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#959 of 1033 tire wear
Jun 27, 2006 (2:01 pm)
I have a 2004 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab with bad tires. My tires squeal when I go around a corner (No speeding) and they don't hold well on wet pavement and all my dealership told me was a front end alignment and I'd have to replace my tires and I have the extended warranty and it doesn't cover any thing like this. Does anyone have any ideas for me? I am not happy with my truck right now.
#960 of 1033 Re: tire wear [crsdls]
Jun 27, 2008 (4:16 pm)
Generally speaking, squealing tires and not holding well on wet pavement is usually a tire, not a vehicular problem. The stock General Tires that came with the Colorado are not the greatest in the world. I would recomend replacing them. Also read through these forums, or check for TSB's. I have heard taht there have been complaints about the alignment issue especially on first model year trucks, but I don't know for sure.
But I would lean more towards the tires being the culprit and not the vehicle. Unless the tires are worn in an uneven manner, than an vehicular alignment is the contributing to the problem.
#961 of 1033 Re: tire wear [thebigal]
Jun 29, 2006 (10:40 pm)
I don't want to sound Stupid but what is TSB? And where can I check for it?
#962 of 1033 Re: interior wind noise [mike2250]
Jun 30, 2006 (4:16 am)
In my past experiences with wind noise due to air leaks around seals, it usually exhibits itself as more of a "whistle". The noise I'm hearing is more of a roar, and seems to be outside and around the rear of the cab.
As has been mentioned in the past, there have been cab/bed alignment issues mentioned. What I think I'll do next is check to see if the cab is "square" to the chassis, adjusting if necessary. Then, if any adjusments need to be done to the cab, I'll readjust the bed as needed.
I've added some of the self adhesive, sound deadening material sheets made by Cascade Audio Engineering, to the back and roof of the cab. That helped a lot.
#963 of 1033 Re: tire wear [crsdls]
Jun 30, 2006 (4:23 am)
Debbie, "TSB" is short for Technical Service Bulletin. You can check either with the dealer or the National Highway safety website.
Just as a side note, the OE General tires that came with my Canyon are worse than the "S" word. I have a Z-71 SLE, so I had the 265/75-15s. The second day I had the truck, it was on my trusted friend's alignment rack, as I thought there must have been something wrong with the truck. It was ALL OVER the road! The alignment, however, was OK.
Since this is primarily a winter vehicle for me, I had 4 Bridgestone snow tires on it a few days later... MUCH better, and snow tires aren't known for "handling".
#964 of 1033 Re: tire wear [leadfoot4]
Jun 30, 2006 (6:16 am)
I replaced the OE General tires on my Colorado with Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor. A little more $$$, but these tires are great. I really love the ride in my truck now.
#965 of 1033 Re: tire wear [crsdls]
Jun 30, 2006 (6:20 am)
If the front tires are badly worn on the insides, get your dealer to look up the TSB for it. I have an 05 with 15k miles and just got the alignment and 2 new tires free. According to the TSB all 04s and early 05s have the problem. Mine was outside of the range for the TSB but they still did it with no questions.
#966 of 1033 Re: tire wear [crsdls]
Jul 01, 2006 (7:22 am)
I know its galling to have to replace perfectly good tires but youll be amazed by the difference.(I was)Theres lots of good choices but from what I see from this forum pretty much anything is better than what GM put on. Now if I can only find someone interested in the set of low mileage generals setting under my back deck lol
#967 of 1033 Re: tire wear [jm3004]
Jul 02, 2006 (8:27 pm)
I went with the Michelin Cross Terrains on my 05 crew cab 2wd. What a difference! Had one general starting to seperate at 17k.
#968 of 1033 Re: Got the valve spring blues... [thebigal]
Jul 08, 2006 (11:16 am)
You asked the question, "I wonder why the valve springs stick". I have a 2.8 2005 Colorado that had the exhaust valve springs replaced. A GM dealer shop manager told me that they were told that the valve spring vendor shipped GM incorrect weight (too light) valve springs. So much for quality control!