20 Most Recent 2002 GMC Envoy XL Questions & Answers

You can at slower speeds. Highway speeds, the computer won't switch it.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Mar 27, 2016

Here's is a little background and a couple of thoughts. Turning to the background, first. The heater/air conditioner system in your 02 uses the same set of ducts located in the instrument panel. In turn, those ducts are linked to what can be considered miniature version of the cooling system in the engine compartment (yes, this is a greatly simplified version). The whole system, in fact, is run off the main heater/ac system, however, it has a separate series of controls so that it can function properly.

When you dial a temperature, a signal is sent to the heater/cooling system telling the system to open a series of baffles, directing a flow of heated or cooled anti-freeze/coolant to the proper "radiator" behind the face of the instrument panel. In turn, the fan system activates a series of doors behind the instrument panel so that the flow of air is directed through the "radiator" and into the passenger compartment. This is essentially the heater/cooling system work.

Now, you say that the driver's side is hot, while the passenger side is cool. What has happened is that the flow of heated coolant that is supposed to heat the passenger side of the duct system is blocked. Since there is no heat to warm the air that is flowing past the fins of the "radiator," the flowing air remains cool to cold, depending on the weather and ambient temperature. The result is that one side of the car remains cool. And, since the other side of the "radiator" is normal and the air is heated, it is warmed.

That is the most likely explanation for this.

Another possibility is that the baffles themselves are stuck and the coolant that is supposed to be directed to the passenger side is not being directed their.

Either way, your technician has some work ahead.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Jun 05, 2015

struts make a noise on bumps and rough roads. I would be looking at the "U" joints as they may be ready to fall apart.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on May 16, 2015

If any light lights up when you apply brakes, then the brake switch is ok. The problem could be a fuse and/or a relay. or the bulbs. Those bulbs are dual filament so one filament could be bad, for stop or tail lights.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Apr 24, 2015

The remote and key are two different things. When turning the key, you are searching for a good contact in the ignition switch. Cold weather just makes it worse to get a contact. Replace the ignition switch. The remote start. If it is after market. Take it out. Repair the wires. Soon it will die and won't let you start your vehicle. Then you will pay someone like me, that works at a shop, to tear it out and charge you $200 to do it. I just did one. A two minute fix, because I know. and a $200 bill. I got paid $1.5 to do it.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Jan 04, 2015

When they stick/lock. It is usually because something has dropped into the latch part. Coins are the worst. Food is next. What happens is these get lodged in it and won't let them work. The plastic housing just pops apart. But you need something some and thin to dig out whatever is in the latch. Small paper clips work well for this. But it is work to dislodge the stuff in it. Good luck. btw, very rarely does the spring break in them. but they can. replace the belt if this happens.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Jan 04, 2015

Depends on why it turned on. If it is the maintenance minder light follow the instructions in the owners manual. If it is due to a engine problem, you will have to solve the problem first and then reset the light. This should be determined with an auto code scanner which can be rented or purchased at an auto parts store. Many will even check the codes for you as it is very easy and they figure that if they help you they can sell the parts to make the repair.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Sep 15, 2014

reset your stereo .

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Aug 27, 2014

try changing the fuse or looking under the seat for disconnected or frayed wires

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Aug 11, 2014

When you put the truck in gear, it applies a load to the engine. If this is only felt when the engine is cold, and the vibration is not too harsh, I would consider it normal.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Jul 16, 2014

You leak freon. I assume your lines on the passenger side along the frame corroded apart which is common. You need to take to a good chevy dealer and they should be able to do the repair on the lines.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Jul 06, 2014

need to know if your third brake light up high is working or not.if it isn't,you need to check the brake light switch on the brake pedal with a test light,one side hot all the time,the other side should turn hot when brake pedal is pushed.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Jan 18, 2014

it should stay on for about five or ten minutes Unless door is opened.

2002 GMC Envoy... | Answered on Nov 18, 2013

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