Chevrolet Complaint - 2005 Chevy Avalanche - Al Sierra Chev - Colorado Springs, Co
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO -- July 2009 My 2005 Chev Avalanche began to blow blue smoke when started. Also during driving periodically. Took to Al Sierra Chevrolet in C/S, Colorado. They did min. diagnostics (no compression check or leak down test I found out, they didn't even pull a NEW spark plug I had just had installed) to tell me a valve job was needed to the tune of $2800. IT DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM! Oil pressure was bad, spark plug when pulled had excessive oil present and dealership admitted no compression check was done. NO compenation was given, just the fact that they supposedly recommended a new engine for $7000!!! They should have closed up the heads and told me to save up my money for a new engine. Now I'm having a local mechanic put in a new water pump, engine & do Radiator and transmission preventive maintance for $3,400 TOTAL!!! BE WARE!!! They are crooks!!!