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#186 of 716 2004 Colorado Engine Problems
Feb 09, 2008 (1:53 pm)
This truck is bad news. We bought it new off the lot. After many check engine lights coming on we have been told - nothing is wrong - they reset computer- no codes- reset computer - changed oxygen sensor- blah blah blah. Now at 77000 miles we took it to dealer because it is bogging down- no checked engine light. It dies at stop signs when warm. Took it to dealer--they said the valve springs are bad. But unless they are broke no warranty will cover. They wanted 1700.00 up front. If our extended warranty paid they would give us our money back. We took it to a local garage. They found a warped intake manifold. Bad injectors and now we are up to a bad valve. They sent it to an engine rebuilding shop - and came back with carbon deposits due to bad gas or gas deposits not burning properly. All things keep coming back to the check engine lights that never threw off the right codes and allowed the valves and everything else to be carboned and compromised. This truck has run rough from the beginning and no dealer could do anything!! Chevy/GM knows full well about this problem but find it cheaper to put people off until the warranty is up rather than do the recall they know is necessary.
#187 of 716 Re: 2004 Colorado Engine Problems [jl5cents]
Feb 11, 2008 (6:00 am)
Luckily for me my truck has not have this many troubles but I'm not very pleased with GM with the performance of the Colorado and their support. (or lack of support). After purchasing 7 new GM vehicles over the years this Colorado is the last GM product I will own.
#188 of 716 Re: 2004 Colorado Engine Problems [gmblues]
Feb 11, 2008 (8:32 am)
Now wait a minute. You have had NO problems with the truck but you are unhappy with the performance. Did you not drive this vehicle before buying? Did you think it would magically double in power 6 months down the road? Maybe GM will be better off without you. Get a truck that works as advertised and you are still unhappy. Why not by a Toyota truck with the engines that were blowing up, or a Camry with sludge problems. The grass may not be greener on the other side of the hill but I doubt no one can tell you that so go for something else and I hope you have better luck if that is possible since nothing is wrong with what you have.
Oh my 04 4x4 crewcab has more than enough power for me.
#189 of 716 Re: 2004 Colorado Engine Problems [dmathews3]
Feb 13, 2008 (10:46 am)
Some people come to the boards to say this or that but are just making up a story because they are loyal to their Japanese car/truck, for whatever reason. The guy probably doesn't even have a Colorado.
#190 of 716 Colorado four cylinder emulsified oil...
Feb 29, 2008 (9:53 am)
I have an 07 Colorado 4x4 which has given absolutely no trouble. Runs great. I have changed the oil every 3-4k miles. I noticed recently that there is a slight bit of emulsified oil on the bottom of the dipstick. I changed the oil, but it still shows up. I asked Chevy about it, but they said I will have to pay for an oil test myself. Has anyone else had this problem? I am hoping there is not a leak somewhere.
#191 of 716 05 Colorado engine trouble
Feb 29, 2008 (10:33 am)
well it had to happen. I have been following these comments since I first posted a message about our truck going into 4 wheel drive, by the way caused an accident and wiped out the side of the truck. Of course no one at Chevrolet would look at it, nothing has registered on the computer!!!!!!!
Now the engine light came on.....engine running on 4 cylinders. At present truck is in the shop.
I would like to hear from some of the owners of the Colorado that had the repair done....what to expect and what their opinions are now. What and if they have kept them or what.
Would like to get rid of the truck, but I hate to take the collossol lose of money I would have to eat. Sure was a bad day when we made the decision to buy a Chevrolet.....Chevy does not stand behind their products like it should.
#192 of 716 o5 colorado engine trouble/repair
Feb 29, 2008 (11:27 am)
One more thing, when your Colorado was repaired, what all was done to it.
My dealer said they replace all the gaskets cylinders and heads, but leave the old block.....
How about getting back on this with me
#193 of 716 Re: o5 colorado engine trouble/repair [cruznt2]
Mar 03, 2008 (6:45 am)
If you are the original owner on record, GM should have sent you a letter outlining what the problem is, and what they will cover in repairs, at no cost. In fact, someone posted a copy of that letter here, I believe, about 6-8 weeks ago.
I asked the question on this forum about 12-18 months ago, about how different people drive and maintain their Colorado/Canyons, just to see if there is some sort of common cause. Nothing ever came of it. My '05 Canyon has 22,500 miles on it...So far, so good.
Anyway, as far as I know, they replace the entire cylinder head assembly with an updated '07 unit.
#194 of 716 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [ckamey]
Apr 07, 2008 (10:13 am)
Is there anything I can do to get dealer help with my engine problem? I have an '04 Colorado with the infamous engine problem. Problem started at 88k miles and we thought it was the injectors so we had them cleaned. We commute a long ways and six months later we had over 100k on the truck and a letter comes in the mail describing our symptoms and saying that the warranty was extended (lot of good that did us.) So I called Chevy--no luck, called the dealer and after I threw a ginormous hissy fit they offered to only charge me $1,000 and they would diagnose things, possibly replace the head and then tell me what else was wrong with the truck, and let me know if there would be any additional charges. I did not take them up on their "generous" offer. Now I'm looking into buying a new engine, but it would be great if there were a better way to get this mess fixed. I have to pay on this piece of crap for three more years.
#195 of 716 06 Chevy Colorado that wont start.
Apr 09, 2008 (6:19 am)
I have a 2006 Chevy Colorado with 27000 miles. Untill last night I have never had any problems untill I went to start my truck. As soon as it started it died. On the dash it says ABS fault and low fuel. There is over half tank of gas. Any question to what the problem is?