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#63 of 72 Worst Machine I have ever owned
Apr 09, 2012 (12:38 pm)
Where do I start. I purchased my 2004 Trailblazer in 2008 as a Certified Pre Owned GM vehicle. When I got my first oil change after purchasing the vehicle, the mechanic showed me that the dipstick for the transmission was completely gone, it has rusted off. I returned the vehicle to the dealership showed them the dipstick and asked them how something as simple as this was not discovered during the supposed GM Certification process. I asked to be able to trade the vehicle for another one, demanded that I didn't want it and I was only offered trade in value which was substantially less than I paid for it. If only I knew what I know now I would have gladly taken the trade in value. Last year (my final year of payments) I was having an error code for engine misfire. After paying for diagnostics I was informed I had a bad cylinder (not holding compression) and had two choices, 1. Repair the valves and cylinders on existing engine $3,500 or 2. Put in a another used engine with 30,000 less miles than mine that came with a parts and labor warranty $1,800.00. I opted for option two. Six months later, I have misfires in two cylinders that are random. The mechanic says this is likely the problem I had with my previous engine just not as far along yet, good thing I got the warranty. Today the transmission went out, so I have an engine that needs to be repaired and I need a new transmission. On top of that the air conditioner will not blow out the front vents, says I need a new actuator. The instrument cluster hasn't worked for two years. The headlights, brake lights, tail lights etc. need replacing every few months if not weeks. CD player quit working the first few months I had it. Check engine light never goes off. I drive it back and forth to work (50 miles roundtrip) everyday and that's it. I finally paid it off in February and now I need to spend thousands more on repairs. Many of these problems I have had are problems that many Trailblazer / Envoy owners have. GM does not issue recalls or will not correct these issues. GM will not stand behind their product I will never buy another GM vehicle. Sorry for the length, my rant is over.
#65 of 72 Throttle body repair gone bad to worse
Apr 12, 2012 (2:43 pm)
2003 Chevy Trailblazer, 6 cylinder repair went from bad to worse:
I had to change out what apparently was a bad battery. Upon doing so, my car's system engine lights and Reduced Engine Power lights came on. I had it tested, and
was recommended to change the faulty Throttle Body. I bought a used one, put it on and now its still behaving the same, only now also I cannot shift out of park. Are these two related? I think I have a bad used throttle body, but now I can't even drive at 14 miles an hour to the shop. recommendations? Car just hit 112,000 and I did try to reset the computer several times.
#66 of 72 Re: 2005 Trailblazer Blown Engine [glocks]
Apr 19, 2012 (2:22 pm)
I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer that I had bought brand new, and now 7 years later with 190+ highway miles, am looking at replacing the engine, almost have all parts replaced why not the engine right? supposedly cylinder 6 had no compression, got a second opinion, and was told pretty much the same thing, took it to dealer thinking they could just replace the cylinder only to be told that it can not be fixed (mind you paid off, no warranty) valves are clogged with oil residue, all sorts of other issues inside there on top of that, so was told best bet to replace engine, contacted GM to report issue as I can not phatom this from a Chevy, I have had Chevys in the past well over the 250+ mile mark, and never had to replace the engine, very disappointing and I am sad, upset and all the emotions that could go along with this type of issue.
#67 of 72 Re: 2005 Trailblazer Blown Engine [katnap68]
Apr 20, 2012 (6:42 am)
I assume you mean 190K miles. With that many miles I'm not surprised GM didn't respond to your satisfaction. Anyway, I don't know why anyone would want to with that many miles, but your best bet is probably to get a good used engine and have it put in.
Did anyone actually find out what was wrong with #6 cylinder? Bad valve? Hole in the top of the piston? Cracked block? Anything?
#68 of 72 Re: Reduced Engine Power light [kasihia]
Jul 23, 2012 (5:14 pm)
Did the map sensor and mass airflow sensor fix the problem or is it still occuring?
When we use the electric windows we get a reduction in engine power.
#69 of 72 Re: 2002 Trailblazer - New Engine at 85,000 miles - ouch! [clickytb]
Aug 28, 2012 (8:52 pm)
I have had the same clicking noise (I do believe) for years. It is just the fan clutch trying to engage/disengage, so my mechanic says. It has not affected my engine power, nor has given me any trouble except the aggravating click.
#70 of 72 Dies Randomly
Jan 13, 2013 (6:17 pm)
I have a 2003 Chevy TB with 100,000 miles. Over the last couple of days my car will randomly die while I am driving. There is no check engine light or any clue as to what could be causing this. I have only owned the car for 3 yrs. and already replaced spark plugs, alternator, cat converter, starter, driver's side window (that was a weird one), and put a new (used) engine, and most recently fuel filter (hoping that would solve the problem)!! I have no code to check and nobody really knows what it could be. Any ideas??
#71 of 72 Re: Dies Randomly [help_me3]
Feb 16, 2013 (3:23 pm)
try coil pack,i've had this same problem with 3 different Chevy's i've owned
#72 of 72 Re: Dies Randomly [help_me3]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:58 pm)
Worst case id say fuel pump. I bought a 2006 that had a cracked flot in the fuel pump so the resevoir was emptying out at stops and right hand turns couldnt figure it out till it was low on fuel and kept doing it. Fixed my truck.