27th Apr 2007, 15:14
My wife called me the other day and said her truck would not go. So, I went to check it out and found the transmission fluid was almost a quart low. No leaks anywhere? Told her she probably burned up the transmission. One month later she called me again saying it was making an awful noise and would not go again. I drove it and told her I thought it was the fan. So, this was my next step. I'm not surprised that everyone else is having so many problems. That's the reason I drive a TOYOTA...hahahahaha!!!
3rd May 2007, 06:51
2003 Trailblazer LT.
Service 4 wheel drive light. At the dealers 8 times before corrected.
Replaced transmission. $3000
Replaced fan clutch. Parts only, my labor $392
Rear window wiper doesn't operate any more.
A/C condensate drain leaks into passengers side. Three times to the dealer and never repaired, only slowed down.
Drivers side headlight replaced.
Drivers side passenger tailight replaced.
I believe in American made products, but, I am slowing turning to foriegn competition.
5th May 2007, 12:02
Add another 2002 TB fan clutch to the list.
The service engine light is on and read high fan speed at the shop. I'm going to have a little fun with this...
8th May 2007, 05:35
Well my 02 TB LTZ just became a 747 three days ago. At first I was unsure exactly what the problem could be, as I have had no problems with it to date. After reading this site, I was convinced as to what it could be, and my assumptions were confirmed yesterday afternoon. Luckily I know someone who will do the labor for only $50, however, the fan clutch cost me $279. I am out $330 for a small part. I highly doubt GM will ever issue a recall on this as American auto designs have drastically gone down hill in the last ten years. Buy foreign, buy quality.
8th May 2007, 09:17
Add another 2002 Trailblazer to the list. Heads all turn and look expecting to see a semi roaring through their neighborhood. The service engine soon light came on, but I drove it around long enough for it to go back off again!
Also, right and left brake lights not working - put new bulbs in - oddly, they worked for about 15 minutes.
Right front speaker goes in and out - mostly out.
A/C and Heat slowly dying - right now can only get either on Setting 3.
Hmmm...I wonder why GM finally lost the lead to Honda? If they don't take care of this whole clutch fan issue I'll be going there as well.
8th May 2007, 14:41
2003 LTZ 51,088 miles the Jet Engine noise started after I was towing a small trailer from Gulfport to New Orleans.
I took it to Banner Chevy in New Orleans East and they said it was the Fan Clutch $370 for the part and $300 for the labor. He said he would only charge me for the labor. They had it fixed in 3 hours.
But GM should recall this part.
10th May 2007, 16:53
"No Friendly neighbor, it wasn't the Air National Guard practicing this time. It was my 2002 pewter trailblazer." This is amazing. 2 months after having to replace the fuel pump for $800. Good luck ya'll.
19th May 2007, 21:57
May 19 2007.
03 Trailblazer 75k Fan-clutch just went today didn't know what it was. First thought transmission was slipping, thinking that I was hearing the sound of the engine. Then after inspection found fan clutch semi locked up. Bought one for 189.00 and going to do the work myself. Sure didn't know everybody was having trouble until today. but if GM doesn't do something about this, it's not only going to cost us,it's going to cost them.
21st May 2007, 10:57
WOW was I shocked at all the others having the same problem as me with a fan clutch. I have an 02 TB that used to only rev fast occasionally, but its all the time now. Price for part only ranges from $169 online to $373 at the dealer. Junk yards are no help at all since any they had were quickly taken due to the huge demand. I called my dealer to check for recall and they have no knowledge of one. I for one will save my receipts and attempt to install it myself. This is ridiculous. With what I read here today I won't chance it with a used one. Other than that I love my TB for ride and comfort, but they are surely pushing me towards a foreign make. I will watch this site for news of a recall or class action. Thanks all who wrote.
22nd May 2007, 10:18
Add another Trailblazer to the list. Mine is an '04 LT model with 39,000 miles. Fan Clutch and Water Pump Pulley replaced. As well as power steering lines that were leaking. A total of $2500 bill at the dealership-- under extended United Auto extended warranty (thank god!) so I paid only a $50 deductible. Love the car but have had NOTHING but problems with it since I purchased it used 6 months ago.
Class action lawsuit, anyone?
22nd May 2007, 20:55
2005 Trailblazer... same problems as the other 129 folks above. What do we do everyone???
23rd May 2007, 16:17
Same problem as everyone else. I just took my 02 trailblazer in to check out the loud coolant fan noise. They said it needs to be replaced and that they had another person come in with the same problem. 400 for the part and 290 for the labor. GM needs to recall this part.
24th May 2007, 13:29
Add yet another '05 Trailblazer to the mix. I too have had this issue with the car sounding like a semi. Used to be more random and less often and check engine light would come on and go off before I could even get to the dealership. Now it's been on for over a week and the noise happens at least twice a day now. It's getting worse and I'm about to call the dealership to see what they'll do for me since it's got 58,000 miles on it and not under warranty anymore. I took it in for this problem twice before (under warranty) and they told me it was nothing.
25th May 2007, 21:12
Add a 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada with almost 93000 miles to the list for a fan clutch. I have also had the AWD sensor and assembly replaced, not once, but twice at a price of $900 and $1500. The $1500 version was the first time and it included a power steering pump. Now the fan clutch and the part price alone is $372.
28th May 2007, 08:28
I have a 2001 Trailblazer and after reading all the comments about the fan clutch, thought I would leave one too. After 2 years of having the vehicle (bought it in 2002), the fan clutch went out. Took it to the Chevy dealer, they wanted almost $900 to fix it. Thankfully, had a friend who was able to buy the part at cost and put it in. The truck was only 3 years old when that part went out... and no, the extended warranty did NOT cover it... said it wasn't part of the cooling system.
29th May 2007, 10:35
Same problem. Jet noise and no power on acceleration. 2000 Chevy Blazer. It started at 45,000 miles. Perservered with annoyance until now but mechanic said it was responsible for the a/c compressor going bad.
I did get a mechanic's quote here in Houston for $300. Will schedule in for tomorrow.
My wife and I went out car shopping yesterday. Guess where we didn't' go.