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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Engine, Truck
#291 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [booyaadad]
Jan 07, 2009 (5:12 pm)
hi i bought a 2005 colorado with 61,000 miles on it i had it 1 week then the motor wasnt idling right i brought it to chevy and they said there was a recall on all the 3.5 5 cyl motors they had to put a new cly head on it. so if you know anybody else that has this problem gm has to fix it for free 10 years or 100,000 miles on it at first they were trying to keep it quiet but they could not. and just hope they dont break the cam sensor like they did on mine . that took a week to get that part.
#292 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [chevyman29]
Jan 07, 2009 (6:41 pm)
Everyone who own them at the time was sent a letter on the problem so it is well known and a few here have had the problem fixed.
#293 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [dmathews3]
Jan 10, 2009 (5:34 am)
I received "the letter", and it's safely tucked away in my truck's glovebox. Hopefully, I won't need to use it, however at the rate I put mileage on the truck, I'll never get anywhere near 100,000 miles on it within the 7 year period.
My truck is 4 years old this month, and I'm just approaching 26,000 miles. Knock on wood, it's still running well.....
#294 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [leadfoot4]
Jan 11, 2009 (6:01 am)
My nephews 2005 5-cylinder Canyon has been troublefree thus far.
Jan 20, 2009 (2:29 pm)
I just had the code come up on my 05 rado and from what I understand everyone says t more than likley the head, goes dealer monday any recomdations on how to aproch them if they tell me its the head and try to charge for it only has 60,000 miles.
#296 of 707 Re: Check Engine Light [jaytee2]
Jan 21, 2009 (6:18 pm)
did you ever get any answers on this? my canyon has this exact same issue and i was wondering what you did or if your problem has been resolved?
we are off all warranty now and i am worried this is going to lead to bigger and more expensive problems.
please help jaytee2
#297 of 707 Re: tire wear on colorado [leadfoot4]
Jan 21, 2009 (11:21 pm)
I have an 07 colo. ext.cab 4x4 w/265/75/16 Decoata AT's from Pep boys w/10,400 miles. (hard).. Tire ware very good never rotated. 32psi ft./30psi rear. Also have 2 full turns in on each torsion adj. bolt. Has factory alignment. Drives good.Runs good. Has 3.7 L. Truck came fully loaded. No problem's yet. Getting rear air bags soon.
#298 of 707 Low idle/check engine light/ tire alignment
Jan 26, 2009 (2:40 pm)
I have a 2004 Canyon, 178,xxx miles since new. If you start getting low idle/ check engine light with "low idle speed" code after 30k miles or so, clean the throttle valve assembly. I clean mine every 50k. Carbon buildup in the assembly changes the position of the air valve at idle and throws the idle circuit off. You need a flat blade screwdriver, a 1/4 in. rachet with 6 in. extension, a 10 mm socket, a can of throttlebody cleaner, and a paper towel. Remove the aircleaner top (3 snaps), the cleaner to intake pipe (2 hoseclamps), the oil vapor chamber (big plastic box on top of engine, 2 bolts and a vent hose). this leaves the throttle assembly with 4 bolts and a wire connector. Remove and clean (wipe, don't just spray) the passageway thoroughly, making sure you open the valve with your fingers and clean the seating area. Re-assemble. iIt takes 25-35 minutes and 5 bucks; not even worth calling the dealer for. If you're going to own a truck, you should be able to do some of this stuff for yourself; you can't expect the dealers to wipe your butt for you. If you want that kind of service, buy a BMW or Mercedes- the pricetag will reflect your right to have the ashtray emptied for you on demand.
On Tires, I burn a set a year - figured out they had the wrong alignment specs from the factory on the second set- a good shop is one where they know how to adjust the specs to make the alignment right; my guy made his own adjustments and I haven't had an issue since.
#299 of 707 Re: p0506 [puregreen]
Jan 29, 2009 (5:08 am)
Do a search on this discussion thread...Go back to late 2006-early 2007. Someone posted a copy of the letter that GM sent out to all registered Canyon/Colorado owners. This letter explained what GM will do for you, as well as any exclusions.
With respect to the tire/alignment discussions, I decided to put my truck on the alignment rack, since it hasn't been on one since it was a couple of days old. All that was required was a slight toe adjustment, as the caster/camber were OK. The truck always drove well, once I got the OE General tires off of it, and was still doing so. However, after 4 years to "settle in", I wanted to check things once again.
Jan 29, 2009 (9:07 am)
I have an 07 Colorado 4 cylinder, 4wd. I've had no problems with the engine, altho the lack of low end torque is annoying. Shoulda bought the 4.10 rear end. With regards to alignment, the truck always tended to wander a little, so I finally got off my lazy hind end and took it in for a check. Man, what a difference. Guess GM doesn't do the greatest job aligning them. The tow in was way off. I suspect it's been that way right along. I also had them put some new shocks on it, which also made a big difference. I intend to add a rear sway bar. In 07 this was not even an option.