Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Trailblazer Cracked exhaust manifold.
Chevrolet Trailblazer Problem
Average Mileage: 126,500 mi (88,000 mi - 165,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 165,000 mi
car started making a loud noise was told it has a hole in tail pipe and possibly exhaust itself. exhaust smells really strong especially when I crank it and leave it sitting still for a few minutes. does not smoke. now I hear a vibration sounds like in the front area of the car. Mechanic told me it was all due to exhaust issues not motor issues. (They don't work on exhaust issues) hoping its not going to be expensive to fix!!!!
Car went from being quiet to all of a sudden sounding like a lawn mower when it was started. Had it evaluated and it was a cracked exhaust manifold. The crack was right in the middle of the manifold. Called around for prices of repairing it and they were as high as $700. Just thought I would do a search on it and found a utube video on how to repair it yourself and was reading the comments below it. One person said the same thing happened to him and gm reimbursed him for repairs. So I got online with GM and talked to them about it and they said yes it was covered under a special warranty but it must be evaluated by GM first. If it proved to be something else I would be charged a service call if it was the manifold it would be replaced at no charge to me. Took it down to the dealer and they agreed. Have an appointment on Thursday for repairs.