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A few weeks ago i mentioned a rear end whine from about 45 to 55 mph. Well I took it in and the pinion needs a shim kit which came in today, so I will let you know tomorrow if this did it ? ? ? ? ? I've got my fingers crossed ! ! ! ! !
Also one question; did GM come up with a fix for the blower motor second speed noise ? I know that there has been alot of discussion on this, but I'm not sure what the final outcome was.
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A few weeks ago i mentioned a rear end whine from about 45 to 55 mph. Well I took it in and the pinion needs a shim kit which came in today, so I will let you know tomorrow if this did it ? ? ? ? ? I've got my fingers crossed ! ! ! ! !
Also one question; did GM come up with a fix for the blower motor second speed noise ? I know that there has been alot of discussion on this, but I'm not sure what the final outcome was.
THANKS GANG :thumbs
Bill,
I'm not quite sure where I got this from, but it's the last I'd heard:

"Advance Service Info - Blower Motor Noise on Second Speed Setting (Fix Not Yet Available) #04-01-38-004 - (Mar 4, 2004)

2003 - 2004 Chevrolet SSR

Condition

Some customers may comment on a blower motor noise on the second speed setting. If the noise is only on the second speed setting, it is an operating characteristic of the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system.

Cause

This condition may be caused by the HVAC control module using PWM (pulse width modulation) to control the blower motor speed. PWM control of the blower motor only occurs on the second speed setting. For speeds 1, 3 and 4 the blower motor is controlled through the use of blower motor resistors. For high speed, setting 5, the HVAC control module provides a direct path to ground, without the use of resistors, to control the blower motor speed.

Correction

Important

DO NOT replace the blower motor or HVAC control module. Replacement of either part will not resolve the condition. Engineering is aware of the condition and is determining a course of action.

Record the customer information on a permanent record so you may call the customer when a repair becomes available.
Advise the customer that a repair is in test and validation and is due out soon. At the time the bulletin becomes available, it will be the dealer's responsibility to contact the customer."
 

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Thanks, that is exactly the article that I had in the back of my mind, I told my dealer to check for a bulletin, but I didn't think a fix was available yet.

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In the beginning, the noise was minimal and only on the second setting on mine. Over time (a year or so) it got worse and became noisy on every setting. They replaced the blower motor and the noise is gone permanently. It was a loud chirping sound that even the stereo could not drown out.
 

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Noise

I recently had mine blower motor replaced for noise on setting 2.
The blower noise was gone, but there was a new whistling on setting 3.
They went in a removed some plastic 'thing' and the noise went away, but then the 'hot' was 'cold' and the 'cold' was 'hot'. They said that the unit lost it's programming and ordered another one. Got the truck back yesterday. No noise, but now even if you have the fan motor off, air will blow through the vents. The faster you go the more air blows (this had happened since the first replacement).

Now I've had a lot of repairs done to my SSR, but this is really the first time that I'm unhappy about the result.....I lived with chirping fan setting 2 for over a year and decided to have the fan replaced now because.....I was approaching the end of the warranty (36k). I've had my SSR in 3 times already for this and it's going to have to go in again.....

:jester Well I hope that others don't have to go through this too....
 

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Well it's Friday and no SSR the dealer has had the rear end apart THREE times since Wednesday and each time they change shims the noise gets worse, pretty encouraging don't you think.
 

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Tink" be gooooooooooooon!

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I am working at the Chev dealer were I bought mine, and I mentioned to the service manager, a friend of mine about my driveshaft tink. He said they get a local drive shaft company in Oceanside to build a steel one, and mine would be the third one. So week later the new shaft arrives, I have them send it to the body shop for a redline red paint job, Installed last week quiet as a mouse, I don't hear the moise Jim was refering too either, this shaft makes the whole driveline quiet. I would have sworn I had a rearend gear noise on the coast side at speed, this is gone also. The service manager told me this fix was from the GM service rep. Like I said I have the third one they built. He said that donut drive shaft does nothing it's the alumminum thats causing the noise. I miss my "Tink"
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Bill drive shaft is transmitting noise

All my rearend gear noises went away along with the tink, the steel driveshaft is the key. :seeya
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Jim,
The General built it under warranty, No Charge the matching paint job would have been extra. :)
Ted :ssr
 

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Ted: YOu're kidding!! You got a steel replacement drievshaft under warranty? Damn, that's what I would have wanted instead of the silly replacement aluminum one they out in again last week (2nd time the driveshaft has been replaced).

NOW I know what to ask for NEXT time.

Would your dealership service department agree to sending me a copy of the warranty invoice so that I have a "precedent" to show my dealer, to reassure him that he CAN do this?

Jim G
 
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