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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (2%)

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (71%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

Engine not specified

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

124000 mi

US $120
replaced thermostat 

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV, ext.

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Saskatchewan, Canada
Apr 2011 - May 2013
May 2011

52680 mi

C $750
Cracked manifold 
Apr 2012

62000 mi
Thumping sound coming from left rear when front heat control on Defrost - back AC actuator in rear of vehicle. Update: later went away on its own. 
Mar 2013

68820 mi

C $150
Serpentine belt replaced - normal wear 

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Louisiana, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Dec 2011

76000 mi

US $762
water pump replacement Transmission sensor went out. 2 other parts were changed at the same time b/c it was suggested. 
Aug 2012

81300 mi

US $190
fan clutch needed to be replaced 

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011
Jun 2011

108000 mi

US $680
Replace Air Injection Check Valve and New Air Pump 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
Dec 2012

77000 mi

US $900
Idler pulley was loose, water pump was beginning to fail and leak. Both also added a high pitched whine proportional to RPM. P0128 - engine too cold. Issue was a stuck thermostat. Thermostat was replaced and engine temperature now approaches 210C as expected. 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2015
Oct 2012

76000 mi

US $300
Sway bars replaced front and back. 
Oct 2013

83000 mi

US $675
Replaced shocks and struts 
Feb 2014

84000 mi

US $450
Sway bar links and bushings were worn. One side was under warranty, but the other was not. 
Aug 2014

90700 mi

US $950
Replacement of both tie rods also included an alignment Replaced left front half axle. 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Virginia, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2015
Oct 2012

76000 mi

US $153
Coolant Temp Below Threshold. Repair poor connection at Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor. Note: bill is this much b/c I had other work done. Oil change with synthetic blend, tire rotation. 
Sep 2013

86000 mi

US $250
Replace rear pads 
Jan 2014

89000 mi

US $300
Replace Blower Motor Resistor. After market and factory part the same. Mechanic has to solder wires together, GM recommendation, cannot "plug in." 
Jun 2014

95000 mi

US $400
New Front Rotors and Pads 
Jul 2014

95500 mi
Fuel Sensor stopped working. Service Bulletin from GM was available. Took to nearby GM dealership and replaced fuel sensor inside tank for free. Had to remove tank, some connecting parts were corroded but dealer replaced these for free to 
Dec 2014

99000 mi

US $700
Both Wheel bearing assemblies replaced, has ABS sensor attached. Replace Secondary Air Injection Pump. Replacement was faulty, replaced-under warranty. The new pump caused engine light to come back on, mechanic cleaned and lubricated pump, seems to work fine now... 
Nov 2015

107000 mi

US $955
Power Steering both lines leaking. Replace pressure and return lines. And outlet hose. And BG flush kit. Parts-$595. Labor-$360. 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Oregon, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2014
Mar 2011

80500 mi

US $325
Repair broken wire in ignition that control wipers 
Feb 2012

85000 mi

US $250
Needed new themostat and sensor because it was throwing code P0128 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

74000 mi
Radio Stopped Working 
Chevrolet TrailBlazer in Colorado, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

145000 mi

US $400
A check engine light was diagnosed with low water temperature, the thermostat fixed the problem. Play in the water pump, (a bearing?) was causing a troubling sound, so it was replaced. 

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2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Repair Histories

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