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#472 of 665 GM is fixing to lose a customer!!!
Feb 16, 2008 (3:40 pm)
I own a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer, which I love. I love the way it looks, the way it drives, and the overall features it has. HOWEVER, it is a piece of crap. Last Friday, the speedometer malfunctioned like everyone elses, and then today I rolled my window down at the ATM and it wouldn't roll back up. Of course it was raining. If that isn't enough, of course my warranty just expired. The dealership says it is a well known issue, but GM isn't doing anything about it, and it would be a little over 1000 to get fixed. If GM knows this is a problem they need to step up to the plate. I want to buy American made, but if we can't stand behind the products we make then I am crossing over.
#473 of 665 Recommendation for Synthetic Oil
Feb 22, 2008 (6:47 pm)
We own a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer LS, 6 cylinder - inline, 4WD, that has about 45,000 miles on it. We live in the central/southern part of Nebraska. We are using 5W30 Quaker State Oil in it right now and are getting about 16 miles to the gallon. We change oil about every 3000 miles. We would like to get better gas mileage out of it. It was recommended to us that we first consider changing the type of oil we use from the regular oil to a synthetic oil. What are your comments on doing this? How much of an increase would there be in mpg? If we did change to a synthetic oil, what type of oil and oil filter would you recommend? What are the steps to follow in changing from regular oil to a synthetic oil? Are there other ways to improve the mpg on this vehicle other than just changing the type of oil we use?
#474 of 665 Re: Recommendation for Synthetic Oil [deerhunter3]
Feb 22, 2008 (11:58 pm)
Changing from one kind of oil to another may affect your gas mileage somewhat but the greatest improvements in gas mileage usually come from adjustments to driving habits.
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#475 of 665 Re: Recommendation for Synthetic Oil [tidester]
Feb 23, 2008 (6:09 pm)
I was considering changing the oil to Mobil 10W30 synthetic during the next oil change. But one of the guys in the shop recommended that I use a synthetic blend during the change process (3 oil changes) then use the full synthetic oil after that throughout the length of time that I own the vehicle. I thought it was not a good idea to use a synthetic blend, that I should switch to a full synthetic oil right away. What are your thoughts.
#476 of 665 Re: Recommendation for Synthetic Oil [deerhunter3]
Feb 23, 2008 (9:25 pm)
I am by no means an expert on oil, synthetics or otherwise, so I can't advise. With a little luck, someone who knows will drop by and provide some guidance! Anyone?
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#478 of 665 Flashing Service Engine Soon Light
Feb 25, 2008 (8:38 am)
My mom recently bought a 2004 TrailBlazer LT with the 4.2L Inline-6 that has a hair less than 35,000 miles on it. The second day she had it, the "Service Engine Soon" light flashed about 3 times and then shut off. It does this periodically and absolutely randomly. Other than that, it seems to run fine. I hooked my scanner up to it to see if there were any pending codes that wouldn't have set off the light and I came up empty handed. Please let me know if you know what's going on. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
#479 of 665 Re: Flashing Service Engine Soon Light [cavalier14]
Feb 28, 2008 (5:19 am)
I own a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer LS and I have had this happen to me only a couple of times. However, I previously owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and this also happened a few times. This may sound weird but it has something to do with your gas cap or door. Next time it happens, try this. First, turn the engine off. Then open the door to the gas, take gas cap off and then replace. Make sure it is correctly in place then shut the door back. Then just restart your engine. The "check engine" light should go off. Very simple and it has always worked for me. I also noticed that it usually only occurs just after filling the tank completely. My problem right now is the cluster. I was hoping there was a recall on it since I have heard that many have complained about this same problem. My speedometer works on occasion but the fuel gauge stays on empty at all times and the oil pressure gauge stays at 120. Its really irritating and my warranty has also expired.
#480 of 665 Re: Flashing Service Engine Soon Light [cavalier14]
Mar 24, 2008 (6:33 am)
It could be that the gas tank has a crack in it Chevy will replace it for free or the catalytic converter could be going bad they will also replace that for free. It could be as simple as the gas cap not on tight enough however the two things that I mentioned before went bad on mine.
#481 of 665 2006 Trailblazer LS Gas Gauge Problem & Engine Whining
Mar 27, 2008 (11:04 am)
My 2006 Trailblazer LS started acting funny about a month ago. The gas gauge will go to the correct reading and then after about 1 minute it will go to empty and the amber light will come on. I guess I should take it in to the local chevy dealer, has anyone had this similar problem. Also there is a whining noise coming from the engine when you give it gas. I'm no longer under warranty so any help would be appreciated. This has been a great vehicle and my first Chevy. Thanks!