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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Engine, Truck
#385 of 707 Re: brand new 2009 Chevy colorado 2.9 exhuast, engine issues [rcd2]
Oct 27, 2009 (6:11 pm)
Hey hows it going i have the same problem with my truck but only the low fartting noise after start up at about 10mph- 13 before second gear i took it to the dealer ship and they said that the truck does a system check at frirst gear but i think that there is a real problem with my truck help let me know whats going on and what should i do to it. by the way my truck is a 2009 2.9 4 cyl i had it for 1 year and 3 months i was the first one in California to get a 2009 model.
#386 of 707 Re: 2006 Canyon Reduced Power [jpf] & check engine light
Nov 03, 2009 (3:09 pm)
Similar problem with my 06 Colorado (I-5) rwd crew cab. The car would indicate reduced power and just die at stop lights. Turning ignition key did NOTHING for about 5 minutes. Then it would start and then die on me. At 35,000 miles and 3 1/2 years ownership car was out of warrantee (or so I thought). I took to Advance Auto for free check eng. code diagnosis which was "P0601". I googled the trouble code and learned it was the "PCM Control Module" or brain for the engine. Because this PCM has everything to do with emissions the PCM has a factory warrantee of 8 years or 80,000 miles. The Chev dealer replaced it at no charge.
Car runs fine once again...hope it lasts. I hope this info might be helpful to other Colorado/Canyon owners.
#387 of 707 Re: GMC Canyon Engine Stalling[Passion]
Nov 10, 2009 (9:48 am)
Yes, when I started looking up information about the problem I'm with my 2006 GMC canyon, u guys gave me some insight. I started tearing my room apart for that letter, and thank GOD, I found it. I took my truck at first to a GMC dealer, they told me it was bad gas, burn the gas out, then fill again with a higher octane and treatment. So, I was waiting to do all that within 2 weeks. So when I found the letter, I called them back and told me the same thing. So I called another GMC dealer and they told me to bring it in, they got a feeling that the letter I got is whats causing my truck to act up. The other dealer just probably took my 75.00 for nothing, just for running a test on it, then to tell me it's the gas. So I'm taking the truck in tomorrow morning, pray for me that this is what the problem is, and I want be out of pocket. Thanks Discussion Board for you imput.
#388 of 707 Re: GMC Canyon Engine Stalling[Passion] [passion43]
Nov 10, 2009 (5:49 pm)
I always have to laugh when a mechanic tells you it's 'bad gas'. That translates to 'I don't have any clue what's wrong' or 'I don't want to fix it'... these trucks are built to run on regular 87 octane. The worst that would happen if the octane was too low would be pinging. Next time someone gives you that song and dance, push back and insist that they fix what they built and guaranteed. If you don't get satisfaction, go up the management tree. I had that happen one time with a Ford Ranger with a bad u-joint. they tried to tell me that nothing was wrong. I took it to another Ford dealer that fixed it on warranty. I then went back to the original deal, got the boss's name and called Ford. Don't know that it did any good, but at least he probably got a phone call. And these clowns wonder why people want to buy a Toyota....
#389 of 707 Re: GMC Canyon Engine Stalling[Passion] [passion43] [harveykarisma]
Nov 10, 2009 (9:32 pm)
You are so right. The other gmc place i'm taking it too, said almost the same thing u said. Why would he tell me something like that (bad Gas). But I just pray that when I take it tomorrow, that will be the problem and they can fix it. Do you think I can get my 75.00 back from the first dealership that told me it was bad gas, from the company that sent out the letter? I'm gonna try it and see, that's if the other company fix it. Then if they do, I just may give the 1st company a call and tell them that I got it fixed and ask will I get my money back. But, I'll let u guys know if it work when they check it out.
#390 of 707 GMC Stalling, hesitation, bad Idling
Nov 11, 2009 (5:18 pm)
Well guys and girls as I said, I took my vehicle in to the dealership, come to find out it wasn't the valve seat wear that the letter speaks about. They had to replace the cam shaft actuator solenoid on the motor. They claim that I had a very bad oil build-up. It looked to them like I wasn't changing my oil, which I was but just not enough. So it caused very bad build up inside the motor. I don't want to get into very deep details about the cam shaft and what was wrong with it, but some of u would probably know. So, they gave me a price of 600.00 to fix it . This is with them flushing the motor, oil change labor parts and all that good stuff. I told them, I don't have 600 bucks, can u do something else to it that will lower the price? I said just put the part on and change the oil. They did, total cost 363.04. Still to high when u don't have the money, but I had to have it fix, before I had to replace the motor. U better believe this has tought me a lesson. Keep Your Oil Changed. So now I got to try and change my oil every 2-3 months. Man, I had tears in my eyes, when they were telling me what the cost was going to be. Do anyone no what is a good solution to put in the engine to break down oil build up? I thought about some (DAWN Dish Detergent) But, I hope this help guys.
#391 of 707 Canyon Low Power message
Nov 13, 2009 (10:47 am)
Well, regarding the "bad gas" idea, perhaps it is the way the truck's computer brain is reading on start up? Bought mine from the first-time owner at 22,000 mi this past May 2009 (he bought it in April 2006--so it was past the 3 yr warranty as I found out--but you've all said there are other longer warranties). On each of the three times it has given the Reduced Power, the gas tank has been 1/4 or slightly less AND it has been early morning when it is cooler. Once or twice with the emissions light on. Went to the gas station, filled it up, and both were off on start up with a full tank. Is it possible that it is "bad gas" in the sense that perhaps there is some humidity in the gas line--wherever the computer reads it? (Obviously I am both a car and computer neophyte.) NOw at 35,000 mi and time for another oil change. How many miles before a tune up?
#393 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [j420]
Nov 13, 2009 (2:16 pm)
I have had my 2006 Colorado I5 3.5L 4x4 for about a year and a half. It has got just over 88000 miles on it. I am from Canada, but i bought my truck from the states with 47000 miles. (went to school for a year, was driving back and forth everyday) Everything was all good, i loved my truck, but lately, in about the last 3 months or so they check engine light has been coming on for a few days at a time, then going out for a day or two, just to come right back on. My boyfriend works for a tow truck company/service shop and he hooked the scanner up to my truck, which revealed a random cylinder misfire code (i believe its code PO300) We did the diagnostic test, it came out fine when i was driving, no misfire, but when it is idling i has a major misfire in cyl. 3. I changed all the spark plugs, no luck, changed the plug in 3 again figuring maybe it was a bad plug.. nope!
One of the mechanics at my boyfriends work told me to take the coil pack from cyl 1 and put it into 3, and switch them around. I did that, no such luck. Still misfires in 3. I have been putting mid-grade gas and occassionally injector cleaner into the truck.. it seemed to help at first, but now it doesn't. I have changed the coil pack on 3.. but nothing. I am really getting frustrated with this. I love my truck and don't want to get rid of it. But there are no recalls about this issue, and typically, my warranty JUST ended. I really do not know what to do. I cannot afford to pay 4 grand to get this fixed, but i am afraid that if it goes unsolved then it will lead to way bigger issues. Is there anyone else having this problem?
Luckily, i have not had any other issues with my truck, so i am grateful for that.
Please help me!!
#394 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [tracylynn]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 13, 2009 (5:02 pm)
If you have a misfire at idle, with no engine load, I would tend to be suspicious of a vacuum leak, intake manifold leak, that sort of thing--in other words, leaking atmospheric air that is screwing up the air/fuel mixture.