandfound86]
Aug 04, 2005 (6:37 pm)
Since you work for a GM service department, is there any way that you can help us determine just how big this problem is? I'm considering running an ad in the paper for people to call me if they have had similar problems. Think that would get anyone's attention?
#77 of 505 Re: Please file a complaint to help everyone out [lostandfound86]
Aug 05, 2005 (7:19 am)
How many miles were on your 02 TB when the tranny failed?
Aug 06, 2005 (7:33 pm)
I have 30k on mine and so far so good. After reading these posts I am going to have my Trans serviced at 50K
#79 of 505 Re: GM knows their tranmissions are faulty!!! [cdiddy]
Aug 07, 2005 (11:07 am)
I have a 2002 GMC Savana and had the trannie go at 36,000K. GM towed it to the dealership and they replaced the 'lower reverse piston seals'. Great until this week when I was 600K from home on holidays and it went again. No reverse and whining in all other gears. It has 62,000K (2,000 over warranty). Phoned dealer and they agreed to repair it under 'goodwill warranty'. A new 'sun gear shell' and three days out of my week off, and they present me with a $550. bill for towing. I owned a 1984 GMC Vandura and replaced the trannie after 17 years and 190,000K. I wish I had it back!!!