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Chevrolet Avalanche repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (5%)

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Chevrolet Avalanche suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (5%)

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

12400 mi Steering gear replaced 
24180 mi Power steering hose was leaking due to extreme cold temperatures. Replaced hose. 
25420 mi Ball joint and left rear shock replaced. 

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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

10000 mi new vibration and low noise coming from right front, only after driving on the freeway for a while. Was told that the tech didn't hear anything that needed looked at. 
35000 mi knocking noise in right front wheel when turning. shop unable to duplicate. 

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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

44640 mi

C $100
steering linkage failed 
48000 mi Left front wheel bearing replaced 

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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

130000 mi

US $25
Autoride suspension air pump replaced. 
182300 mi

US $2400
replaced all suspension parts. tie rod ends, shocks, wheel bearings 
117300 mi

US $1300
Rear load leveling sensor and air pump had to be replaced 
134000 mi

US $130
Steering linkage to sway bar needed replacement. 

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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

25000 mi

US $240
Leak in the rack in pinion steering. GM covered even though the warranty was past 36 months because of low miles. 
64000 mi

US $1000
Worn upper and lower ball joints 
107000 mi Left front hub started making noise...it heated up and warped my recently installed disc brake (it's replacement covered by mechanic) and new hub was $900 (dealer wanted $2K). 
74000 mi

US $1100
Steering rack bushing was worn. Bushing is not serviceable, therefore entire rack had to be replaced. 
41000 mi

US $350
Air suspension sensor and compressor failed during normal operation. Necessary components were ordered and will be installed once they arrive at the dealership. 
42000 mi Parts for Air Ride Suspension were delivered to dealer and installed on truck for previous problem. 
94000 mi

US $575
Replaced both front sway bars as they were damaged 
100000 mi

US $1200
LTZ model. Rear compressor failed on self leveling system 

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Engine not specified

90520 mi Replaced all 4 shocks 

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

57000 mi

US $120
replaced both front shocks, right front was leaking oil - replaced left front at same time 

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

78000 mi

US $680
Making popping noise when reversing and making sharp turns. The installed washer on the cross member. Also got transmission fluid replaced. 

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

33300 mi

US $600
Noise coming from left front over bumps, tie rod end replaced.  
41000 mi

US $800
Tie rod end rusted, other suspension problems as a result of the vehicle sitting outside too long without being driven 
44000 mi Wheel bearing worn/rusted. Was covered by after-market warranty. 
59000 mi

US $1100
went fo an inspection: needed: breaks, rotors, rear dust shield, ball joints lower, driveshaft u joint, swaybar links, parking brake cable 
147560 mi

C $600
left front wheel bearing and hub 
135000 mi

US $1300
Wheel Bearings, Brakes, Rotors 
170700 mi

US $300
Replace drivers side front wheel bearing 
110000 mi

US $480
Left Front Hub Bearing replaced 
135000 mi

US $758
Shocks where rusted through and needed to be replaced 
96300 mi

US $875
3) Repair steering intermediate shaft 

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

88000 mi

US $775
Replaced front wheel bearings and front and rear brake pads 
80000 mi

US $220
Replaced front shocks 

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

96000 mi

US $140
New front shocks. 
88000 mi Replace all shocks with better than mfg. Some of the original shocks had failed. 
60000 mi

US $570
One lower balljoint had a split seal, requiring replacement. The other lower balljoint also had enough wear to make replacement desireable (though not strictly necessary), so it was also replaced. 
73000 mi

US $280
Noisy left bushings, broken upper-left ball joint seal. 

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

113000 mi

US $348
Problem described to shop,loud frontend noise and wear on toe front passenger side tire. Cause,bad front passenger side wheel-bearing. Problem fixed with non-dealer part.The Driver side front wheel bearing was replaced at 5k under warranty. 

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

153140 mi

C $201
Front wheel bearing 
116000 mi

US $350
replaced shocks. old shocks were completely worn out... no resistance left in them at all 
152520 mi Steering column 
124000 mi

US $315
Bearing and Seal replaced on front driver-side wheel. 
118000 mi

US $430
tie rods replaced rt side 
296000 mi

US $450
New shocks/struts 

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Chevrolet Avalanche Suspension Problems

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