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#33 of 49 4 wheel drive problem
Apr 05, 2010 (9:30 am)
I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer. I don't really drive it around that much. But when I hooked it up to my trailer and went to pull out the tires started to spin so I put it in 4hi and waited for the light to flash the tires were still spinning. So then I tried 4lo and it still did the same thing. So I finally unhooked the trailer and and tried it in 4lo again and the tires were still spinning. I had to finally get out my truck to get it out of the dirt. After it was out I drove it up the road for a while and retried the whole thing over again and it finally worked. Has anybody else had the same problem?
#34 of 49 Re: 4 wheel drive problem [kmcneish]
Apr 06, 2010 (5:14 am)
I am from GM Customer Service. I would recommend taking your vehicle to a dealership to have the 4 wheel drive concern diagnosed. That way you know what is going on with the vehicle. I can locate a dealership in your area if you like. I will need your zip code in order to do that. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#35 of 49 Differencial mistakes on 4WD LO
Jun 08, 2010 (9:10 am)
I got cought in fine sand driving my T/B LT 05, every time I try to get it out, it gets deeper in the sand... I let one of my friends to try driving it out while I was outside helping to remove the sand away from the rear wheels... in the 4LO only one wheel was spinning... the other three were not... obviously the differencial gear puts all the tourque on the free moving wheel... was that normal to happen? cause I understands that 4LO should put the high torque equally on the 4 wheels whether its free moving or not... please advise .
#36 of 49 Re: Differencial mistakes on 4WD LO [ibnahoo]
Jun 08, 2010 (1:43 pm)
I assume you don't have rear limited slip. In that case only one wheel in the back would spin, one wheel on the front axle would spin under certain conditions. 4wd is really a misnomer as I understand it, power is really only transferred to one wheel front and back (unless you have locking differentials). The best thing to have done is to let the tire pressures down to 15psi or so to increase the traction and dig out all four wheels to make the transition easier.
#37 of 49 Re: Differencial mistakes on 4WD LO [burdawg]
Jun 10, 2010 (4:54 am)
Thank you John for the reply. This morning I had a similar experience and it seems that I can only use the 4WD for road stability when conditions are not right... in fact it is great pain offroads while it shouldn't... if differential gear would only spin the free moving wheel and not the loaded ones, so what is the great use then? waste....
#38 of 49 2004 trailblazer problems
Jul 24, 2010 (3:26 pm)
I have a 2004 trailblazer with 98000 miles. Just recently i've had the following issues come up. The passenger side front window will not go up. I think the button is stuck in the down position. The check ABS light went on a couple of days ago and now the service 4 wheel drive light went on today. Are these issues common for this vehicle and does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
#39 of 49 Re: 4 wheel drive problem [gmcustsvc]
Sep 28, 2011 (7:01 pm)
i have taken mine to the dealership numerous times for 4 wheel drive problems and it still is not fixed. the four wheel drive has never worked properly! i had to pay extra to get 4 wheel drive on the vehicle and now have to continue to spend money on it and it never works when i need it! i am so frustrated i would rip it out if i could!
#40 of 49 4wd Problem Was Not Fixed By Dealer
Jan 14, 2012 (8:21 am)
As posted above (2 years ago), my4wd service light came on and would start jerking and running rough. I didn't fix as I could deal with the 2wd, but now that the TB is used by my daughter, I finally had my dealer fix the problem. The dealer diagnosed and replace encoder motor/actuator ($566.46) acouple of weeks ago. Well, it finally snowed and it worked for a day. It's jerking again in 4 Hi and 4awd and it is difficult to get back to 2wd after turning the switch back, but after while, it went back to 2wd. Plan to take back to dealer next week. Hope they can fix it this time. If anyone has an idea (including GM) I would appreciate it.
Jan 27, 2012 (5:33 pm)
I have a 2003 trialblazer...we rarely use the 4x4 but just a few days ago we got some good snow and used the 4wd and all of the sudden I heard some sounds like if some gears were hitting with rocks!!
#42 of 49 4wd problem
Feb 04, 2012 (7:14 am)
I have a 03 tb ltz and when I put it in 4wd and start picking up speed my car starts to sh ?ake can someone help plz