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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche
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...

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Front wheel camber - 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
Hello. Negative camber will put the weight of the vehicle on the inside of the tires and will cause them to wear very fast. You should not drive the vehicle this way or the tires may get damaged. If there...
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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.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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Engine shaking engine light comes on an off stabilization light comes on an off
These two warning lights have come on due to the same issue. The stability control on your vehicle is hooked up to the engine to cut off fuel and igntion to the engine in the event that the wheels slip...
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How much does it cost to fix a tiny hole in the tire?
As long as the tire hole is near the center of the tire you will need to have tire removed and patched from the inside. The cost should be checked at a local tire repair store since the tire will...
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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...
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Replacement speakers for my truck.
Hi there. The best solution to this is to remove the speakers from the truck and take them into an audio shop that you are wanting to buy speakers at and have them matched up with the wattage and size....
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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 and make...
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Rear tire wear on the outside and insides of the tires, but not in the middle
Without looking at the tires and going on you saying the tires are wearing on the outside edges of the tires I would say your tires were driven with the pressures too low or overloaded on a regular basis. Here...
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Car started with a jump start earlier today, but won't start now despite turning over.
It's possible that when you jump started the car the first time that an electrical relay may have been damaged. This is a very rare situation, but has been known to happen on some GM products like your Chevrolet Avalanche....
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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...
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I tried to start my truck after a -35 degree night. I got nothing from the starter. The key fob worked once to unlock the car, but
Hello. If all of your issues began after severely cold temperatures, then it may be possible that the issues are temperature or moisture related. It is important to keep in mind that at lower temperatures, especially those as low as...
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P0230 fuel pump primary circuit code
Hi there. P0230 is a generic OBD-II code which indicates that the fuel pump primary circuit has a malfunction of the vehicle power to the fuel pump when it is commanded on or off. This error code is stored in...
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Throttle Position Sensor
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the gas pedal. Based...
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how do i service the tpms
Unfortunately, this is a tough battle when it comes to the tire pressure monitor sensors and large fluctuations in weather. For every 10° drop in air temperature outside your tires will lose about 1% in PSI or inflation. As you...
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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...
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Reduced engine power
Hi There, A number of things may cause the reduced engine power light to come on, however a common symptom in your era Avalanche has been related to the throttle position sensor or in some cases the throttle body itself....
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Steering is very loose and clunks when applying brakes 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche
Hi there - this problem could be caused by worn u-joints in the steering column shaft to the steering rack, worn bushing in the steering rack, or loose inner tie rod ends (inside the boots on the steering rack). Worn...

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