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Looking for some info re: Chevy Avalanche

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by bigmooze, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Aug 31, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    bigmooze

    bigmooze [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100's all round (0" up front with stock springs), 265/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, K&N 63 Series Aircharger Kit, Flowmaster Super 44 Muffler, Delta Champion Toolbox, fog lights, back-up lights, Sirius satellite radio with PA15-TOY, Midland 1001z CB radio with 2' Firestik II antenna, Weathertech floor mats, AVS sill protectors, Marathon SuperHides Seatcovers (Universal Digital Camo), trimmed front mud flaps, Viair 20005 OBA, Warn W650D driving lights and W650F fog lights on N-Fab light bar, Hi-Lift X-treme jack with off road accessories, TracRac "TracONE" system
    My girlfriend wants to buy one, so I said I would take a look around and research anything major to look out for.

    Has anyone on here seen many big problems with a particular year Avalanche?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    FlimFlubberJAM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    The 1500 serise has weak trannies. All years up to and including 2007
     
  3. Sep 1, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    Mud

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    I had a 99 silverado with a 5.3. Good truck, good power, rode nice. 16.5 to 17 mpg on the highway with 3.73 gears. Pulled 7000 pounds quite well for a half ton. Total of parts replaced in 168k miles.....one tie rod end, front and rear brakes, drive shaft u-joints twice (got a bad one and it let go), drive shaft, and transmission tail housing (last two directly related to the cheap u joint failing).

    It did develop a issue with 4 high and four low not working right before I got rid of it (worked one night, didn't the next morning when I went to leave) but the auto 4x4 worked fine. The only other issue was a check engine light and bad miss. Fixed by having the injectors cleaned.

    I traded that truck on a 07 grand prix only because of the fuel savings (I was driving 100 miles round trip to work). Still miss that truck. Really like the taco I drive now though.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    bigmooze

    bigmooze [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100's all round (0" up front with stock springs), 265/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, K&N 63 Series Aircharger Kit, Flowmaster Super 44 Muffler, Delta Champion Toolbox, fog lights, back-up lights, Sirius satellite radio with PA15-TOY, Midland 1001z CB radio with 2' Firestik II antenna, Weathertech floor mats, AVS sill protectors, Marathon SuperHides Seatcovers (Universal Digital Camo), trimmed front mud flaps, Viair 20005 OBA, Warn W650D driving lights and W650F fog lights on N-Fab light bar, Hi-Lift X-treme jack with off road accessories, TracRac "TracONE" system
    Thanks for the replies, at least i can now watch out for the tranny issue. She won't be towing, probaby won't even use the bed... well maybe we will... but that's the truck she wants so that's that. I tried recommending the Tacoma, but she likes the Chevy. Now for some more reading...
     
  5. Sep 1, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    TroutBum

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    My buddy has one, it's a nice ride. He did mention he had to replace the front wheel bearings not long ago, and that the wheel bearings were a common repair (from his research).

    Mike
     
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