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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche
Few Few vehicles are as distinctive as the Chevrolet Avalanche. Part SUV, part truck, the Avalanche is actually surprisingly practical. On the inside, it feels more like a Chevy Tahoe, except when you look out your rearview mirror, you’ll notice...

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Truck won't turn over

The battery should be load tested by a professional. Load testing can only be reliably performed on a fully charged battery. If the battery passes a load test be sure it is NOT a marginal pass in which case you...

evaporative emission system leak

It sounds like you may have an evaporative emissions system leak. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/evaporation-vent-solenoid-replacement) in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these...

What's the cost on a repair for a value seal replacement

Hello, thank you for writing in. The cost of replacing your valve seals is going to vary by the technicians available in your area, and the availability of parts. Unfortunately, accessing the valves can be very difficult and its can...

The dash instrument cluster keeps dropping out.

Hi there. Check the ground wires to the instrument cluster and see if the wires are loose. A loose ground will cause the instrument panel to shut on and off all the time. Also, check the battery cables (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/service-battery-cables) and...

After tire rotation thumping noise developed - 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 Automatic

The "thumping" sound you mention seems more like the torque convertor lock-up clutch in the transmission failing. It tries to lock up, can't recycles, etc. GM has a service bulletin on this problem - TSB Reference #3438A. Discuss this with...

Transmission making clunking and banging noises - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 V8 Automatic

Check for problem codes - you mention that the Check Engine Light is on. This could be the torque convertor clutch not releasing as you slow down, or not locking up smoothly when you reach 40-50 mph accelerating. And yes,...

The check engine light on for my 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche. If the gas cap was loose but then later taken care of, then the light may be due to another issue. You will need to have the Check Engine...

Clunking while shifting from first to second gear on 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

The shifting clunk you feel may be in the transmission when changing gears, the torque on the bands when released may cause the momentary reversal of the output shaft between gears. The manufacturer states in technical bulletin 01-07-30-042h (https://www.trutechtrans.com/Topic-1-00-04.html) that...

Door locks on and off on and speedometer dial fluctuates

I would question the diagnosis for the dealer to show you the reason to get the cable replaced and why the cable is so expensive. Have them break down the parts and labor in the quote. I show about an...

Oil pressure sensor flashing

First, you need to check the engine oil level. If it is low, top it off to the specified amount on the dipstick. If the level is normal, you may have a bad pressure switch that is simply not reading...

Service stabitrak traction off check engine light flashing on an 07 avalanche changed plugs wires and throttle body tb sensor

The traction control malfunction may not be related to the engine malfunction(s). In any event, the engine issue should be resolved first, especially as you have misfiring which has the potential to cause follow-on damage to other vehicle components (catalytic...

I think I have a power steering leak

You will need to use a spray engine cleaner to remove all the oil from the engine where it is leaking and then look at the area while someone starts engine and turns the wheel to see if you can...

Looking for the fuse slot for the auto ride compressor.

The fuse for the level control compressor is located in the under the hood fuse block. It is a 40 amp fuse number 61. There is also a relay between this fuse and the electronic suspension control module. In addition...

Smoke on start up

Sometimes the muffler will hold some moisture when the exhaust cools from the day before. This moisture will evaporate quickly when you first start the engine in the morning and goes out the exhaust as steam. This is most likely...

Torque converter vibrates - 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500

Torque convertor "shuddering" is a cycle where the torque convertor tries to lock up, can't, and re-cycles repeatedly. General Motors has a service bulletin - TSB Reference #3438A, that addresses this issue. Discuss this issue with your dealer.

Is this a transmission problem and if so does this mean the entire transmission needs to be replaced?

You should certainly let the insurance company know that your car has not been returned to its condition from before the accident. As for why your car is bucking on acceleration, I can make a few guesses, but the only...

Check engine light on, MAF sensor code on 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche. The Check Engine Light code received for the MAF sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/mass-airflow-sensor-replacement) means that a pinpoint test is required on the MAF circuit. It does not necessarily mean the sensor...

Both handles on passenger door broken

The outside door handle is made of plastic and can be broken apart until you can get to the lever with a pair of needle nose pliers. Make sure the door is unlocked at the time you pull up on...

Oil pressure drops to 0 "stabilitrak" issue across message center traction control shuts off but oil sending unit was just replaced

The first thing to do is to have the Check Engine Light scanned (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection) to see what code is stored. Once this is done, then the code should be diagnosed to see if it has anything to do with the...

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