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#225 of 665 Re: Chevrolet Trailblazer Owners: Problems & Solutions [KarenS]
May 04, 2006 (8:12 am)
I'm new to all this but need help. I have a 2002 Trailblazer LTZ that I purchased new off the lot. For 2 and a half years it was the perfect vehicle, and until recently, made me very happy. Recently I've been having a very disturbing reoccuring problem with my dashboard and electrical components within.
Randomly, all the lights will light on the console, the gagues all plummet to 0/empty/- what have you... the written console flashes with "Unknown Driver" and I get ringy dings to high heaven.. the car starts to shake and buck.. it almost seems like the power steering is going when this is occuring. It will go in and out of this state randomly.
My truck has been into our Chevy dealer 3 times already for this occurence.. and all those times it was still under warranty. They have replaced things in the dash, replaced my ignition switch... and now it needs to go back. Now that it isn't under warranty, I fear what's going to happen, since they are clearly giving me the runaround, saying they will pay for it if it's being caused by the 'SAME' problem. But the car has been there a while and they can't seem to figure out the trouble. Has anyone had thier truck do this to them.. and was the problem solved??? Thank you for all your help.. I don't ever want to see this happen again, so any advice I could pass on to the monkeys that are fixing it, would really help me.
#226 of 665 2004 TrailBlazer A/C
May 20, 2006 (9:46 am)
My wife drives an 04 TB, and you have to drive the thing for a couple of miles before the A/C starts to get cold. As long as it sits and idles it will not get cool. My Ford f-150 will start blowing cold air after 1 minute. Does any one else have this problem or is there something wrong with out TB? Thanks for any help.
#227 of 665 Re: 2004 TrailBlazer A/C [sloaner14]
May 22, 2006 (5:33 am)
Wish I knew the answer. My 02 has doen this since day one. I have read several posts on this forum that describe it could be a low or high pressure a/c cycling switch that needs replacement. If yours is like mine, you will notice it more when the vehicle has been left in the hot sun for a while it takes a while to cool. Your are right that you have to drive it before it will cool. I did a test the other day and left it sitting in idle and it would not cool at all and I let it run for 3 minutes. Once I put it in drive, it would start to cool pretty quickly. Is there anyone out there that can tell us a fix?
#228 of 665 Re: TRAILBLAZER LIFT GATE PROBLEMS [chipperhurst]
May 22, 2006 (7:12 pm)
Have the same problem 2003 Trailblazer EXT, but I live in California, so not a cold temperature issue. The hinge separated from the glass and it appears to be some kind of epoxy that was holding it together. Seems like it should be a recall issue to me as it is poorly designed. Ridiculous to pay so much to get it fixed.
#229 of 665 Crank Case Pressure
May 23, 2006 (4:51 pm)
I have a 2002 Chevy TB, 88,000 miles, extremely well maintained, but never the less, it needs a new engine! I noticed a "knock" that sounded as though it was a diesel, and 2 days later, it blew off a hose to the crankcase ventilation system (doesn't have a pcv valve)and lost almost all the engine oil. Needless to say, I could have cleared out any mosquito's within a 30 mile radius with the blue smoke coming from the exhaust! Took it to the dealer, diagnosis: to much crank case pressure.
Solution: $7000.00 for a new engine! or a used engine for $2100.00 + $54 per hour labor at 4-5 days + any updated parts necessary etc...hell, if I had that much cash lying around I would invest in a new vehicle, and not a chevy!
gotta tell ya, did my shopping around for an engine, found one for $1100.00 (off a crashed one), but I still have a call in to GM with a complaint. I have 8 pmts left and feel as though I am paying on a "DEAD HORSE"!
I will never again buy a GM product!
I hope that none of you ever have this problem!
#230 of 665 Re: Crank Case Pressure [jenif]
May 30, 2006 (6:04 pm)
And the American automakers wonder why they can't sell cars. They fail to back them up and keep building gas guzzlers. Now the latest tactic to go to ethanol vehicles. I now drive a Volkswagen that get 45 miles to the gallon of fuel. Yes, its a diesel.
#231 of 665 Tune-Up, Etc.
Jun 02, 2006 (6:38 am)
Greetings to the Chevy TB Gurus! I need some advice and I'd rather get it here than at the dealership. I have a '02 TB that is approaching 75K miles. I have had very little problems with it other than some annoying things covered under warranty, many of which are posted here.
I would like to get a tune up and some other routine/preventative maintenance done on it. Other than oil changes, air filters and one fuel filter, I have not done anything to the vehicle.
#232 of 665 Re: Tune-Up, Etc. [patricke]
Jun 02, 2006 (10:10 am)
Personally I wouldn't worry about it until you get to 100K, but changing the plugs won't hurt. Also full trans service is a good idea, actually I would do it every 50K regardless of your use. Also, you should think about servicing the cooling system.
#233 of 665 Re: 2004 TrailBlazer A/C [sloaner14]
Jun 03, 2006 (1:37 pm)
I have a 2002 envoy does the same thing.I took it into the shop I work at,put the ac guages on it after a hot soak and found that when i rev the engine at a standstill to about 2k rpm the high side pressure is about 350 psi, low about 45psi.This indicates that the air flow across the condenser is insufficient(unable to disapate the heat).The pressures are pretty normal at idle but i would guess the slower compressor speed wont let the system absorb(or remove)much heat. High side pressures are directly affected by air flow. Another quick test is to spry the condenser with water from a hose,it shoould cool the air out the vents temporarally. I came on this site to see if anyone had a fix,my thought would be to add an electric fan to the system to blow air over the condenser to remove the heat when sitting or at slow speed. It's 110' today so I'll see this a lot on this car and of course the wife is none to happy! Can't fix today but i'll let you know what happens.
#234 of 665 2006 Trail Blazer
Jun 04, 2006 (1:22 pm)
I am trading my Honda Pilot for the 2006 Trail Blazer. I bought a travel trailer and my Honda, although I love it, is just making my towing numbers. Just making it isn't comforting when you are going through the mountains. Any problems I need to address?