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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Engine, Truck
#259 of 717 spring like noise from engine on a fresh start
Sep 22, 2008 (12:48 pm)
I have the same problem on my 2009 chevy colorado 4cylinder right after first gear on a fresh start i hear like a spring noise its annoying is this normal, i took it to the dealership and they told me that they cant to anything beacuse the engine is brand new with only 1500 miles they said to wait atleast until i get 3000 mi then if the problem continious then they crack they engine open. what should i do
#261 of 717 Check Engine Light
Sep 22, 2008 (4:45 pm)
I recently had my check engine light go on. I have an 04 4wd canyon w/ z71 pkg, 5-cyl. I took it in to autozone to check the codes and a code corresponding to a bad o2 sensor came up. I changed the gas filter (removed the neg cable) and the ck engine light went away (i have 30 k on it). However later about 200 miles later the ck engine light came on again and then went away. I have not seen the engine light come back for about 100 miles.
Any thoughts if this is the initial signs of the bad cylinder head problem i have seen on this discussion board. Thanks.
#262 of 717 Re: Engine Tapping at start up [leadfoot4]
Sep 24, 2008 (1:48 pm)
Thanks for you responce, I was thought the same thing. I have been making sure to change my oil regularily. I guess i will look into taking care of the chain tentioner. Then we'll see if there is a difference.
#263 of 717 Re: Engine Tapping at start up [lift4041]
Sep 24, 2008 (3:50 pm)
That is a sign of a poor dealer service center. If a mechanic/service manager can't diagnose a problem without codes than they are not very good at what they do. Check with another dealership.
#264 of 717 Re: Engine Tapping at start up [poncho167]
Sep 25, 2008 (8:13 pm)
i had the same problem with my colorado. About the tensioner.The service center said it takes a second to pump up the racket system on the tensioner.Well that sounds like a premature wear problem. My truck sounds like a deisel starting up.They told me to stop using any other filter except delco.I tried it and it didnt change the noise at start up.Heres another problem. Has anyone noticed and abnormal wear on the inside of there front tires.The factory set them in so they will not rub the inner wheel well. The dealership should of changed this if they did the new car prep right.My front tires are at the wear bars at 12,000 miles.So spread the news maybe GM might be listening.They wont listen to my truck problems.
#265 of 717 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [febrile]
Sep 25, 2008 (8:34 pm)
dont all valves have hardened valve seat after they got rid of leaded gas.In the 70's
#266 of 717 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [dbcrue]
Sep 26, 2008 (3:35 am)
"dbcrue", yes, valve seats became hardened at that point in time. However, many engines today, including those in the Canyon, have aluminum cylinder heads. That in itself, would require valve seat inserts of some kind, as aluminum is way too soft to act as a valve seat.
In fact, my first car, a 1965 Chevy Corvair, had an aluminum engine, and valve seat inserts in the heads.
#267 of 717 tire wear on colorado
Sep 26, 2008 (4:51 am)
I have the same problem. Have a 05, 63.000 miles, this is the 3rd set of tires.
Can anything be done to correct this problem.
What a headache this truck is........the only reason I am keeping it....am not willing to take the money loss.
#268 of 717 Re: tire wear on colorado [cruznt2]
Sep 27, 2008 (3:22 am)
"cruznt2", are your tires wearing evenly across the tread? If not, then you should have the front end alignment performed on the truck, before throwing more tires at it. If they are wearing evenly, and simply wearing out, I suggest you buy better tires.
If it's any consolation, when I bought my '05 Canyon 4x4, it came with the 265/75/15 General Ameritech tires. Poorest excuse for a tire I've ever driven on. They were off the truck within a week (3-400 miles), and I say this in all honesty, I GAVE THEM AWAY!!