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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (29%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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

Other (5%)

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (38%)

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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.

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Avalanche in Colorado, United States
Oct 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

US $1100
Seal in tube that supplies oil to the lifters failed. Caused knocking and low oil pressure. Fairly extensive repair, but once seal was replaced oil supply improved and pressure returned to normal. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

90520 mi
Replaced all 4 shocks 

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Avalanche in Wisconsin, United States
- Apr 2009
Oct 2008

90000 mi

US $2500
Third and Fourth Gear went in the Transmission - had to be rebuilt. 
Apr 2009

100000 mi

US $200
Tailgate handle assembly locked up - had to be replaced. 

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 4dr SUT

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

Chevrolet Avalanche in Saskatchewan, Canada
Nov 2009 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

107260 mi

C $1200
Front differential seals replaced. 
Chevrolet Avalanche in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2015
Jan 2013

US $120
replaced both front shocks, right front was leaking oil - replaced left front at same time 
Sep 2014

86000 mi

US $400
Replaced 4wd selector motor encoder 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Illinois, United States
Mar 2008 - Jul 2018
Jun 2008

13000 mi
Oil leaking from engine, leaving small puddle in garage. They had to order a oil drain pan, said they had a bulletin on it to repair. The first trip to the shop, the poured die into the engine to locate the leak, so outcome of 1st trip was wait and see. 
Sep 2011

33000 mi
Airbag light was illuminated. The replaced front sensor in bumper. 
Jan 2014

39800 mi

US $100
Service 4wd light, Changed module 
Mar 2014

44000 mi

US $100
Transfers motor for 4x4 
Jun 2017

63000 mi

US $200
Vibration in steering column and horn was repaired 
Feb 2018

67000 mi

US $150
Replaced transmission, 
Jul 2018

67000 mi

US $80
Fuel system 
Chevrolet Avalanche in Michigan, United States
Jan 2011 - May 2015
Aug 2012

75300 mi

US $75
Idler or tension wheel was squealing. Replaced both because I could not tell which it was. 
Dec 2012

77000 mi

US $65
Automatic ventilation system was directing air to defrost or to feet. Air would only come out vents. Replaced left door actuator. 
Aug 2014

87100 mi

US $250
Oil pressure gauge started going all the way into the max reading and would stay at half when the engine was shut off. Replaced gauge cluster. 

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Chevrolet Avalanche in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

38000 mi
Speedometer stepper motor failure 
Aug 2012

39000 mi

US $35
Replaced two power door lock relays on fuse block 
Jul 2015

44000 mi

US $130
Replaced alternator. Increased from 105 to 145 amp while I was at it. Easy job. 
Jul 2017

48000 mi

US $350
Replaced all four shocks and front suspension bumpers 

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