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#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!
#482 of 665 Re: 2006 Trailblazer LS Gas Gauge Problem & Engine Whining [paulanthonydfw]
Mar 27, 2008 (12:49 pm)
Love my 02 Trailblazer as well. Currently have over 200,000 miles and runs as good know as when I first bought it. Beautiful Black Onyx color. Never had any major problems. Just change all the fluids when recommended.
Anyway, according to past posts the whining noise comes from a worn idle pulley. My 02 has the same noise but not a big issue. Have not experienced the gas gauge problem. Maybe somewhen else could steer you to the right fix.
Hope this helps.
#483 of 665 Rear Window not Locking
Apr 01, 2008 (3:44 am)
Hey There! I have an 07' Trailblazer with only 1 problem to date. The rear window won't lock. Unlike others, the alarm does go off when opened. When I do lock it, it sounds like the lock engages. Am I doing something wrong or is this a common problem? I didn't find much when searching for this before posting this.
Thanks for your help.
#484 of 665 Re: Electrical problem? [bluechevy1]
Apr 08, 2008 (4:07 pm)
I was wondering if you had the BOSE sound system in your TB and if you have had the "no sound" problem again with it. If it happens when it is cold outside and the vehicle is cold (below freezing) it is a problem that GM issued a TSB on but they have since either lost it or deleted it. I have been chasing this problem on my '04 Bravada. I have found references to the TSB online in a couple of places.
#485 of 665 electical and noises
Apr 09, 2008 (4:53 am)
I have had my 2003 TB in the shop several times for no brake lights and no cruise control. They finally found the problem, but of course it wasnt covered by the ext warranty. I got it fixed elsewhere alot cheaper. Now I have the passenger side temp control panel light out. The driver side still works ??? Any suggestions? Also, the front end ( I think it has to do with the brakes) is making a squeeling noise the majority of the time that I drive it. I was told it is just dust. Also, something in the rear end rattles everytime I hit any kind of bump. Sounds like something is ready to fall off any minute. Of course, the dealership mechanics tell me they cannot find anything. I am tired of spending the 99.99 deductible to have them tell me its not covered by the warranty or they can't find anything...must be in my head. Also, I am very disappointed with the gas mileage! Also there is a rattling in the back passenger door panel when I close the door and rattling in the dashboard on and off. It has just started "choking" a little when I back it out of the driveway and change it into drive, almost stalling. I have really wanted to get rid of this vehicle and get a foriegn SUV but I owe too much on the TB. I will never purchase another GM product.
#486 of 665 Re: Check Engine Soon [stacyl22]
Apr 12, 2008 (8:45 pm)
I have an 03 TB and had the same problem. Check engine light, tried making sure the gas cap was on right, everything else the dealership told me to check. Turns out it was a hole in my gas tank. Thankfully I had extended warranty. It would have cost me 1300.00 for the new tank had it not been covered. Sorry to have to tell you that, it's not good. Hopefully that is not your problem
#487 of 665 Re: Rear Window not Locking [gramm6654]
Apr 18, 2008 (11:26 am)
Hey, I also have '07 Trailblazer with rear window that won't lock and won't alarm. Yours is the first posting I've seen on this issue. I assume I need to bring it in for service. Sorry no help.
#489 of 665 '05 trailblazer with a lot of problems!!!
Apr 18, 2008 (6:34 pm)
I've had my 05 trailblazer since July '06. The first year was good.. no problems.First, my radio (lights and everything) would just stop. I took it to the dealer and they reprogramed something and it was fixed... then last fall, i had a really loud noise coming from the engine and had it to the dealer several times before they found out that it was a problem with the alternator. They fixed it, then it was fine. Now in the last 4 months or so, i have many many problems! First my gas guage would just "bounce" around. It would say full then 1 minute later the low fuel light is on. Now pretty much all the time it says i'm on empty then it goes up to where it should be then down again. Also it has stalled quite a few times, when i first start it. Sometimes when i start it, it seems like it doesn't want to stay running then it will get a "burst" of power (while still in park) it seems like i am pushing the gas pedal. It is making a whining sound, my headlights flicker, half of the climate control lights are out, when i get above 40 mph it vibrates for a few seconds and then quits (also if i let off the gas it quits) it doesn't do that a lot but has done it a few times. This past winter, i had it in 4x4 low and all of a sudden it seemed like it didn't want to go, so i put in back in 2 and it made a loud boom and my whole car shook, sometimes it seems like it doesn't want to shift, clunks when i shift out of park, it also feels like i am driving on rubmle strips at time when i get aroun 40 -50 mph..... I talked to someone that works for a GM dealer (service) and he told me that some of the modules need replaced.... Does that sound like thats all it is??? Any advice??????
Apr 27, 2008 (12:12 am)
My mom has a 05 TB it was doing real good for maybe 3-4 months when all of a sudden it wouldn't want to turn on at all. We used to have a system (sub woofers) in there with the stock radio an door speakers since we got it, had no problems with it then just one day my mom got out of work an it wouldn't start for like an hour or two, finally it started no problem with alternator or battery she got home an had to run to the store when it didn't want to turn on anymore,so it sat on the drive way for a week, when it finally turned back on she had no problems with it for about two weeks the system was pulled out for a week already. Then about three weeks after the car wouldn't start it did the same thing it wouldn't start left her at work so my brother towed it with my dad's truck got it home checked the fuses nothing was wrong with then but still wouldn't turn on we got it to turn on like two hours later ran good for another week then she was paying some bills in town when the car was making this loud noise while she was driving then it started to stall IN HEAVY TRAFFIC luckily she pulled into a store fast enough turned it back on like if nothing is wrong the next day if finally gave out just no crank everything is still good it just won't start so me an my brother pulled of the dash, the wire's underneath the steering column, fuse box underneath the hood messed with everything it still won't start. finally took it to the dealership were we got it an they couldn't find anything earthier i don't know whats wrong with it, my dad, me and my brother do mechanic work all the time an we can't find the problem never have i ever, ever encountered a problem like this. Please if anybody know's or has the same problems we have an found some kind of a solution it would be helpful the Trail Blazer has been at the dealer for 2 weeks now going on 3 and still they can't find anything wrong with it and it's hasn't been working for a month now