Unfortunately the only place to get a replacement is the dealer. The owner purchased a new tire to repair the failure. Low pressure line is just that, low pressure. I'll post up a photo when I get the front end on it. Rust but frame still in good shape. . The mechanic also advised that the vehicle was unsafe to drive in its current state.
There is no point in replacing the whole thing as the rest of the lines are free of rust. Both run on same roads, kept in same garage, washed and cared for similarly. He said he has never seen a 2003 rusted and rotted out like ours was. There is something wrong with that frame man. How much longer do you think this truck's got before I have to worry about something giving out at max payload? Told her and showed her the damaged to my vehicle, she asked for my insurance information and I told her that I had the old one, but call me in 1 hour and I will give it to you; so I did, she showed me her vehicle and stated it was a old car; the plastic underneath was hanging down and I touched it and told her all she needed was to put some more screws to fix it on the right front side of her car and the front cover of her light was popped up just a little.
The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Lot of people use it for under coating on their frame to help prevent rust or corrosion. We find lots of dirt collects behind our step in the bumper assembly. It currently has 158,000 on it. It is also coming up on new brake pads, possibly calibers and rotors as well.
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. I was thinking about sanding it down or having someone do it for me and painting the lower six inches or so black. What did they do about it? The vehicle had not been repaired. The dealer also cited that there was poor terminal tension in the liftgate. A deal on a new vehicle? You can also buy a hose attachment for it to be able to reach those hard to reach places.
We have had so many problems with this Trailblazer in addition to the frame. Here's the official Service Update you can print out and bring to your dealer when you take your Silverado or Sierra in for service. The dealer was unable to remove the spare tire cable from the frame. Anyway, the truck has been suffering from what I would call 'considerable' rust underneath to the frame and now it has began to get around the bottom of my paint job and chip it off. Last summer I replaced all the brake lines, they were history. Two weeks to get that final answer. Since I have gotten the vehicle I have had the following happen: 1.
He believes the failure to be a manufacturer defect because the tire is the original tire that came with the vehicle. However, the truck has never left me on the side of the road and runs great. Was told tires were bad. As a result, the contact believes that the manufacturer should be responsible for the vehicle to be raised to a proper level to remove the spare tire. I have my frame from my 68 Chev that is made into a trailer.
The recommendation is to get rid of it as repair of the frame would be expensive as the rust is widespread and affects cross members that are pivot points. There are no aftermarket products that I can find. The failure and current mileages were approximately 104,000. I had it fixed within 10 or so miles of finding out. The contact was underneath the vehicle trying to remove the spare tire, but was unable to raise his vehicle to the proper level. Newdude posted something similar in the frame issues topic a while back. I have the exact issue in that same spot as well.
Thousands of truck owners were contacted and restitution was made. Ive taken steps to grind down or scrape as much rust off as possible from both front portions of the frame rail and then spray them with RustOleum Rust Restorer. The vehicle was not repaired. Haven't dealt with a rust situation like this before. Driver side rear spring shackle snapped this winter. The vehicle was not repaired. When this occurs the spoiler is not wind resistant.