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Buick Rainier, Chevy TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy

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  • imadad2imadad2 Posts: 79
    To boost sales, GM is once again cutting prices. They are now offering employee pricing on all vehicles except the Corvette and GMC medium duty trucks. So, for those of you who have been wanting to buy a new Chevrolet Trailblazer/GMC Envoy, here is your chance. They are also offering incentives on top of that.

    I have a couple thoughts on this and I hope it pays off for GM, but I don't think it will. First off, GM has improved quality, but they are still behind the quality of several competitors. By selling vehicles that don't work like they should, they will further lose customers. Also, the prices they are offering now are going to make more people hold off for that "big discount" instead of buying earlier in the year.

    GM is starting to look desperate. I am now kicking the idea around of buying another vehicle. I'd like to buy another TB, but will the wife want to drive our 2004 or our 2005? We will see ...
  • gmfangmfan Posts: 188
    I took my 02 TB in to have the tires rotated and looked over the brakes and they are not even half worn with 67,000 miles on them! Pretty darn good! Other SUV's I have owned are lucky to get 40,000 miles on brakes. I am getting ready for a 1500 mile trip, so I am going ahead with replacing the serpentine belt this weekend. I may get the tranny serviced for the first time too, but the book says to service the tranny at 100,000 miles.

    -gmfan
  • m1icemanm1iceman Posts: 11
    Well got the truck into my mechanic and the news was a $350 hit for the replacement. Since my truck is out of warranty, Im lucky to have a mechanic I trust. When he called me to quote the price, he told me the local Chevy dealer, where he had to get the part, had to replace about 15 in the month of May alone. He also told me the part number had been changed by Chevy, cough, recall, cough! Well anyway, its getting fixed and I wanna thank posters for their responses. I love my TB, but its getting expensive to fix.
  • bigsexybigsexy Posts: 5
    I WAS WONDERING IF ANY ONE EXPERIANCED ANY PROBLEMS WITH THEIR ENVOYS OR TRAILBLAZERS IN THE CHARGING SYSTEM. THE VEHICLE IS NOT CHARGING PROPERLY AND THE RPM ARE IDLEING AT 500. WHICH IS VERY LOW. DEALER SAYS ITS NORMAL BUT I CANT BELIVE THAT. THANKS FOR ANY HELP
  • bigsexybigsexy Posts: 5
    HAS ANYBODY PUT AN EXTRA CHARGING SYSTEM IN THEIR ENVOY OR TRAILBLAZER. IF YOU HAVE PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW.
    THANKS
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I recommend turning off your CAPS LOCK. People tend to ignore messages typed in ALL CAPS.

    tidester, host
  • ross1962ross1962 Posts: 229
    One of the sensors is plugged into the exhaust pipe and it should not be that difficult to change.

    It's not difficult, but a special socket is needed that has a slot for the wire.
  • ross1962ross1962 Posts: 229
    ... AND THE RPM ARE IDLEING AT 500. WHICH IS VERY LOW.

    You're right - it's too low. I'd take it to a different dealer.
  • sstradersstrader Posts: 15
    I have an 02 Envoy and have not been plagued by many of the issues that have come up on this forum. I have about 41K miles, use Mobil 1exclusively, do not have an engine slap issue that I can detect.
  • gmfangmfan Posts: 188
    I did an oil change last weekend and put in that new Mobil 10 W-30 they are marketing and guaranteed to be a good performer for 5,000 miles. I have only had it in the vehicle for a 100 miles and I cannot tell a noticeable difference. I still have a slight tapping after the vehicle has sat overnight. Again, I only hear mine if I turn off the blower fan and radio and listen for it (again, it is a slight clank, clank, clank for a minute or so) Are you using Mobil coventinial oil, blended synthetic, or full synthetic? Thanks for the input.

    -gmfan
  • I have a 2004 Envoy XL, and am having problems with the rear A/C. I had taken my Envoy in for the GMC dealership to look at this problem. See article # 15825. I took it in during the winter. Now since it is spring/summer I am having the same problem. Now the rear A/C blower has come on by itself and keeps running until I do 1 of 2 things, 1. Turn on the rear A/C or 2. Shut off my Envoy. The bad thing is now it blows really hot air; unless I turn on the A/C then it blows cold air. I can't see always running my A/C to prevent this, especially with high gas prices. So has anyone else experienced this problem? If so what is the fix. I have another appointment to take my Envoy in on Tuesday and would love some fire power. Thanks for all your help.

    Cary :confuse:
  • gmfangmfan Posts: 188
    The idle should be in the 700-800 RPM range. What is your voltage reading...top right instrument with battery icon? Is it stable or does it flunctuate? I had a battery leak a year ago and it wreaked havoc on the computer causing hard transmisson shift and my voltage and idle was off.

    -gmfan
  • bigsexybigsexy Posts: 5
    it is a little fluctual. thanks for the imput. i will look into this solution. appreciate the feedback..
  • bigsexybigsexy Posts: 5
    Did you rectify the problem and how??? Please if you could let me know. Thanks
  • bigsexybigsexy Posts: 5
    I put in 61/2 mb quartz in my envoy. You have to modify the speaker holder to place them into the holder. There was a lot of custom work put into it but it is totaly woth it. If your gonna put speakers in buy quartz they are much better then infinity. I used to have the kappas and the quartz blow them away. any questions feel free to ask.
  • twinrottstwinrotts Posts: 161
    I have been running full synthetic Mobil 1 for a couple of years in the 4.2 but have the piston slap. Goes away in a coupe of minutes.
    This is probably the tightest engine I've ever owned as it has never needed oil added between changes and with the synthetic I go 7K or more.
    I ususally watch the oil change reading in the DIC and allow it to reach 40% or so
  • blink3blink3 Posts: 74
    Anyone with one of these out there? Looks sweet, with the 5.3 in the standard (short) Envoy, it should scoot pretty good, and it gets 20mpg hwy. That is only one less than the 4.2. I have an '02 Envoy now and I put about 1000 miles on it a week. Very satisfied with it, but wish it had a 5 speed trans to keep peak power more available. Would love to hear some feedback from Envoy Denali owners out there.
  • ross1962ross1962 Posts: 229
    What I'd like to see is a short wheelbase TB with the 5.3. I really have no complaints with the silky smooth I-6, but ..... there's noting like a V-8!
  • 01_hoe01_hoe Posts: 273
    You will get your wish with the '06 TB. Will have a 5.3L available in SWB in all trim levels. You could just go all the way with the TB SS and the LS2 engine :shades:
  • 01_hoe01_hoe Posts: 273
    Not an owner (yet) but have driven some of them. The 5.3L is very noticable, as it moves out much better than the 4.2L even as tight as the new engine is at first. They are a nice ride. :D
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