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#994 of 1033 Re: Brake Light Switch AGAIN [dmathews3]
Aug 21, 2006 (8:48 am)
Better yet, buy a Volkswagen. You may go through 8 brake switches in the first two years! Among other problems.
#995 of 1033 Re: All Sorts of Problems with my 2004 Colorado [duchevy]
Aug 24, 2006 (6:12 pm)
I see you have also encountered GM's I don't give a damn attitude. I too have a 2005 Colorado with 3.5l motor and 5 speed manual. It hesitates at between 1500 and 2500 rpm in any gear. It also backfires when starting hot. It's fuel consumption is lousy.
The DSR has experienced all the symptoms and is still wandering around like a lost fart looking for a vehicle like mine to compare. You would think with the VIN number they would be able to find one. They found five in the states but couldnt access them. Why? The DSR was on vacation and his deputy was too busy and mine was not a critical problem. To who?? I know at least two others were sold in our area, south western Ontario, at about the same time as mine, one at the same dealer was delivered a month earlier and the one I tested before I ordered mine. Now they say that until they can find another one doing the same they won't do anything about it. Last GM I buy if this is their "modern attitude".
#996 of 1033 Re: It's Official.... [p100]
Jun 27, 2008 (3:16 pm)
That probably won't happen until the'08 model year when from what I have read, GM has scheduled a refresh of the trucks. Hopefully it will be similar to what they did to the S-10 in '98 when they redid the grill and the interior. Although they kept all the same body panels, the interior become much more ergonomic and the front end became much more modern looking that still looks good today. I actually prefer the 98-04 S-10 interior to the Colorado interior.
Anyway, I expect these changes, but I don't expect much more from the powertrain. GM hasn't updated the base V6 to go into the new Silverado, which in my opinion is a very capable powertrain, but proably too underpowered for the Colorado to be competitive in terms of HP. It has plenty of torque, but not enough HP. That base V6 is basically the same since it was introduced back in the 80's. Oh it's been worked over to produce almost 200 HP, but since that 200 HP number hasn't changed since the mid 90's I am thinking that it is about maxed out on the power end unless it is force fed or bored out. I don't expect a V6 to make it to the Colorado, although a V6 version of the 5.3 V8 would probably make good HP and Torque numbers.
So in short, I don't expect the Colorado to "improve" much until it is completely redesigned which may not happen until the next decade. Although I will have to say that I am interested to see how much of an improvement the 3.7 I5 is compared to the 3.5. And IMHO I don't think that the Colorado is that horrid of a vehicle as everyone on this forum seems to think. It could use some vast improvements, but I don't think they are coming, but what is there is on par for what many drivers need.
#997 of 1033 Re: Brake Light Switch AGAIN [dmathews3]
Aug 27, 2006 (8:46 am)
well My did go out and I took it in for the recall they fixed it about a month later it went out again! I told the dealer this was the second time and that it was half way to a factory buy back and he really got kinda nervous said they would check it out, they replaced the switch which was done four days ago, so far so good!
But I would not use that as my only excuse not to buy chevy again! I am an ASE certified master mechanic I work on all makes and trust me I see the other problems the other makes have, this is why I will only drive GM makes, trust me on this
#998 of 1033 Re: Rear Vents? [pjjbm]
Aug 28, 2006 (3:05 am)
I took this TSB number to my dealer, and all he said is that it was an addition to a previous TSB. I was assuming it was to replace the flappers with a revised part that didn't vibrate in the air as much, but my dealer said that no new parts are mentioned.
Anybody have any additional info on this??
#999 of 1033 Re: Colorado hesitation [1rg]
Sep 03, 2006 (6:39 pm)
i have a 2004 chevy colorado and same problem with the hesitation. i have about drove my self nuts trying to get it fixed. it is a 3.5 with 5 speed and no one can seem to find what it is. when i go and ask for chevy to find out i get well no codes come up. i know what i feel and code or not it needs to be fixed. if you do have an idea please do let me know. i am lost and need help soon. Giggleinaol.com
#1000 of 1033 Re: Colorado hesitation [gigglein]
Sep 04, 2006 (3:19 am)
Just a thought; I had this problem in my Vette and the only telltale that I happened to see by accident,was a wild tach needle while the hesitation was occuring. It turned out to be a tach filter (filters out stray electronic noise that could effect the tach signal.)
It took forever for them to figure it out because no one had ever had one go bad. So watch your tach needle to see ifit fluctuates wildly.
#1001 of 1033 Re: Colorado hesitation [mike2250]
Sep 05, 2006 (3:15 am)
This is to both mike2250 and gigglein. I have stumbled across a partial fix. I had just had a letter from GM stating that "all Colorado Canyons with 5 speed transmissions and 5 cylinder engines do this and it is a trait of the vehicle and they will do nothing about it".
In frustration something made me turn on the ignition but not start the truck. I then pressed the accelerator "to the floor" three times rapidly and something, I assume the PCM let out, via the radio, three or four "beeps". The next time I drove the truck it seemed better. The hesitation is still there but not nearly as pronounced. It also seems to have more "guts".
What I did I have no idea but a mechanic relative says he thinks I "reset" the relationship between the throttle position sensor and the computer. The "backfire" is still there when starting hot but as TECH said maybe it's just a little unburned fuel from the shut down. Try it and let me know. Maybe I'll prove to GM yet that they don't have a clue what they are building anymore.
As to mike's suggestion about the tach, no, mine is rock steady. 1RG
#1002 of 1033 replacement tires
Sep 07, 2006 (3:36 pm)
I'm tired & frustrated. Any suggestions on what tire I should consider for replacement of the General Ameri-Junks on my 2004Colorado Crew Cab 4x4 Z71 package? Tire size is P265-75 R15. Thanx
#1003 of 1033 Re: replacement tires [norbert48]
Sep 07, 2006 (6:45 pm)
I have a 2005 5 speed regular cab. I too hated my 205/75/15 General junks. Truck "wobbled" every time you crossed a rail track or anyting like that. TRowing my camper was a nightmare even with 45 psi in them. I traded them for four Yokohama 215/70/15's and what a difference in handling. I am sure a 65 profile would be even better but the change in the circumference would start to effect the speedo too much for my liking. I am running standard 6" rims. RG