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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #25 on: 12/22/09 06:05 PM »

well- at 430 I still hadn't heard back- so I called them... "oh, ya, we just have to program the computer- you'll have it tomorrow definitely."

I laughed at him- and before I could get out the wise-a$$ thought he cut me off- "ya- I know, you'd be a rich man had you a dollar every time I told you that."

I know I should be patient- but hell if I don't get sad every time I see one! I feel so, let's say... "inadequate" in this f150, like I should be wearing panties or something-

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Hey beergut just take out your frustration out on the Ferd 150 loaner they gave you

You have no idea! I live on a 2 mile long new england dirt road that hasn't been graded in over 5 months- more then 10 mph and you're loosing hardware- lets just say it takes me 2 minutes to get home, you do the math...... :4: :4:
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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #26 on: 12/23/09 04:29 PM »

Yaaaay! Got my Avalanche back today!   :A:  Time to begin the love affair!
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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #27 on: 12/23/09 04:34 PM »

Yaaaay! Got my Avalanche back today!   :A:  Time to begin the love affair!
Let us know if it solved the problem after yoou use it for a while.
And remember when you go down that dirt drive tonight to take it easy you are not driving the Ferd F150  anymore  :laugh:
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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #28 on: 12/24/09 12:03 PM »

Hey beergut just take out your frustration out on the Ferd 150 loaner they gave you  :laugh:

Didn't he already do that??  He backed into a lamp post.

Just a thought for future use...

It has been my experience that dealerships work on your car faster if you stay and wait for it.
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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #29 on: 12/24/09 01:03 PM »

So they replaced the transmission to find out the ECM was bad? Wow that is something.
I hope it not cost you a dime other than the wait.

Brian
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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #30 on: 01/03/10 04:27 PM »

Just be glad your not paying for all these repairing experiments !
Just imagine what this bill would be ?
Let us know how you make out ?
Bobby.   :D
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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #31 on: 03/08/10 05:21 PM »

 :welcome: From me!

Glad you got your Avy back.  Now that you have had it for a while how do you love her?  I am on Avy #3 and this one is going to stay for a long time.  The first one lasted 2 weeks while the dealer was trying to finance me and after they did it was not on my terms so I gave it back.  The second one I got in over my head and when I left the Navy I could not afford it and I had to give the truck back to the bank.  That one I had for almost 2 years and when I would see one driving down the road I would long for my truck back (It for worse if it was a Bermuda Blue with cladding).  Now I have the truck that is described in my signature and she is here to stay.

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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #32 on: 03/09/10 09:45 AM »

Well- let's see...

Since I've last posted, The high speed vibe is still there (I'm thinking rear-end since the tranny & u-joints have been replaced) I have no heat unless it's running over 2000 rpm, the speedo cluster says I'm doing 120 mph when I'm only doing 65mph, takes me forever to gas up because it keeps "popping" the pump off no matter what pump or position I hold the nozzle and the passenger side temp control has a mind of its own, blows what ever temp it wants to... so I guess I'm hanging in there.
I like the truck, but I just can't seem to catch up with the ongoing issues...
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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #33 on: 03/10/10 09:18 PM »

Well- let's see...

 I have no heat unless it's running over 2000 rpm,

Sounds like it could be the water pump is going or the thermostat is stuck open.  Both things will cause this same issue.

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the speedo cluster says I'm doing 120 mph when I'm only doing 65mph,

This is an issue that GM and others have had from buying stepper motors from cheap suppliers.  I just went through this and the fix is not too bad.  Check your local yellow pages for a speedometer calibration shop they should be able to rebuild your cluster for you.  If you have GM do it for you you will be set back about $500, if you buy one from E-bay you will be set back about $400 ($200 core / $200 cluster) They can program it for you but you have to "guess" what your mileage will be during shipping time or not drive your truck after you place your order.  I had my local speedo shop rebuild mine for less than $200 and no programming needed since it was my cluster.  Also they replaced all the stepper motors so my fuel gauge no longer read whatever it wanted to. (full on empty and half on full was common).

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takes me forever to gas up because it keeps "popping" the pump off no matter what pump or position I hold the nozzle

My 06 did this to me all the time and I could never figure out why.  It was the only cladded truck I had maybe that is the reason.  The best thing I found was put it on auto, first click (slow fill) and have it turned about 4 or 5 O'clock.  It was not perfect but it worked most of the time.

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passenger side temp control has a mind of its own, blows what ever temp it wants to... so I guess I'm hanging in there.

2 things will cause this, the heater controls on the dash, or the body control module.  Neither are cheap to replace so make sure you get the right one diagnosed.  If you have had your BCM flashed and new software uploaded to it and they put the digital dual climate control data in where the manual controls should be or visa-versa you will have issues.  The BCM does not always know what it is fitted with.  Also if the BCM has corrosion on the board it can cause these same issues as well.  If it is the heater controls then it is a simple matter of replacing the module.  There are 3 different ones for the truck, deluxe which is the fully digital one, standard which has the 2 dials and 2 sliders, then the basic which has 3 dials no dual zone.  I dont know if you can upgrade to the deluxe if you have standard, I do know that the BCM needs the proper load to make that work but I dont know if the wiring is compatible so stick with what you have.  Wrecking yards are great places to get a new module, you can pull them out of Silverados/Sierras , Tahoes and Yukons, and of course other Avalanches.  The Cadillac module is different and is not compatible.


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I like the truck, but I just can't seem to catch up with the ongoing issues...

Tis the problem buying a used truck but it should be resolved soon.  I would take an avy with issues over most things on the road today.  Good luck and I hope I could provide some insight to your problems.

Massey

P.S. Have you had your driveline ballanced?  A bent driveline will cause vibrations too, and this is really tough to figure out since it is not a common issue.  Just a thought.
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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #34 on: 02/18/14 05:27 PM »

if its just difficult to fill with fuel that's typical but if its nearly impossible to fill see here...
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,128100.msg1964403.html#msg1964403
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Re: New Avalanche owner- you guys are scaring me!
« Reply #35 on: 07/13/15 10:54 PM »

I know this is Old news and an old thread but I have read all of beerguts posts about his Avy and the thread wherein he gives up on it calling it a piece of poop is locked, can't post this there.

I want to point out that in this, his introduction thread he states that he paid $14k for it and it had 87,000 miles. In his POS thread he stated that when he purchased it, it had 66,000 miles on it ...


So I just wonder what the Real Whole story was with the Avy he bought was ???

14 grand for a 5 year old Avy was dirt cheap then. Christ I just paid $12k for mine in 2015 and 1000,000 miles on it.


I was surprised that no one caught this misinformation he was posting ... in any event someone who owned the truck before he purchased it did not take care of it and this is one of many reasons why you don't buy a vehicle from a little corner lot like he stated he did.

That deal was too good to be true no matter what the mileage was.
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