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Chevy Trailblazer Check Engine Light On Modesto CA

I have a question for you that involves figuring out if our dealer is charging us for a repair that is needed due to their errors while fixing the orignial diagnostic problem. We first took our vehicle in because the engine light came on.

Platinum Automotive
(209) 910-3933
3424 Oakbale Rd
Modesto, CA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Friday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Sunday Closed
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Certifications : ASE
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Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
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Concept Auto Body
(209) 542-4959
2521 Railroad Ave
Ceres, CA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Body Shops, Painting, Custom Work
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Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Unibody, Collision, Fleet, RV, Trailer

Auto Shop
(209) 527-8660
129 E Orangeburg Avenue%2C %23 A
Modesto, CA
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Electrical Systems Service & Repair, Auto Engine Rebuilding, Brakes Service & Repair
Payment Options
90 Days Same As Cash O.A.C, 90 Days Same As Cash O.A.C.

Budget Brake & Tire
(209) 551-6066
3422 Oakdale Road
Modesto, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Used & Rebuilt Tires
Hours
Open Sundays
Products
Tires, Most Major Brands, New & Used Tires, New, Used Tires

Central Valley Autohaus
(209) 238-3722
4632 North Star Way
Modesto, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Transmissions
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Aamco Transmissions
(209) 565-2906
4231 Mchenry Ave # A
Modesto, CA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : Aamco
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
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Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo

Import Automotive Repair
(209) 526-6408
1400 N 9th Street%2C %23 14
Modesto, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays

D & M Muffler Service
(209) 523-7791
711 I Street
Modesto, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair, Welding Services
Hours
Open Mon-Fri
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

City of Modesto-Fleet Services
(209) 342-2220, 001-2004
501 North Jefferson Street
Modesto, CA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
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National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Azevedo's Auto Service
(209) 883-0330
5701 Yosemite Boulevard
Modesto, CA
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Auto Service & Repair, Auto Diagnostic Services, Auto Emissions Testing & Repair, Auto Electrical Systems Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair

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Chevy Trailblazer Check Engine Light On

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Hello Austin,

I have a question for you that involves figuring out if our dealer is charging us for a repair that is needed due to their errors while fixing the orignial diagnostic problem. We first took our vehicle in because the engine light came on.

The Chevrolet dealership told us we had a tiny seam that was coming apart on the gas tank. Suppossedly they replaced the gas tank at $1000 cost and did some other regular maintenance (fuel filter replacement, MOC Engine Decarbon Flush service, engine decarb, checked air pressure in tires, MOC Fuel Injection flush service, )

The next day the light came on again and we took it back to the dealership, and they told us the gas cap was not on tight enough. A few days later the engine light came on again, and it took another three days or so for them to figure out that, they needed to replace the "fuel evaporation canister" that they "may have" damaged when replacing the fuel tank?

Here is the question finally - When we went to pick up the car it made a light roaring noise when pressing on the accelerator. We were told that this was the fan clutch, but it had nothing to do with any repairs or maintenance they had performed.

Is there anything they could have done while running the diagnostic tests, making the above repairs or maintenance that would have caused problems with the fan clutch? It just seems oddly coincidental after taking it in for one problem it drives out with a second problem that at first we were told the noise did not exist?? At this point we are even wondering if the fuel tank even needed to be replaced.

The fan clutch problem occured right after they were running diagnostic tests again for the check engine light problem.

Thank you for any advice, or help you can provide.

sincerely,
Amanda
2003 trailblazer, 56,289 miles

Amanda,

Thanks for your email. My gut says you might not have needed a new fuel tank. The check engine light was probably coming on because of a leak in the fuel system, not allowing it to pressurize itself. Not tightening the fuel cap all the way is a common cause for loss of evaporative fuel pressure. I hope the new fuel canister corrects the problem, and was probably the problem all along...just my guess anyway. I don’t want to place poor judgment on the dealership...ok ok , maybe just a little blame should be placed on them. :)

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