You can have a head pressed back into shape, it probably costs more money than going to the junkyard and getting a used head but may be comparable to a new head. And even that's not the end of it, because the angle required for that stretch varies by the length of the bolt, and the position of that bolt; the 5. These compartments have drains, so they can be filled with ice and used as coolers. And your plywood, or drywall, stays dry inside the covered bed, out of the rain. The 2004 Chevy Avalanche has adjustable brake and accelerator pedals. It doesn't look that big in photos, but it's big, almost three inches longer than a Suburban. Flush-mounted cargo lights in the bed rate can make a big difference when loading cargo at night.
Multi-zone manual climate control is standard on all models. So are dual-level air bags with an automatic passenger-sensing system. If you know that the engine has overheated, it would be best to do both heads. Flipping the seat bottoms forward and folding the seat backs down, and then folding down the Midgate, provides flat cargo space and access to the cargo bay behind. Though there aren't any groundbreaking changes for this model still in its infant stages, that isn't to say that there is some slacking going on at Chevrolet. The Avalanche comes with a coffee warmer, and the ultimate in sun visors.
Power-adjustable pedals move up to 3 inches closer to the driver. Then StabiliTrak adjusts engine torque or the brake pressure to individual wheels to help steer the truck back to the path the driver intended. It may not be cheap, but the Avalanche is one slick, innovative truck, an impressive concept vehicle that made it all the way to production. Needless to say, you got a 'deal' on getting the head resurfaced. One thing that surprises many people is the size of the Avalanche. Avalanche comes in only one trim level, and includes a level of luxury equipment associated with premium cars.
The heavy-duty Avalanche 2500 offers big towing capability. Check the Resources section for a couple of bolt sequence pictures, and open them in a second window. Its cargo bed is indestructible and can take a load of gravel. You have an eight-foot bed capable of hauling 4×8-foot sheets of plywood. The new Hydroboost brakes use hydraulic pressure from power steering fluid rather than engine vacuum to decrease brake pedal effort. When that's not enough it converts into an 8-foot bed by taking over the rear seats. But when you need more space, the rear seats fold down, the Midgate folds forward, and voila! The king of the crossover vehicle is back for 2004 with new colors and more standard equipment than ever.
The tightening procedure is as follows, in multiple passes: Tighten all the M11 bolts to 22 foot-pounds in sequence from No. Or you can press the emergency button and they'll send out the troops. They can be moved rearward in unison by nearly 3 inches for better positioning and comfort. Exterior Features The Convert-a-Cab System increases the Avalanche's cargo bed from 5. The bed is protected by a well-designed lockable cover rated to support 250 pounds. The Avalanche is essentially a modified Suburban; they share about 85 percent of their parts.
Finally, tighten all of the M8 bolts to 22 foot-pounds in sequence, starting at the No. The adjustable pedals also have a memory function, making it more convenient for mixed-height couples to share the same truck. The four-speed automatic transmission 4L60-E shifts responsively. The Avalanche led the way for Chevy's edgy new truck styling, which was picked up by the Silverado for 2003. The Avalanche is an impressive-looking concept vehicle that made it all the way to production. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is the attention to detail seen throughout the Avalanche. This material is exceptionally durable, and resists dings, scratches and dents.
Fold the Midgate down and you can fill the bed with drywall, close the tailgate and drive home in a downpour without any fear of seeing your drywall turn into wet wall. OnStar works well as a navigation system because there's nothing to program. Map lights are provided and there is generous illumination throughout the cabin. The Avalanche feels smooth, quiet, and tight, with no squeaks or rattles. I felt like I was always replacing them on my 2000 Jimmy. Driving Impressions The 2004 Chevy Avalanche is as big as a Suburban, but handling and performance are surprisingly good. The 2004 Avalanche gets an enhanced brake system.
That means a comfortable cabin for passengers and good ergonomic design for the driver. Two storage compartments with drains on either side of the cargo bed provide a combined 3. The key to its versatility is its clever Midgate, which is like having a second tailgate between the cabin and the pickup box. That's a real boon for the vertically challenged, who won't have to sit as close to the steering wheel and air bag in order to reach the pedals. No dirt, no dust, and everything clean. Take the heads to a 'real' workshop an have it checked.
Instead of carpet, however, the Midgate is backed with a tough composite material impervious to gravel or anything else you can throw at it. Alternatively, you can fold down the rear seats but leave the Midgate in place, which creates cargo space inside the cab; there's nearly 54 cubic feet of interior cargo volume with the rear seat folded and Midgate in place. Summary Chevrolet Avalanche combines clever engineering with advanced materials science to provide a solution for people who need a full-size pickup with an eight-foot bed, but want comfortable five- or six-passenger seating. Repeat with a second pass, turning them 90 degrees farther in sequence. The traction-control function allows acceleration without wheel spin on slippery surfaces.