Upon inspection turned out that a part of the front axle was loose. Costs between 1500 and 3000 dollars. I'm sure I'm not the only person to report this problem. I have a 2002 Trailblazer that is currently getting it's 3rd transmission installed due to failure. I have had it rebuilt twice and it keeps going out. In 2005 a problem with power steering hoses led to the recall of more than 125,000 vehicles.
There was a white nylon bushing at the end of the shifter that holds the cable end on the selector lever. I immediately took my foot off the gas and when I regained control, the car no longer shifted correctly. The consumer was able to make a temporary repair by manually moving the transmission range selector lever to the park position and placing the linkage cable end back onto the end of the selector level. The vehicle was not repaired. While shifting the vehicle into park, the gear selector displayed drive. The consumer pulled to a stop, applied the brake and moved the shifter to park. He also observed the transmission indicator on the instrument panel indicators that the vehicle was still in drive.
While the vehicle was parked he attempted to shift gear out of park position and it shifted into a different gear. The lines have been redesigned since 2002 and instead of only having to replace the two that are bad, all four will need to be replaced. However, I went to a non Chevrolet mechanic and he had some problems. When he looked under the vehicle and checked the linkage he saw the shifter cable was no longer attached to the transmission range selector lever. This is not an isolated incident.
This followed a similar problem in 2004 that caused more than 800,000 vehicles to be recalled for dealers to fix faulty brake light components. Stability control might help tame the twitchy rear end, but it's not offered. Filled it up and put some dye in it to find the leak. After doing some research it seems that a lot of people especially those with the 02 have this same problem. The vehicle was not repaired.
I was told that it wasn't a problem and the 4wd box needed to be reset but it was nothing that would cause any problems. The failure mileage was 105,570 and the current mileage was 105,580. I took it to a repair shop and was told that my transmission lines were rusted through, thus the reason for the leak. I suppose it takes a few tragedies for someone to do something about it but I'm hoping that's not the case this time. Was replaced under my extended warranty within a day and is back to running smooth and quiet. I keep telling the dealership that there is something causes the transmission to keep going out but they don't want to listen and want to put a brand new one in.
The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where the contact was informed that the third gear was burned out. On careful inspection, the trans cooler lines are corroded in many places. They are complicated and when they go bad, they become intermittent at night and also cause the dash lights to become intermittent while in use. I purchased it in 08. When he looked under the vehicle and checked the linkage he saw the shifter cable was no longer attached to the transmission range selector lever. Everything from the fuel pump to every sensor that you can think of. The manufacturer was not contacted.
Among these is the fact that the TrailBlazer received minimal updates from Chevy during the course of its production, leading its design to seem outdated. The 4 wheel drive is defective. Today while driving to work I was almost in a wreck because the truck jumped from 2wd to 4wd by itself and my truck started jerking and slowed down on the highway. Another group of problems with the Chevy TrailBlazer involve general shortcomings as cited by drivers and automotive critics. I've read that this happened to numerous people, and it has something to do with the sunshell part of the transmission. The first one was replaced in 2005 at 48,000 miles. This was the first repair on the truck in the 5 years that I have owned it.
The TrailBlazer has also been the subject of several recalls that dealt specifically with the vehicle's safety equipment. The TrailBlazer has been involved in numerous recalls from General Motors to address known issues. Previous owner had fixed it with zip-ties. Shop discovered loose connection to passenger-side front half axle at transfer case. Manual selection on shifter still worked to upshift and downshift. However, shorty after that it st arts and runs fine.
I believe that there is a electrical issue somewhere in my vehicle. The failure mileage was 75,100. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised him that the gear shift needed to be repaired. Transmission problem 2002 Chevy Trailblazer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic hello, I have a 2002 Chevy trailblazer, maintained well. On December 21, 2007 I had the transfer switch replaced because the 4wd would randomly switch from 2wd to 4lo or awd. Vehicle makes a loud popping sound then shakes violently and reverse, 2 and 3 go out with out warning. The consumer pulled to a stop, applied the brake and moved the shifter to park.
When he removed his foot from the brake, the vehicle lurched forward. This started about two months ago and is gradually getting worse. Transmission needs to be replaced. The failure had been on-going for the last year. Was wondering why on cold mornings I had to rev a bit to get it moving.