2002 cylinder liner failure? Just curious.

c good

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My Envoy still running great, just a little piston slap before warming up. In my research on piston slap I noticed GM had a recall on "sleeve" failures for certain V.I.N. numbers/production runs.

I'm curious if my 2002 might be affected. Does anyone know where this V.I.N. info can be found? thx...
 

Matt

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I knw for sure it was the early model 02's. Likely 01 build. My June 02 wasn't affected.
 

TollKeeper

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Its been so long, they wouldnt honor the recall anyways...
 

Mooseman

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Those affected all failed early so none would still be alive today unless it's an ultra low miles barn find.
 
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TJBaker57

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These were the breakpoint VINs I have seen. Mine fell in that range but as already stated it would have already failed long ago.

2002
Chevrolet
TrailBlazer
22100007
22358861

2002
GMC
Envoy
22100001
22358855
 
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c good

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Mine does fall in that V.I.N. range. It is nice to know that when they failed they failed early so that's a good sign. Mine has plenty of miles past that. I was just curious. Thanks all for the input.
 
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Mooseman

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Although the problem of dropping sleeves has been eliminated since that initial run, if it does happen, I doubt that the block is reusable after the carnage of the sleeve making contact with the crank
 

c good

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So if it hasn't happened by 190k miles, I'm probably ok? Has anyone heard of the sleeves causing troubles this far into the life of the engine?
 

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