• Tiny
  • MzFoster26
  • 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Transmission problem
2002 Chevy Trailblazer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 68000 miles

I just brought this car and the 4wd is not working. Could this be a problem with the transmission? If I fix the issue do you think I will have any major problems with my transmission?

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 3:37 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • mathiaso
  • Member

Hello MzFoster26

The problem is not the transmission; you or the previous owner may have disconnected the battery in the past causing loss of voltage to the vehicle electrical system.
The consequence is the 4 WD module to go to sleep permanently.
The module does not wake back up when power is restored.
The only way to restore normal 4WD is to replace the module with new one.
You will not have any problem with the transmission when the module is replaced.
When disconnecting the battery, make sure the plug in battery saver is in place. It keeps computer memory alive while battery is disconnected.
If fuse #8, 25 Amp, located in the fuse block-underhood is good, the problem is the module. If fuse is bad, replace it.

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Friday, February 19th, 2010 AT 9:02 AM

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