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#338 of 707 Re: 2005 GMC Canyon I4-----**REDUCED POWER** [i5guy13]
Mar 25, 2009 (3:42 pm)
I have a problem with mine as well well it idles rough, it surges wile driving like it is missing, then you start driving at about 55-60mph and it downshifts and the message center says reduce power engine over rev and it goes into limp mode. I called the dealership and ask them about it and they told me there was a service bulliten out why I never got a letter about it and then he asked well how many miles do you have on it. I said 118000 he said that he could not help me. So I am screwed all they would of had to do was send out a letter saying this was a problem my truck has been doing this for a little while and I have been trying to figure out what is wrong with it. I know I have alot of miles but damn if you make something that is defective fix it.
#339 of 707 I will be looking at an 07 canyon this weekend
Mar 26, 2009 (2:07 am)
Hi all, I know what you've all said so far but the wife really likes these trucks. Are you all having any problems with the 07's as well? Minor stuff is o.k. I'm more concerned with the big stuff. Let me know and just so you know, its appreciated!
#340 of 707 Re: I will be looking at an 07 canyon this weekend [tvukelic]
Mar 27, 2009 (4:23 am)
"Tvukelic", I've mentioned this in the past, but since you're looking to buy a truck soon, I'll mention it again. I have a 2005 Canyon Z-71 SLE 4x4. I realize that it has only 26,000 miles on it so far, but except for a failed switch that activates the interior lights when the door is opened, it has been trouble free.
The other side of the coin is this....I take care of the truck! It's not a refrigerator, you plug it in and forget about till it stops running....
I use the truck primarily for winter driving, so I wash it as frequently as possible in winter, especially the underside, to keep the road salt from accumulating. When I rotate the tires, I flush the front discs/calipers with clean water, and I pull the rear drums and rinse any accumulated salt from inside there, and blow dry with a leaf blower. I change the oil regularily. I use Red Line fuel system cleaner regularily to prevent carbon deposits.
So far, it appears that my methods are working...If you and your wife like the truck, buy it!
#341 of 707 2004 Colorado Brochure
Apr 02, 2009 (1:26 pm)
My dad is looking for the 2004 Colorado Brochure available in dealer showrooms in 2004 (39 pages long). Does anyone still have one by chance? Bill 319/331-2624
#342 of 707 Re: Does anyone know? [tvukelic]
Apr 02, 2009 (8:03 pm)
Just happened to find this forum because I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with Colorados. My husband bought me a new 2006 Crew Cab that I absolutely loved body wise because I am 5'2". But we had nothing but trouble out of it since day one. It started out small, power windows messing up, etc, but then a month ago the cab filled with the smell of antifreeze. Turns out it was a leak in a heater coil. The dealership fixed it with no problem because it was still under warranty. But we could not get the anti freeze smell out of the cab. Well then, twice this week we had some major smoke come out of the exhaust when it was started. We hadn't read about all the problems with the heads on these trucks, but we figured we were getting ready to have a major problem and with only 1000 miles left on the warranty, we worried if we waited around too long we would be screwed. To make a long story short, we went today and traded for a 2009 Silverado. I was hesitant at first because of my size, but after driving it home, I absolutely love it!! I loved the size and look of my Colorado, but it just wasn't worth dealing with all the problems. My advice: DON'T BUY ONE!
#343 of 707 A/C Has a Bad Smell
Apr 11, 2009 (5:49 am)
I have a 06 Colorado 4cylinder, I have had it for a couple of months and noticed when I run the A/C it smells very musty. Any solutions or experience with this. Mike
#344 of 707 Re: A/C Has a Bad Smell [texas914]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 11, 2009 (7:58 am)
it's mold in the AC vents. You can find various sprays online or in stores that deal with this but in extreme cases you have to take the vents out and wash them, and sometimes dig into the heater core area as well.
One good habit is to run the heater through the vents now and then to dry them out.
I've heard that changing the cabin filter (if your vehicle has one) might help but I can't verify that one way or the other. Unless it proves to be moldy itself, I rather doubt it would help.
#345 of 707 Re: A/C Has a Bad Smell [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 11, 2009 (1:01 pm)
another prevension is to run AC on normal mode the last 10 min. or so if you are using the recirculate feature a lot.
#346 of 707 Re: Re/ cylinder head replacement [leadfoot4]
Apr 17, 2009 (3:43 pm)
My 2006 colorado has 145,000 miles on it and was running great until just yesterday I was driving it and it shut off on me and on the dash display it read reduced power and the key wasnt able to start it, but my remote starter would.
#347 of 707 Re: Re/ cylinder head replacement [bearsrnum1]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 17, 2009 (3:55 pm)
If you have a voltage drop during engine cranking, this may cause this very thing to happen.
You should read the code set by the ECM. If it has anything to do with the throttle this is probably what happened.
You should load test your battery or if it is the original, just replace it, reset the codes and see what happens. Don't replace any parts yet.