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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche LT Z71, * MECHANIC'S SPECIAL * - $2,000 (La Crosse)

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condition: fair
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 304041
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: pickup
Looking to sell our 5.3L Vortec V8 equipped Avalanche, it had been a good truck but although entirely repairable now has too many issues for us to do the work ourselves with current location and lack of workshop space.

Does run and drive, but would *strongly* recommend towing (this vehicle can be towed with rear wheels on the ground if put into Neutral mode on transfer case).

The Good:
Engine replaced by previous owner, has 112,000 miles on it (unknown if idle hours are accurate).
Body is rusty, but not beyond needing replacement of quarters and rocker panels.
Leather interior still in good condition, needs some cleaning.
Frame in good condition, no major rust.
Two sets of wheels--black steelies with center caps (and decent tires), and the factory alloys with their center caps (worn tires).

The Bad:
We've been fighting a P0300 Random Misfire code since buying the truck, and I'm currently strongly suspecting it might be head gasket(s) given other symptoms--losing coolant, and overheating.
4x4 is only partially operable--for unknown reasons, 4wd only works in Auto 4w mode, despite noises from the transfer case in both 4w Hi and 4w Lo. Vehicle will still go into full Neutral mode.
Transmission leaking fluid--I suspect the front seal is at fault, this is another problem that we bought the vehicle with. Trans hasn't malfunctioned, but we've kept having to add fluid every few months.
Parking brake cable broken--section of cable that goes from foot pedal to equalizer snapped.
Blower mother weak.
Front impact sensors broken--a problem discovered after we bought the vehicle, previous owner tightened bolts too much.
One rear window defogger tab is loose--should be a minor fix, or just replace the removable back window.


In all, if someone is looking for a project vehicle to fix up I do feel that while pretty involved this truck would not be a terrible base for such a project. Alternately, it does still have many usable parts to give if someone has a GMT800 truck or other Avalanche in need of repair parts. $2,000 OBO

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