Last post on Oct 17, 2006 at 8:06 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon
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GMC Canyon, Truck
#180 of 199 Re: check engine light...not just a misfire!!! [temj12]
Mar 23, 2006 (1:39 pm)
I can't. I fall within the 2 year part but not the 18,000 mile portion of the lemon law. Hopefully this works or an engine is next! After that, who knows. Either way I will be back on to let this forum know.
#181 of 199 A/C or lack of it MPG
Apr 12, 2006 (6:34 pm)
I have a 04 crewcab canyon Z71 4wd. Does anybody know if they are fixing the a/c on these things? ive got a blk and blk and I bake! The a/c blows cold then warm cycling every couple of minutes Ive been told thats normal at the dealership. My mpg is around 13 I have the (5)cyl.auto)is this normal ? I traded in a envoy, that was a mistake this thing has no power!
Apr 22, 2006 (2:38 am)
Not sure where I read that for 2K7 GM is uping the 3.5 to 3.7 to give it more hp and torque.
#183 of 199 Re: A/C or lack of it MPG [padfam2]
Apr 23, 2006 (7:43 pm)
The AC system on the Canyon/Colorado was/is a new system that used less than a pound of refrigerant. It has a hard time being efficient enough when the temps go up. I had (just sold) a 2004 crew cab and the AC seemed adequate for the most part(NW), but once it was into the 80's I was running it full. AS far as I know GM has no "fix".
I never had much trouble with it cycling cold to warm.... mostly it just couldn't put out enough cold air to keep everyone comfortable - back seat passengers did stay warm.
I got much better mileage than that. Typically 16-19 to and from work and 21-24 on the hwy consistently.
#184 of 199 Re: check engine light...not just a misfire!!! [canyonblues]
Apr 30, 2006 (4:33 pm)
Alright, I finally got my truck back from the dealer and have driven it for a month with no check engine light. The head replacement seems to have worked.
For the person with the a/c problem, I have not had that bad of a problem, but it could be colder. The gas mileage is around the 17-18 city and around a solid 20 for the hwy. If the deals start coming for larger trucks, I may lease a Ford Crew for less than my truck. Still don't trust the Canyon.
May 06, 2006 (4:11 pm)
Ive bought it the first year it came out. Since ive gotten it the most major problem ive had is the fuel gage. Its never read properly. When im on low fuel and say put in 15 dollars of fuel it goes down directly down to low fuel. Ive took into the dealer they have replaced the fuel senor twice and still hasnt fixed the problem. Anyone have any ideas?
#186 of 199 Re: 2007 Horsepower [granola1]
May 28, 2006 (6:04 am)
They bored it out from 3.5 to 3.7.
#187 of 199 Re: Anyone Bought one? [exgmc]
May 28, 2006 (9:47 pm)
I keep trying to like the GMC/Chevy small trucks, but after reading these forums, I think I will go out and buy either the Frontier or Tacoma truck. Maybe that's one of the reasons GM is having to put money behind these small trucks, to move them.
#188 of 199 Re: my 2004 gmc canyon [onenonly604]
May 29, 2006 (9:18 pm)
i have the same problem on my 05 canyon I5 crew 4x4, dealership put some sort of cleaner in it to see if that would fix it, it didnt. have to bring it in next week. any fix for yours??.
#189 of 199 Engine Vibration & Exhaust Valve Spring (Misfire).
Aug 08, 2006 (9:38 am)
I have a 2005 4x4 I5 Chevy Colorado and have been experiencing what I thought was the Exhaust valve problem what other trucks have been experiencing for Chevy. But what turns out the BUZZING and lifter knocking sound is #PIP3811 "Rattle Noise form bottom rear of engine at 2000-3000 RPM--Keywords accelerate bellhousing buzz clatter detonation end hot housing idle knock load lower ping shaft spark." Another words on rare occasions, a light detonation/rattle type noise may be experienced around 2000-3000 RPM under light load/acceleration with the engine at operating temperature. I can hear a light buzz sound when the engine is cold and I can hear a light knocking sound, like a lifter knocking at around 2000-3000 RPM only on acceleration in drive. CANNOT duplicate the sound when it is in neutral reving the engine to 2000-3000 RPM . The Dealer is aware of the Service Instruction "PIP3811" and a repair is being developed to address this noise; They have not yet found a cure to fix the problem.
As for the Service Bulletin #04-06-04-081C Exhaust Valve Springs, they said it only applies to the I4 engine not the I5. Can someone concur with that SB?
I hope this info can help out with anybody else experiencing this buzzing, vibration problem, Knocking sound, even though mine is a Colorado.