30th May 2007, 08:57
Add another 2002 Trailblazer to the list...64,000 miles and my truck now sounds like an 18-wheeler...dealer wants in the neighborhood of $900.
31st May 2007, 07:52
2002 Trailblazer with 51,000 miles had the fan clutch go. $740 later it is fixed. Mechanic said it would have been double at dealer. Nice to know I am not the only one. Besides this issue it has been a great vehicle.
5th Jun 2007, 11:00
Another '03 Trailblazer to the fan clutch list... 64k miles and sounds like a diesel truck. I come from a GM family and this will absolutely be the last one I ever own. My lease is up in October and I will be buying my first foreign car.
8th Jun 2007, 17:00
Add yet another TB to the list, was getting on I-95 when it happened! pretty scary, hit the gas to merge in and thought I blew the transmission! the guy behind me wasn't too happy either. He let me know with some unfriendly gestures. I got back off the highway and checked the tranny fluid only to find that it was fine, but noticed the fan pushing a lot of air. Luckily my brother works for a GM dealer, I called him to get A price and how long to get one. He said they stocked them cause they go all the time! his price $170 plus tax and a warning not to damage the water pump when trying to unscrew the clutch assembly. Only 59K on the truck and no other major problems. keep hoping for that recall!!!
8th Jun 2007, 18:41
Add me to the list, I bought my 02 LTZ used with 84k miles. I love the truck and so does my wife. We have had a few issues with errant codes, but a few days ago the fan locked in and started making that notorious jet sound and the service code. I'm a mechanic by trade and just figured I would be out the 40 to 60 bucks for a new fan clutch until I found out it was electronic.
I found a new one at checker auto parts for 165.99 and they had to order the part. The part took a day to come in but compared to the cost of the $380 unit the dealer wanted well worth the wait.
I did it myself the only 2 problems I had was getting the nut off of the water pump shaft. I used an air hammer to loosen, the other was the clearance to the top neck of the radiator that took a little bit of a pry to clear. Other than that I had it completed in about an hour using air tools. I filled the system with new coolant and started up the engine, cleared the code and the fan is operating as it should.
12th Jun 2007, 16:56
OMG...I can't believe I didn't read this before I bought my new 2002 GMC Envoy SLT. It's such a NICE car, but I've only had it for less than 3 months and the fan decided to stay on forever!!! I knew I should of stuck to a Japanese car. My dad has a 91 Toyota 4runner that he had for 10 years and it sounds better than mine. The dealership don't even know what the problem was... they told me it was the fan clutch harness for like about $40 for the part and $400 to install. I bought the part myself and had my uncle (who was a mechanic) replace it for $60 and the car still sound the same. My uncle told me it was the fan clutch. So in other words, the dealership charged me $80 for a false diagnostic. I called them back about a day later, they told me "maybe" it is the fan clutch and told me to go back for another checkup "which" I would have to pay again. So in other words IMPORTS RULE!!! Don't trust GM Motors. Honda, Toyota, Nissan and any other "Japanese" cars are more reliable. I'm going back to imports. my first and LAST DOMESTIC!!! Never, I mean NEVER listen to your wife when she tells you she wants a Envoy. Tell her NO!!!! WE are getting a NISSAN!!!! thank you
14th Jun 2007, 22:44
Went to the dealer today with fan clutch problem. I was told that they really haven't seen this problem before. While my TrailBlazer was under an extended warranty, we told them twice there was a problem with the fan clutch; they just said that was normal. I will buy after market and dump this thing.
While at dealership today, a woman came in asking to have diagnostic run on her 2006 Cadillac Sports Car, you know the $85000 one. She was involved in an accident because her brakes failed. She had the accident damage repaired at a shop her insurance company recommended. The dealer refused, saying the car was no longer under warranty because it had been in an accident. She said she wanted to talk to Cadillac, so they gave her the number. She then ask to use their phone, they refused to let her use the phone, she was in tears by then. They then told her to take it some place else, unbelievable. My wife's father is a retired GM dealer, and he even said GM does not care about the customers anymore.
16th Jun 2007, 10:48
Same problem. 02 Trailblazer fan clutch want out about a year ago. The cheapest price to fix it is about 500.00. Also, the rear windshield wiper leaks washer fluid. Any suggestions.
18th Jun 2007, 11:19
6/18/07 Add another one to the list. 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer with only 53,000 miles jet engine! Needs to have fan clutch replaced. I am very disappointed that no one has pursued this issue. Definitely should be a recall. Any one have information on lawsuit or one started I AM IN!
23rd Jun 2007, 14:12
23rd Jun 2007, 15:05.
Welllll, here is yet ANOTHER Fan Clutch Assembly problem! We purchased a used 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada last summer, actually it was the ONLY car the dealership offered us to purchase! :( Love the car, but it has started to "not start" a couple of months ago, then yesterday, was the fan problem. OMG....this is ridiculous! I have been complaining to my husband about this for a couple of months now. It's been doing it intermittently, now it's constant! Funny, I, too, own a Lear Jet! :( And as everyone else has written, it's only a mere $671.50 to fix this problem! How many Fan Clutch Assembly's need to go bad to have GM make this a recall problem! Unbelievable! Wish I didn't like this car so much. But do agree with other's, the next and probably rest of our cars, will be foreign and NOT domestic!
24th Jun 2007, 15:15
Fan Clutch failed, had dealer update PCM module $75.00. Then ordered new fan clutch on-line from Ebay $149 including shipping. Did not have clutch tool, but was able to make one from a piece of scrap steel and 2 1/4 bolts. Total Repair cost $225. But I am somewhat experienced and was able to fab my own tool. Not a hard job, total time to complete 90 minutes. Updating PCM not absolutely necessary so could have done for $149. Poor design of the fan unit I believe is the cause of failures GM choose to use this unit so should be responsible, but...