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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,740 miles

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2001 GMC Sonoma drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 GMC Sonoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 242007

Sonoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,285 miles


There had been a whining(like the old radial tires used to make) noise for about a week and I just figured it was the tires. It got loud on 8/24 and I stopped and put it in park, as I got out to look under the truck, it started rolling and rolled down into the woods, we have filed a police report and reported to the insurance company. We are trying to make arrangements to get the truck out. The drive shaft was lying where the truck was put in park.,,although the park did not hold. The drive shaft twisted and split, ,,exploded by the looks of it. I have pictures of the drive shaft.

- Mount Pleasant, AR, USA

problem #1

Apr 102003


  • 8,196 miles
When taking off from a stop sign driveshaft shook violently.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

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