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Chevrolet Colorado, Truck
#898 of 1033 Re: excessive tire wear 2004 Colorado [esjrenn]
Apr 24, 2006 (5:41 am)
I did not even deal with GM on my tire problem. I went to a local garage to have the alignment taken care of and then I had my local garage rotate the tires. I have not had any other issues so far with the tires. But because of the wear on the inside last summer I am buying 2 new tires this spring when I pull my winters off in a couple of weeks. I found out when I called the local Chevy garage about the alignment problem so I did not even bother with them.
#899 of 1033 Re: excessive tire wear 2004 Colorado [esjrenn]
Apr 24, 2006 (5:50 am)
My passenger side was wearing worse then the drives side. I think GM has to go back to making the alignment a little more difficult to preform then the trucks will not be so easily knock out of alignment when you hit a bump in the road. Unless you live in the city I think most people are going to have problems with the alignment on these trucks. The more I read it seems GM did not expect people to drive these trucks any place besides black top roads. But even they get rough in the spring with frost heaves. I live in New England and we have a lot of dirt roads so need to be careful of the pot holes or you may need to have the truck re aligned. Good luck with your alignment.
#900 of 1033 Re: 2005 LS Crew Cab Z71 4x4 - Break-in issues [thrasher]
Apr 26, 2006 (6:40 pm)
has anyone figured out what causes the knocking/popping sound in the steering? i can feel this under the floor board on the drivers side and in the steering.
#901 of 1033 Re: 2005 LS Crew Cab Z71 4x4 - Break-in issues [coloradojunk]
Apr 26, 2006 (8:45 pm)
2000-2005 Impalas (and other GM cars) have had trouble with intermediate steering shafts developing "clunking" noises, especially when applying the brakes and/or making sharp turns...I think I also saw something about a similar problem on the Silverado board. I haven't heard anything about this problem on Colorados, but seems plausible.
#902 of 1033 self adjusting brakes
Apr 27, 2006 (8:08 am)
Since the Colorado's and Canyon's have rear drum brakes; does anyone know if there are self adjusters on the back. If so I can't get mine to work and this may be the source of my variable brake pedal pressure. thanks
#903 of 1033 Re: self adjusting brakes [mike2250]
Apr 27, 2006 (11:27 am)
I think that all auto and truck manufacturers went to self adjusting rear drum brakes several decades ago.
#904 of 1033 Re: self adjusting brakes [p100]
Apr 27, 2006 (11:42 am)
I figured since the front discs adjust with each use, that they may have eliminated the rear adjusters.
#905 of 1033 Re: self adjusting brakes [p100]
Apr 27, 2006 (12:37 pm)
They did and haven't checked but the procedue for adjusting them are to back up and pump the brakes. I go to a place where I have plenty of room and back up at about 25 and pump them. Then I do the same but step of them hard acouple times. This should do the trick if they aren't froze up. They are supposed to self adjust each time you back up and step on the brake but I like to help them out 3 or 4 times a year.
#906 of 1033 Crow eating and ISS clunk
Apr 28, 2006 (6:21 am)
Ok, first of all as I'm not a Colorado owner but maily lurk and see messages from ya'll, I commented on the Chevy cheap tradition of not using any rear fender liners. Then I saw a Colorado up close the other day and at least the LS model, had plastic fender liners in the rear. They were not full liners that came down the inside of bed behind the brake area, but it was a big step forward in terms of body protection.
Regarding the ISS, my Intrigue had a bad case of clunking and I removed teh ISS and lubed it with a HD lithium based grease, worked the grease in as best I could, and I haven't had any trouble yet from it. Drives like new one. Search for ISS lube and you'll find directions. You basically secure the steering wheel straight ahead, then pull back the grey boot and disconnect each end and comes out.
#907 of 1033 Re: self adjusting brakes [dmathews3]
Apr 29, 2006 (8:27 am)
I finally got a call back from Chevrolet regarding the self adjusters for the rear brakes. They say the emergency brake is what adjusts the rear, but at a little at a time. Here in Florida we have only a few hills and seldom have a reason to use the parking brake. They still suggest using it often.
Seems strange to me, but they said.