About Chevrolet Avalanche
Blending the comfort and passenger capacity of an SUV with the cargo capacity of a long-bed pickup truck, Chevrolet Avalanche was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division from September 2001 to April 2013 as a full-size pickup truck. Originally introduced to compete against the Ram 1500, Cadillac Escalade EXT and Nissan Titan, Avalanche broke with a long-standing tradition and was not available as a GMC but only as a Chevrolet. Due to declining sales, the production of Chevrolet Avalanche was eventually ended after the 2013 model year after being manufactured through two generations though it was nominated for the North American SUV of the Year award and was Motor Trend Magazine's SUV of the Year.
The first-generation Chevrolet Avalanche was produced from September 2001 to March 2006 based on the GMT800 platform sharing with Chevy Suburban and Cadillac Escalade EXT. Available with Z71 Off-Road and Z66 On-Road packages, Chevrolet Avalanche was powered by 5.3 L V8 rated 290 hp for the half-ton 1500 series and 8.1 L V8 producing 340 hp for the three-quarter-ton 2500 series. And engines sent power through 4-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels or four wheels. The most recent second-generation arrived at the 2006 Chicago Auto Show in February and it came in three trim levels: base LS, midgrade LT and Plush LTZ as well as a Black Diamond Edition. All models started with a 5.3 L V8 rated at 320 horsepower and 340 pound-feet of torque and a 6.0 L V8 with 366 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque was optional. Power was sent through 4-speed or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Avalanche Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting exceptional versatility, comfortable and smooth riding, robust acceleration and impressive towing capacity, Chevy Avalanche truly is a smart choice for buyers. But as accumulation of mileage, auto parts in Avalanche could not withstand natural beat and these common problems will arise:
First, engine failure is what Chevrolet Avalanche drivers feel trickiest to deal with as once it appears, it often means the vehicle borders on breaking down. The advice for you is to diagnose and solve it as early as possible before it causes the vehicle impotent. Therefore, if you could hear ticking or clanking noises from the front of the vehicle, feel the engine vibrating excessively, and smell a burning oil odor, see leaking oil, you should be alert as next things will be engine running roughly, misfiring, stalling or even suffering from starting issues, and once the cooling system also fails, then all only gets worse. Besides the Avalanche rocker arm, fuel pump, spark plug, engine mount and valve cover gasket, please inspect the cooling hose and intake manifold thoroughly as well.
Second, other horrible issues on Chevrolet Avalanche could be suspension and transmission failures. These two issues are very common on any vehicle and they even have similar symptoms. In order to distinguish them perfectly, you need to know the suspension failure could also cause vibrating while driving, swerving or nose diving when braking, uneven tire wear, unintentionally steering and loose steering wheel besides clunking noises from underneath the vehicle, and the Avalanche shock absorber, rocker arm, control arm, coil spring insulator and shock and strut mount are often the culprits. As for transmission failure, apart from rattling or clunking noises, difficulty shifting gears and leaking fluids are also the consequences of Avalanche valve body and automatic transmission filter.
Routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts in your Chevrolet Avalanche plays an important role in lengthening your vehicle's lifespan. First of all, knowing what parts need routine maintenance is the key. Electrical parts are easier to wear due to high frequency of usage, thus, maintaining Avalanche power window switch, A/C switch, blower motor, window regulator, brake light switch, speedometer, instrument cluster and steering angle sensor is vital. Other parts such as seat belt, headlight, door handle, emblem, door lock, windshield wiper and wiper blade are also should be maintained on a regular basis for a safe driving.
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