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Expensive GMC Envoy repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (23%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (10%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 77 repairs.
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GMC Envoy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (15%)

$1000 - $2499 (85%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

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Chart based on 55 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

116740 mi

C $1500
The transfer case had to be replaced, and was. 

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2007 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

76639 mi

US $310
Faults related to Stabilitrak system. Dealer found and replaced steering wheel position sensor. 
200000 mi

US $2200
~Replace transfer case 
214000 mi

US $950
~Replace throttle body ~Replace camshaft position sensor 

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2006 GMC Envoy

Engine not specified

37200 mi

C $350
Air conditioner compressor bearing was worn and entire unit required replacement as I was told parts are no longer made for newer air conditioner units.  Driver and passenger side doors required alignment and tightening to reduce wind noise when driving at highway speeds. Doors adjusted and 95% of wind noise eliminated.  

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

139500 mi

US $550
Replaced inner and outer tie rod ends... replaced sway bar end links 
169000 mi

US $600
Replaced rack 
169000 mi

US $600
Transmission rebuild Replaced front struts 
181200 mi

US $2800
Replace engine Took 2 engines to find a good one 
196000 mi

US $850
Struts and shocks 
196000 mi

US $580
Pads and rotors 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

63000 mi

US $1000
suspension pump failed. this car is biggest piece of crap ever built and I will never buy a GMC or Chevy product again..its falling apart. 
98000 mi

US $4500
having lots of problems with computer now as well as many other problems in last 2yrs 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

63240 mi

C $1100
Power steering fluid leak detected. Rack & pinion steering rack assy started leaking from the driver's side end seal. Rack, $635, + R&R labour + fluid + alignment + 13% sales tax =$1108. 
68160 mi

C $3200
Forward sprag clutch failed leaving require full trans rebuild. Shifter cable also replaced. Also small upgrades added (vette servo, pinless accumulators, hd sunshell etc.). Base rebuild costs was $2500+tx. Uncommon failure for mileage. 
80840 mi

C $250
Clunk noise was identified as a worn inner and outer tie-rod. The inner was replaced under warranty due to recent steering rack replacement. Alignment required. 
86180 mi

C $350
The power steering rack (that had been replaced once and been worked on a few times already) failed (leaking). Replaced under warranty which didn't cover labour or alignment. Fuel gauge erratic, would show empty when full and start to function properly when the tank level dropped some. CEL P0463 set. These are classic symptoms of a failed level sender so it w/fuel pump was replaced. Didn't solve problem/symptom. 
89280 mi

C $500
Refer to previous issue noted in December, fuel gauge non working properly. It was determined that the part (fuel pump assy) I was sold was the incorrect one and didn't include the fuel level sender. How the mechanic missed this upon swapping it out is beyond me. Anyway, the dealer installed the level sender and all was fine. Included a diagnostic fee. 
89900 mi

C $385
The rear auto-level air-ride suspension system uses rubber air bladders instead of coil springs. Due to normal aging these air springs were slightly leaking causing the rear of the truck to sink over night. The air springs were bought from Arnott (good after market) and installed. 
97340 mi

C $300
Oil pressure gauge suddenly displayed zero pressure. Failed sensor, part replaced. Recommend preventative maintenance to replace oil filter screen (behind oil pressure sensor on 5.3s) 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

291-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

33000 mi

US $315
Intermittent noise and feeling, best described as a "Thunk" when at idle after driving (like at red lights) Transmission hard-shifting intermittently. Not smooth at all. Not occuring in conjunction with idle issue. Carbon build up affecting performance. De-coke and injector cleaning carried out. 
74000 mi

US $914
Rear air-bags leaking. Had to be replaced. Vehicle had GM recall items addressed at same time. 
75500 mi

US $2277
Hard shifting, particularly between 1st &2nd. Gearbox rebuild, torque converter replaced, shift cable replaced, engine and transmission mounts replaced. Work carried out by Aamco. Fault no longer apparent. 
76000 mi

US $600
Slight vibration felt through wheel under braking. Front wheel hub bearings, rotors, and pads replaced. Fault no longer apparent. Center console lid popping up on bumpy surfaces. Lid replaced, fault no longer apparent. At same time, steering wheel replaced for half-wood item. No issue, cosmetic reasons. Vibration in vehicle at idle. Fan clutch and water pump replaced. Fault no longer apparent. 
82000 mi

US $586
Level switches for rear If suspension failed. Had to be replaced. 
90000 mi

US $700
OBDII codes indicated the thermostat required replacement. Due to awkward location on this vehicle, I elected not to do it myself. also indicated front O2 sensor was failing. This is an easy replacement, but as it was going to the dealer, I had it done ny them. While in dealers another issue was diagnosed, and I authorized getting this taken care of too (can't remember details). 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

128000 mi

US $1900
Transmission rebuilt after main seal failed 
122760 mi

C $1200
Two wheel bearings and two front quick struts. 
125860 mi

C $135
Drivers headlight dim. Turn Signal would flash all lights but mostly on drivers side. If you put on high beams and left turn signal, it would stall. Bad ground on inner fender so lights and fuel pump for fighting for a ground. 
133300 mi

C $800
Sway bar links,  Power steering lines and put on snow tires 
156240 mi

C $900
Brakes all around, Pads, rotors. 
155000 mi

C $300
Fan clutch replaced in my driveway. Bearing seized on the old one. 
156860 mi

C $1200
Gas smell but no leaks could be seen. Was the fuel pump assm that had corroded beyond repair and was leaking fuel into the depression at the top of the gas tank. Tank was removed, new fuel lines and pump installed. During the same time the 4x4 actuator was repaired. The fork replaced for $150 part cost the rest was cleaning it out and getting it working properly. 
159340 mi

C $1200
Rack started to leak so it needed replacement. I had the lines replaced also along with 1 tie rod end during alignment. 

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2005 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

300-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

80000 mi

US $2800
had to replace engine 

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2005 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

135000 mi

US $1700
The catalytic converter failed due to an O-2 sensor problem. It was allowing unburned fuel to enter the converter and it caused it fail.The dealership replaced everything from the manifold to the tailpipe. 
152340 mi

US $165
Replaced alternator 
162000 mi

US $140
The blower motor and resistor replaced 
182000 mi

US $115
replaced wheel bearing hub assembly 
186500 mi

US $378
Water pump replaced 
194000 mi

US $100
Replaced camshaft position sensor, replaced 1 coil pack and cleaned throttle body. The real problem is dimming lights whenever I accelerate up a hill. 
202266 mi

US $437
Passenger side needle bearing, seal and CV axle replaced. 

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2005 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

76000 mi

US $400
Car got stuck in park but showed it was in reverse. Dealer suggested neutral safety switch replacement, wanted 109 plus 119 just for checking what was wrong. At rockauto for 47. I now believe it was parking-prawl lock. My brother does not use the e-brake. 
86100 mi

US $959
Intermittent non-start situation when warm. Also cut-out while driving after 20 - 30 minutes. They changed the electronic module board, cleaned and adjusted throttle body and did some minor rewiring. Repairs themselves took four days. 
93000 mi

US $150
battery died again. apparently these cars eat batterries 
96000 mi

US $1200
transmission rebuilt 

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2005 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

135900 mi

US $1375
4 wheel drive was stuck in low, then the truck ended stuck in neutral. The transmission needed to be replaced. 
45000 mi

US $1321
code p0301 & other repairs needed to correct poor workmanship following code p0301 repair.. 
45000 mi

US $657
Same as previous, visit. Problems yet to be fixed. 
70680 mi

C $130
Front left wheel bearing noise. replaced both front wheel bearings . 
76440 mi

C $170
HVAC blower intermittent or not working. Replaced module. 
91760 mi

C $100
ABS system activated at rolling speed. Determined driver side front abs sensor bad. 
95480 mi

C $1200
Left side upper and lower ball joints and right side upper ball joint found worn out. Ball joints were replaced. 
103540 mi

C $137
Blower motor did not operate. 
112840 mi

C $130
Cooling fan Clutch .Code P0526 
124380 mi

C $100
Engine did not reach operating temperature by the alloted time .ODBii code P0128 .Changed Thermostat and coolant Temperature sensor. 
145700 mi

C $430
Exhaust leak. Had muffler replaced. 
168640 mi

C $200
Power steering oil cooler leaking.Replaced cooler. 
169260 mi

C $115
Water pump noisy . Purchased new pump and installed. 
169880 mi

C $1100
Upper control arms and bushings, Replaced backing plates on rear wheels. 
175460 mi

C $400
Right rear upper control arm. Unit replaced. 

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2004 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

68200 mi

C $1200
Replaced fuel pump and fuel filter Replaced water pump 
68820 mi

C $600
Replaced front wheel bearing and tie-rod end. 
65000 mi

US $100
cat converter needed to be replaced.took it to and indempendent shop and they diagnosed, told me that part is covered by gm for 8yrs and dealership should do for zero charge, they did. Cost $100 at first shop 
115000 mi

US $2100
fuel pump belts squeaking 

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2004 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

135000 mi

US $150
manifold cracked, purchased a new one and installed. 
146300 mi

US $1600
Miss on cylinder 6, new plugs, replaced coil pack, found it had burned exhaust valve. 

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2004 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

175900 mi

US $2400
Replace front carrier 
176000 mi

US $500
Replace front crash sensors (2) 
176300 mi

US $120
Replace front wheel hub (bearing) 
178000 mi

US $150
Replace radiator 
178200 mi

US $115
Replace AC condenser, dryer, expansion valve, compressor, drive belt, evacuate system and recharge Replace thermostat, idler pulley, tensioner pulley, belt 
175800 mi

US $657
Repair emergency brake and backing plates Replace both rear stabilizer bars 

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2004 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

45240 mi

US $1021
Replaced Rack/Gear Assembly because of noise in steering 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

230520 mi

C $850
Worn tie rods. New CV joint for transfer case 
231040 mi

C $1500
Front diff actuater was not engaging. 
140000 mi

US $2641
replaced alternator, serpentine belt,  rear air bag assempbly, air compressor for air ride, replaced left from torc bolts 
79602 mi

US $227
Replace VICM - Updated OnStar.  
108978 mi

US $122
No Power Controls (Int Lites, Radio, Door, Window, Seat, etc.). Replaced Master Fuse, performed annual state inspection plus routine Lube/Oil/Fltr service.  
112051 mi

US $262
Replace Blower Motor Resistor, Fixed Air Bag Light (Air Bag Light problem still exists) plus routine Lube/Oil/Fltr service.  
118134 mi

US $442
Replace A/C Belt & Line, plug Rt front tire plus routine Lube/Oil/Fltr service.  
136000 mi

US $238
Power steering unit cooler leak, replacement with new cooling unit 
137100 mi

US $323
hard miss/vac lk suspected - diag, repair air intake cowling, replaced oil press & fuel lvl sensors, replace wtr pump & hose, flush radiator, replace serpentine belts check engine soon light came on again and hard miss from prior visit continued, only worse. dealer now found vac leak in lower intake manifold gasket. dealer replaced gasket. 
157000 mi

US $200
regular customer mechanic and independent alignment shop specialist both advised against additional suspension system repairs as cost would exceed value of vehicle, both advised to retire vehicle. AGREED & purchased replacement vehicle. 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

124000 mi

US $1200
water pump broke and caused leak in radiator 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

130900 mi

US $1200
Sway bar and tie rods replaced. Also replaced shocks and rear tires new muffler and tailpipe 
127000 mi

US $1100
The airbag leveling system was leaking and compressor had to keep filling. Replaced airbags in rear springs. Also replaced front brakepads amd turned rotors during visit. 
135000 mi

US $550
Heater blower was intermittent. Dealer replaced sensor. Problem reappeared within 2 weeks. Took to dealer again and they stated it was actually heater blower motor - which was replaced and fixed the problem. 
185000 mi

US $2200
Replaced: Lower & Upper ball joint, Front Swaybar links, Front Struts & Springs. And New Battery. 
192000 mi

US $524
Flashing engine light. Replaced number 4 coil and spark plug. 
198200 mi

US $150
Charging System fault, replaced alternator. 
230091 mi

US $1375
Overheating,determined water pump needed replacing. Replaced front left/right, upper/lower ball joints. Replaced cv axles. 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

70000 mi

US $1490
Car made awful metal-on-metal noises when in 4WD. Mechanic said problem was due to faulty transfer case. 
90300 mi

US $1030
One outer tie-rod was loose. Rack and pinion assembly was leaking. Damaged bearing on one wheel. All three replaced. 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

52500 mi

US $217
Replaced trans cooler line. 
92542 mi

US $550
Replace instrument cluster 
96000 mi

US $275
Replaced trans shift cable 
97000 mi

US $160
replace thermostat 
112000 mi

US $1000
Rotted gas tank, crack was leaking gas. Replaced tank. 
154000 mi

US $1100
wheel bearing, vibration and noise over 35 mph. 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

100000 mi

US $3000
The service engine light was on and the ABS light would come on. A module and I forget what else needed replaced. 
146000 mi

US $250
Replaced brake pads and rotors on the back. 
144700 mi

US $150
Upstream O2 sensor was replaced. no code was thrown, replaced on systematic low gas mileage around 13 MPG. Used a scan tool and saw the upstream O2 sensor voltage readings was not moving. 
148000 mi

US $720
Replaced front struts and rear shocks. 
156000 mi

US $600
Replaced all rotors, pads and rubber brake lines to include parking brake pads. Replace all brake fluid. 
162300 mi

US $100
Low pressure cut off switch, recharge. 
164000 mi

US $1300
Compressor electrical clutch failed. Replaced Compressor and Accumulator. Ventilation damper module replaced due to MODE not functioning. Battery replaced with this trip. 
169000 mi

US $165
Replaced Alternator and serpentine belt. I had a leak within the washer fluid reservoir area. Upon inspection found the Headlight washer pump had a crack at the bottom. At $75.00 replacement,I decided to plug the inlet to the pump and stop the leak, never was used anyway. 
163500 mi

US $150
Rear washer fluid pumps failed. Replaced both rear and front windsheild washer pump, rear had failed replaced both while apart. Removed and cleaned throttle body/SD chamber. Corrected rough idle and hesitation as well. 
180000 mi

US $400
GMC had been running rough for about 2 Months. Service Engine Soon light illuminated,, Took car to PEP Boys, 2 Codes for Cam position sensor and throttle body and the replaced the Throttle Body and Cam position sensor. Rough idle is now gone 
193000 mi

US $415
Finally, I have had intermidiant power failures for the past 13 Months. I have had several differant shops look into this problem and no one was able to duplicate the problem. It was a dangerious problem, if you had a speed set, you would lose power then in 2 to 5 seconds later, the trans. would kick down 2 gears, take off and throw you back int he seats. I had Leith GM, Wake Forest,NC. Look into the problem and they were able to duplicate the problem. They scanned during a test drive and it showed a "Flat line" upline O2 sensor and flagged rich and lean codes. Be advised that this O2 sensor NEVER shot a code as a failure. The O2 sensor was replace and 2 Flash software updates to the ECM and I am golden. I really like this SUV and I hope to dive it till the wheels fall off, knock on wood... or a sensor 
194000 mi

US $400
Leaking Coolant fluid. Replaced both heater core hoses, main top radiator hose and radiator cap. Did have to take it back so that they could tighten down the hose clamps again. 
198000 mi

US $700
An "Brake System Failure, Service Soon" I checked the fluid level and it was at about 20%. I added fluid and took to the shop. Rear Passenger Caliper, Rubber connection had a bad copper washer causing a very slow leak. Replaced and flushed brake fluid. Service 4WD light. Found that there was a bad transfer selector motor, replaced and repaired. 
123380 mi

C $400
Front struts and rear shock absorbers replaced. Front sway bar links replaced 
124080 mi

C $320
L/H front wheel bearing chirping and vibration. Both L/H and R/H front hub assy's replaced. 
133260 mi

C $225
Replaced front pads, disks and calipers 
154380 mi

C $129
Battery failed, replaced. 
154835 mi

C $176
ABS pulsating intermittently at slow speed, 2-5 KPH. L/H ABS sensor found corroded. Replaced hub assy. 
173600 mi

C $1003
Air conditioning compressor worn. A/C working intermittently Serpentine belt tensioner worn and rattles 
88200 mi

US $1100
Tie rod ends, control arms, ball joints, alignment, stabilizer 
101680 mi

C $320
Oxygen sensor one of four not working and replaced. 
104160 mi

C $1800
exhaust manifold cracked and was replaced cooling fan clutch noisy and replaced 
105400 mi

C $620
Transmission lines rusted out and leaking causing a transmission fault code due to slippage from loss of fluid. New lines installed by dealer & fluid topped up. 
88000 mi

US $250
Cruise control works intermittently; repair included placing map sensor; less then two weeks later cruise control still working intermittently; will be taking car back to repair shop in two days 
121000 mi

US $1500
leak in front differential; then found that bearings needed to be replaced 
123700 mi

US $430
dash lights very dim and speedometer went crazy. Replaced cluster to fix both problems. Ignition not working on a few occasions. Replaced faulty ignition switch. 
131000 mi

US $101
replaced right front headlight bulb and connector 

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2002 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

140000 mi

US $2251
Rear seating area heater core leaking. Removed and replaced. Airbags warning light was on all the time. Sensor had gone bad. Panel that holds driver's seat controls broken. 
150200 mi

US $433
Power steering pump. 

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2002 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

120000 mi

US $900
Replace AC compressor; recharge system. 
120700 mi

US $2600
Replace transmission 
121100 mi

US $195
Passenger side rear on the frame in front of the wheel the mount rusted through. Would not pass inspection. Dealer and collision shop refused to take it on. Found a welder/fabricator who said it was a "piece of cake"; did it in 1 day. 
167700 mi

US $800
Replaced water pump and thermostat 
170000 mi

US $1600
6x ignition coil replacement due to misfire in #4 / lifespan of component 
181900 mi

US $693
RF outer tie rod loose, replaced. 
187000 mi

US $879
Wheel bearings replaced + alignment 
189000 mi

US $456
Starter replaced 
118000 mi

US $1000
Blown head - needed the entire engine rebuilt. We sold it to a friend who had it repaired and is now driving it. 
118000 mi

US $198
External temp sensor went crazy making the A/C not function correctly Sensor replaced and all is well again. 
120300 mi

US $1100
Right rear level sensor and both rear air springs had given up the ghost with all these miles and were replaced so that the air suspension works correctly again. 
122000 mi

US $1358
Replace inoperative passenger side door actuator for passenger side A/C. Leaking A/C switch Replaced engine belt and tensioner 
51000 mi

US $635
#1 cylinder misfiring causing rough engine idling. Ignition coil replaced. Rear stabilizer bars needed replaced or vehicle would not have passed inspection. 
53000 mi

US $1200
More bad ignition coils needed to be replaced. Vehicle accelerated poorly and seemed underpowered, then Service Engine Light came on. Also found bad plugs and a melted wire. The shop then found a leaky seal and replaced it. Replaced to worn front stabilizer bar. 
84700 mi

US $750
Heard a squeaky noise underneath the car. Dealer diagnosed a bad lower control arm bushing. Part replaced and repair successful. No further noises noted, car runs and drives fine. 
51240 mi

C $1600
Howling noise, was rear differential bearing I was told. Had purchased aftermarket warranty - the shop had to talk with the warranty place and argue over it, thereby delaying repair. Warning light with wrench and oil can/truck icon stays on for a few seconds upon starting up after all the other test lights show and go off, but this light goes away after a few seconds. 
50720 mi

C $2400
ball joints worn out already. Rear Differential needed replacing 
57040 mi

C $100
Turn Lamp in the left front bumper came loose and sitting inside of the bumper cowling. Muffler starting to rattle when idling. 
66540 mi

C $300
Curved pipe on the end of the Muffler fell off on highway, now sounds like a V8 4 barrel 
68200 mi

C $1100
Clutch fan went. Sounded like it was stuck in low gear, and hard to shift. Thought it was tranny, but the clutch fan was loud. Took 3 hours book time to replace something that should be <1 hour. Cost 1,000 
297700 mi

US $560
Believed problem to be PS Actuator per panel discussion of hot air through passenger vents with AC on. Problem was actually temperature actuator, which has never been discussed. Problem none-the-less resolved.  
360000 mi

US $900
Cylinder #1 not firing. Wires and plugs replaced. Throttle body badly worn, replaced rather than clean. 
362000 mi

US $1900
Water pump; hoses, serpentine belt; shocks (4); ball joints; CV boots. All replaced. ball joints; water pump; thermostat; upper and lower hoses; front struts; rear shocks 
362000 mi

US $1800
Gear on axle in front transfer case froze bending shaft and breaking bearing loose. Replacement bearing located and axle rapaired. Air conditioning switch leaking and would shut down. System evacuated; dye tested; switch replaced; system charged. 

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