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#621 of 660 2006 Trailblazer Problems
Jan 12, 2011 (4:28 am)
I have a couple wierd things going on with my 2006 trailblazer. First and most important, the port that is used to diagnose problems under the drivers side dash does not work. I have taken the vehicle to two places and they both say that they cannot connect to the vehicle for some reason. The second issue that I have is when the weather is damp or really cold, the trailblazer bogs down for 10-15 seconds when I first put it into drive and then accellerate. After 10 seconds or so, it is fine. Any ideas here would be appreciated.
#622 of 660 Re: 2006 Trailblazer Problems [mathewsnell]
Jan 12, 2011 (10:20 am)
Do you have power to the cigarrette adapters? Could be fuse # 13 under the hood. If not, unscrew the port and make sure the wires are all still connected in there, check grounds too.
The 2nd issue MAY be loose bolts on the PLASTIC intake manifold. Try tightening the bolts, sometimes these come loose and just need to be retightened. This seems to be the problem when we're dealing with damp or cold issues.
#623 of 660 What to Expect between 70,000 & 100,000 Miles
May 14, 2011 (2:05 pm)
The lease on my '07 is up in July. I'm trying to decide whether to purchase it or not. New tires and water pump last year. It's at 70,000 miles currently. What maintenance and repairs can I expect for the next 30,000 miles? I was going to have the dealership go thru the it completely and check everything. Feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.
#624 of 660 Re: What to Expect between 70,000 & 100,000 Miles [tfjm]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 15, 2011 (9:38 am)
It's not uncommon at that mileage for weaknesses to show up in struts/shocks and in your battery. Also you might check the owner's manual to see if there's a "whopper" service schedule coming up at 90K or so.
#625 of 660 leak in extreme front end
May 20, 2011 (7:54 am)
I have a leak in the extreme front end of my 05 trailblazer; it is a clearish brown fluid but I can't tell if it's oil or not. It does leave a rainbow effect on the ground when it rains. It appears to be leaking from a small pipe/tube leading to a long ribbed black plastic piece at the very front of the vehicle. There are no warning lights coming on and my oil level has not changed (still normal). I have a pic of the place it's leaking from but I don't know how to post it here. Any ideas?
#626 of 660 Re: leak in extreme front end [sooner14]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 20, 2011 (8:20 am)
To post a pic, you need to park it on the net at a photo hosting site (like flickr.com or Picasa). Then you'd link to the pics on the host site.
#627 of 660 Re: leak in extreme front end [sooner14]
May 20, 2011 (11:50 am)
Hmmm....Could be transmission fluid (it's red but can look brownish once it spreads out on the ground) leaking from a cooler line going to the radiator, or possibly power steering fluid, which is very similiar if not the same.
#628 of 660 Re: leak in extreme front end [sooner14]
May 21, 2011 (4:09 pm)
Without a picture, it is difficult to say. I would just monitor all your fluids for now until you can find a definitive answer. Post a picture and we should be able to tell you exactly what it is.
#629 of 660 Re: leak in extreme front end [burdawg]
May 21, 2011 (5:50 pm)
Took it in and the shop said it was transmission coolant that was leaking from a line/gasket going into the radiator. I didn't take it in, hubby did, so I didn't get all the answers I wanted, mainly: is transmission fluid the same thing as transmission coolant? If so, is there a way I can test the level to see if i need to add some (with this leak, I'm sure I do.) I can't get it fixed right now ($ issue) but I don't want to screw up the transmission by not having fluid in it.
If it's not the same thing, how can I check the level of the tranny coolant and how do I refill it? The little pathetic book in the glovebox says nothing about transmission coolant, only fluid. And all it basically says about checking and changing the fluid is to have a pro do it because it's difficult.