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#1 of 15 2005 Trailblazer
Dec 20, 2007 (9:08 am)
I have a 2005 Trailblazer LS. When Im driving at parking lot speeds in 4hi, when I turn the wheel the truck seems to bog down. The dealership told me that its normal. Is that true?
#2 of 15 Re: 2005 Trailblazer [treburt]
Dec 20, 2007 (9:21 am)
What are you driving on? Pavement, dirt, snow/ice?
#3 of 15 Re: 2005 Trailblazer [burdawg]
Dec 20, 2007 (10:06 am)
Pavement. I first noticed it after the first significant snowfall 8-10 inches. I used 4hi when driving on streets that had not been cleaned. When got on a street that the snow plow had removed most of the snow and I maded a u-turn thats when i first noticed the bogging down. Then I went to a paved parking lot and did a few turns and it continued. It only happens in 4hi.
#4 of 15 Re: 2005 Trailblazer [treburt]
Dec 21, 2007 (7:36 am)
That's normal when you have good traction. In 4 wheel drive on dirt, mud, snow, ice, etc. since the inner wheels don't have as far to go as the outer wheels, they slip a little in turns. With good traction they can't and it feels like it's "bogging down" as you say. It's best to try to avoid it when possible.
#5 of 15 Re: 2005 Trailblazer [treburt]
Oct 26, 2008 (3:17 pm)
Totally normal. If traction is that good, shift it back into 2High .
#6 of 15 Re: 2005 Trailblazer [pipex]
Oct 27, 2008 (3:40 am)
Thanks alot for the information.
#7 of 15 2005 Trailblazer
Oct 28, 2008 (8:37 am)
I have a 2005 Trailblazer that is making a very annoying high pitched whinning sound. At 1st we thought it may be the PS, but that is fine. We then narrowed it down to the Alternator, but when we replaced it there was no change. We can not pin point exactly where the noise is coming from, but it is getting louder and worse by the day. My thought is possibly the Water Pump, but there are no signs of leaking, overheating, etc. Has anyone else had this problem? No one can seem to pin point the problem. Help!!!!
#8 of 15 Re: 2005 Trailblazer [frichards62]
Nov 20, 2008 (3:14 pm)
it could be the serpentine belt idler pully.
have that checked.
#9 of 15 2005 Chevy Trailblazer losing power..
Sep 25, 2009 (5:50 am)
Driving in the first few gears, it seems the engine seems fine. In the last gear though, when speeds are over 45 miles per hour, it seems as though the truck is just dying. I can be at the same speed of 50 MPH, but I watch as the RPM gauge starts to drop. It does this a lot especially if there is stress on the vehicle (i.e up hills)
Sometimes when driving at that high speed and start to go up a small incline, the engine will start to slow down and the rpm's will bounce up and down like it's losing power
I had a tune up and they replaced the spark plugs, i had a engine flush, etc.
What else could it be?