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GMC Canyon, Truck
#138 of 199 Re: canyon blues [rosalvin]
Sep 14, 2005 (5:00 pm)
I feel your pain,
I was a recent owner of a 2004 GMC Canyon and hated that truck. I thought it looked like a cool truck, but between the touchy brakes ( that they can't fix) the squeaks and wind noise I had enough. I had the inline 5 cyl which never sounded right from day one with its whiney engine noise. With the sloppy drive train on this 2 wheel drive truck was down right embarassing. After GMC offered me 3 years of free oil changes to shut me up, it was time to trade it in for my 2005 4 x4 Toyota Tacoma. I am glad I got out of that rag before it did to me what it is doing to you. Toyota's truck of the year , what a machine.
#139 of 199 Re: tires/squealing [brendakay]
Sep 21, 2005 (12:53 pm)
I noticed the same thing with my tires. I just took it in for the first inspection. To my mechanic, not the dealer, and found that the front tires were worn out after only 13,000 miles.
#140 of 199 Leer or A.R.E
Oct 07, 2005 (11:15 am)
I have an 05 Canyon Extended Cab and I'm considering buying a bed cap. I've looked at Leer and A.R.E. and other than price, which is fairly close, I can't really tell which is the better product. Any thoughts or ideas would be helpful.
#141 of 199 Re: Leer or A.R.E [22west]
Oct 07, 2005 (7:53 pm)
Haven't seen the A.R.E. but I looked at Leer and a couple of others. I decided on a LoRider - it was less money, not quite as nice as the Leer, but just as secure and came with upgraded lifts. It's about 75 lbs. which I believe was 15-25 lbs lighter than the Leer.
#142 of 199 WARRANTY ENGINE REPLACEMENT!!!!!!!!
Oct 20, 2005 (3:06 pm)
MY 2004 CREW CAB IS HAVING ITS ENGINE REPLACED AT 20,000(5-CYL) . After replace all of my valves, then the cylinder head, they decided to replace the engine. GM TECHS TOLD MY MECHANIC AT THE DEALERSHIP TO REBUILD THE ENGINE, BUT HE REFUSED BECAUSE HE HAS SEEN THIS PROBLEM BEFORE AND FEEL THE LOWER HALF OF THESE ENGINES IS FAULTY. Everybody at GM has been very helpful, but this shouldnt happen in the first place. So now they are putting in a 2006 engine which is supposed to have been redesigned to cure these problems.
To quote my father in law, an avid Ford fan, "Thats what you get for buying a Chevy". Maybe he's right......
?????? Hopefully not.
#143 of 199 Re: WARRANTY ENGINE REPLACEMENT!!!!!!!! [jbf7099]
Oct 20, 2005 (9:31 pm)
Sorry to hear your problem - my 2004 Crew Cab 4WD w/I5 has been very reliable with no engine or tranny issues and I am almost 22k miles. The only issue I have had is a fan switch resistor that blew (had off & high only). Its my daily driver.
#144 of 199 Re: GMC Canyon height improvements [ssakonyi]
Oct 29, 2005 (12:45 pm)
I just bought a 2005 Canyon same as your. Just courious. did you buy bigger tires?. appreciate any info. corrected a queak had under L/S driver side. Parking brake cable was rubbing on frame. lossen clamp and reposition. cable queak is gone.
#145 of 199 gmc canyon - tailgate
Nov 01, 2005 (4:34 pm)
2005 crew cab 4wd w/I5, how much weight can I put on the taigate, I have a honda 650 ATV that I put into the pick-up box, fits between the wheel wells, back tires sit on the center of the tailgate. honda weight is 600# assumed half the weight is on the tailgate, 300#
#146 of 199 towing & stuff
Nov 08, 2005 (4:18 pm)
Hey, I have a 2005 Canyon Z85 4x4 Crew Cab, does it come pre-wired for towing??? Sometimes trucks have the wiring all the way to the bumper, and you have to "finish" it with a female receiver...also, any aftermarket fog lights that fit in the cut-outs in front, or am i stuck paying 300+ for factory??? thanks!
#147 of 199 4 wheel drive
Nov 08, 2005 (4:21 pm)
Another quick question...it says in the manual i cant leave it in 4wd for a long time on dry pavement...but on snowy roads, how long can it stay in 4wd, only for a short time while i regain traction, or for the duration of a moderate length drive??? just curious...