9th Feb 2006, 10:25
I'll be getting my truck back from the mechanic today, problem: Fan Clutch. I had no warning leading up to the failing fan clutch. I can say when it goes, causes car to lose the ability to accelerate. Same issues, extended warranty ran out at 75K and fan went at 79K. Check engine light came on. Took it to dealer to have it fixed: estimate $821 and they weren't sure what was wrong only guessing, a second estimate and replaced fan clutch, car is running like new for $482. Mechanic called GM regarding part, their response: we are aware there is a problem, however at this time we are not issuing a recall. Nice GM!
27th Feb 2006, 09:56
Me too... 2002 trailblazer... 62,0000 miles... clutch fan problem I have noticed since I bought it finally won't go away... loud like a jet engine and no RPMs above 2000... $600 to make it go away... that's crazy... should be a recall.
8th Mar 2006, 13:42
I have an 02 Trailblazer with 82000 miles. I've been getting the roaring sound for the last 20,000 miles and the transmission felt like it was slipping. Lasted for couple of blocks. Saturday when pulling off the interstate I notice the problem and it hasn't gone away. Now I'm told the transmission is bad and that the error code for the fan clutch is present. Seems like way too many people are having problems.
22nd Mar 2006, 11:20
My 2002 Envoy's service engine light just went on (for the first time). Have about 40k miles on it. If its the fan clutch, this will be the second or third one replaced. I've lost count. The last time at the dealer I had a pulley noise that wouldn't go away. Dealer replaced the idler pulley. The noise came back the next day. Then he replaced the a/c compressor. During the road test the new compressor apparently blew the alternator... so that was replaced. Envoy sounds fine. Thank god we got the ext. serv. contract! What next?
22nd Mar 2006, 20:58
I have a 2002 Trailblazer at 40,000 miles the Fan clutch went bad had it replaced to the tune of nearly 900 dollars. Iam at 63,000 miles and it has the same problem. Love the truck, but VERY disappointed in Chevy for not calling a recall.
31st Mar 2006, 00:20
I have a 2002 Trailblazer with 44,000 miles and the fan clutch has quit working. The vehicle is less than five years old, but the warranty ran out. Dealership would not make any attempts to help with this problem except to charge $582.00 to fix it. I advised the dealership that my next vehicle will be Japanese. They have better service and product support!
14th Apr 2006, 17:03
Some glad I found this post. I am about to buy a 2002 EXT LT loaded with leather dvd etc. I will have to make sure it has already been replaced.
16th Apr 2006, 23:58
Same problem here.driving down the street and all a sudden sounded like a jet engine in the front of the hood kicked on, so I'm replacing the fan clutch tomorrow. I hope its not any harder to replace than my old 95 blazer "that was easy". I bought my 2002 trailblazer "as is", so no warranty for me, but it seems to me you get nowhere with the dealerships so ill do it myself... wish me luck.
17th Apr 2006, 18:49
2002 Trailblazer, fan clutch went out at 42000 miles. Researched the price of a new one and found it at about $575, Seems that Chevy redesigned in 2002 to put the $20.00 switch into the clutch assembly to keep the replacement price up. I have been a GM Man since I was 16 years old for 32 years. I will trade this in for a Toyota. This will be my last GM ever.
18th Apr 2006, 21:57
My wife's 2002 Trailblazer just developed the fan problem we all seem to have the part is $344 at the dealer, GM should definitely recall this part, this is my last GM product...
25th Apr 2006, 15:22
I have had nothing but problems with my 2002 Trail Blazer. It sounds as if I have a jet engine under my hood. It runs as if I have a mouse chasing a piece of cheese. It will cost me $450.00 in the end. Fan clutch!!!
18th May 2006, 17:30
I also had a problem with 03 Envoy SLT fan clutch. Researched on Internet and saw that this was a fairly common problem. I spoke with my dealership and they said that they have repaired a few, but they did not know of any recall. They said that the repair would be approximately $600. I then called GMC and told them of my concerns with the vehicle only having 40,000 miles on it. They set up a claim and told me to go to the dealer and have the problem diagnosed by them and that I would be responsible for the diagnosis fee ($89). I had the dealer affirm the problem and GMC agreed to split the cost of the repair, which I feel was fair. Total cost with diagnosis was around $280. Other than this problem, this vehicle has been very dependable so far and I still love it. The dealer told me to retain my receipt in case there was a future recall.
25th Jun 2006, 06:29
This fan clutch is killing me! I have a 02 Trailblazer LTZ - lear jet!! This by all means should be a recall.
When I do get it fixed, I will trade it in that day and buy a Toyota 4 runner. So much for american cars and their service.
28th Jun 2006, 17:27
I have had the same problem with my 2002 Trailblazer that I bought used in 2004. It had 30,000+ miles on it at that time. Sometime within the last year, it started making the same noise described in other posts as a "jet engine". It also would not accelerate like it should. This seemed to me to happen early in the morning and also on hotter days. I described it to my husband and he noticed it too, but it was occasional at that time. This week, it got really bad and did it the entire time on my 31 mile drive to work. Then when driving home the service engine light came on. He took it to Auto Zone for free diagnostic which came back as PO495, guy there said it was fan clutch. We ordered the part today $217.99 w/tax. We have the Chilton Repair manual and my husband will be fixing it himself barring any unforeseen problems. Definitely should be a recall. BTW, it has just over 80,000 miles on it currently.
20th Jul 2006, 11:34
Same Fan issue as everyone here has described. Dealership confirms my 2002 Trailblazer with 39,000 miles has Fan Clutch issue and will cost $586.00 plus tax to repair. Anyone have Rick Wagoner's email address? I will buy a Japanese car next.
21st Jul 2006, 06:40
Similar problem as the previous posts. I have a 2002 Trailblazer with 42,000 miles. I've had very few problems with the vehicle; except recently (1) the A/C has started intermittently cycling and (2) the engine (when cold) has started to sound like an airplane. The dealer replaced the A/C Low Pressure Cycling Switch (for #1) and the Cooling Fan Clutch (for #2). Everything seems to be OK now. Looks like I didn’t waste my money buying that GMPP after all.