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#557 of 665 Re: 2002 trailblazer paint on buttons wear off? [biglink]
Feb 17, 2009 (2:39 pm)
Nice! I've not seen that happen on other vehicles I've owned. Sounds like a manufacturing problem. I hope they've solved it or have a new button-making company now. Can the buttons be replaced or removed and painted or something? It just looks so cheap. I've read about others' complaints about cheap materials used in those interiors, but I'm going to try and trust the Chevy name. The car looks and runs great otherwise, and I've also read positive opinions about it generally.
Anyone else have an opinion?
#558 of 665 Re: 2002 trailblazer paint on buttons wear off? [dawnandmark10]
Feb 18, 2009 (6:51 am)
I have an 02 and the steering wheel and radio buttons look just like they did the day I bought it. Maybe I have dry skin?
#559 of 665 Re: 2002 trailblazer paint on buttons wear off? [burdawg]
Feb 18, 2009 (7:46 am)
I don't know. Its wierd. How do you like your '02 TB overall?
#560 of 665 Re: 2002 trailblazer paint on buttons wear off? [dawnandmark10]
Feb 18, 2009 (12:08 pm)
Ours has been fine. We have about 72K on it and haven't had any real problems. It's was in the shop for minor warranty items and a couple of recalls. I have had to replace the rear shocks since one of them started to leak hydraulic fluid, plus replace the tires. Early on I replaced the factory rear sway bar with the Hotchkiss heavy duty one to minimize the sway that a lot of people complained about, that did the trick. The brakes are original and still have plenty of lining left. They're probably the best brakes overall that I have ever experienced. The rear suspension is sprung kind of soft in the back, but I understand it was on purpose so the ride isn't hard like a truck. When you put some load on the back like towing a trailer it firms right up.
Don't break that tailgate glass however, someone broke ours and the bill to the insurance company was over $2,000 to replace it, and only about $100 was labor.
#561 of 665 Rear End Noise
Feb 20, 2009 (8:04 am)
I have a 2002 Trailblazer ltz. When I drive vehicle in reverse, or if i make a turn when driving slow or when I come to a stop theres a load "clunking" noise coming from the rear end. My original thought is the rear diff, so I replaced the rear differential oil and theres no metal shards in the old stuff. After adding the new oil it still makes the noise. Now heres the other thing too. I wasn't able to get the fill plug out to "properly" fill the rear diff. so I had to force the oil into the top of the cover. It worked and theres no leaks (if been monitoring it for a week now) but the issue is I can't measure to see if I have enough fluid in it. I put almost 2 pints (jugs) of oil in it. Could that be the issue? of is there something else? This noise only is heard when driving slow (turns, reverse of stopping)
Feb 20, 2009 (4:58 pm)
I have had a misfire cylinder one and a compression of 90 with it draining off. I already know that I need a new motor. Here's the real kicker, my TB only has 49761 miles on it. I have no extra warranty on it. Everyone is telling me to contact GM about their good faith warranty has anyone had a similar problem.? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know I have a
#563 of 665 Re: Worst vehicle ever? [ceetown]
Apr 07, 2009 (12:41 am)
i have the same sound...
ive looked for other problems similar to this one...
and everyone says they get a whining sound. but... the grinding sound and the air releasing is exactly how i would have explained it.
did you fix it by any chance??
my dad thinks i need to get a new muffler.. but i dont know if thats gonna help
but it is coming from the back.. back right... :/
email me if you can help me out. thanks a lot
#564 of 665 Re: Worst vehicle ever? [tbls04mujo]
Apr 07, 2009 (10:48 am)
email me if you can help me out
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#565 of 665 Problem w/ "Spoiler" over top of rear gate???
Apr 20, 2009 (5:10 am)
Wasn't sure where to post this so..here it is. I have a "spoiler" over top of my rear gate on my 2003 Trailblazer, EXT. One morning after it had snowed (melted ice/snow must have re-frozen)..I forced the gate up to load trash..heard a "crunching noise" and now when I am going down the road and wind blows a certain way or I get up to 60 mph, it makes the worst noise..can't even here another person talk. What do I look at to fix? How do I fix???
#566 of 665 Re: Problem w/ "Spoiler" over top of rear gate??? [ticadoo]
Apr 20, 2009 (5:54 am)
When you say "spoiler" do you mean the plastic trim piece on top of the gate, the piece with the third stoplight built in?