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#513 of 707 2005 Colorado Misfiring, not shifting, and RPMs fluctuating
Oct 16, 2010 (9:23 am)
Bought a 2005 Chevy Colorado from Ed Morse in WPB FL, when they closed, they threw out all their records. I found out afterwards also they sold me a truck that had been a rental, so every jerk that got thrown out of his apartment, rented my truck for the day before I got it. At 29K engine misfired on #4. Throttle body cleaning, injector cleaning didn't work. waited 2 months wiht it in the shop to replace the cylinder head, still does it. Poor gas mileage, had two dealerships and three local guys repair it, clsoe to a thousand bucks lighter each time. Each time they reset the computer and within a few weeks light comes on again. Engine runs rough, poor mileage. This morning, rpms all over between 600 and 300 trying in gear, thought I was going to die. This truck has been a problem since I got it and it stays fixed for a couple weeks and the light comes back on.
Oct 18, 2010 (9:50 am)
Ri1958 mentions a fuel cap recall. Does anyone know the details of this recall, or maybe a recall for the truck? My 05 Colorado Z71 might be the worst vehicle I've ever owned (running a close 2nd to an 88 Bonneville). It's clearly a lemon with many electrical problems.
Recently, my Fuel Cap warning light displayed, went off after a restart and then came on again a week later. After shut down and restarting 2 hours later, the engine light came on. The engine light went off for awhile but has since come on again. The Fuel Cap light goes on and off irregularly. Is this an electrical problem or actual problem (I did read code P0455: EVAP System Leak)? A GM mechanic advised that it's $600 for the test to determine what parts need replacing! Apparently, there are a number of parts that, if defective, will trigger code P0455.
The no-start Gremlin also showed up again on 10/15/10 after an extended absence. Iíve had inadvertent no-start symptoms for over 2+ years but the problem has never been determined or discovered by the dealer (they had the truck for over a week once). Of course, GM will not cover this issue because I can not provide proof the problem was first addressed within factory warranty.
There are numerous posts on Edmunds forum about the no-start Gremlin, Jhacket (reply 505) and crashrecovery (507) most recently. Why wonít GM acknowledge this problem? Can anyone provide more information about codes B2960 or B1383 mentioned by crashrecovery? Are these codes the actual problem and how much will it cost to fix? Does anyone know if GM will cover this problem as a known defect?
My ABS Fault warning light has also displayed on and off since 8/2008 approximately 1 month after the dealer did a brake job. They claimed it had nothing to do with their work but they were happy to advise that the right front hub wheel bearing assembly and sensor needed replacement ($800+). I replaced the parts for less, albeit not at the dealer, yet the warning light still came on and the ABS braking still didnít work. I tried replacing the sensor again and now the ABS braking kicks in inadvertently on dry pavement, then the light comes on and the ABS stops functioning. What gives?
Clearly, these trucks have major defects, many of them electrical. This truck is bleeding me, as Iíve easily invested close to $2G in repairs beyond the factory warranty, and that doesnít cover the GM costs within warranty.
Since 05, Iíve had problems with:
4W self engagement
Tie rods (replacement within 20K)
Transfer case control module & leakage
Front axle seal leakage
Emergency flasher module self activation
Trailer hitch harness inoperable
Defective front seat cover
Throttle body, actuator
Injector feed wire breakage
Brake lamp switch
Cylinder head and intake valve replacement
ABS braking system default
EVAP system default
Is this normal or does anyone know if I might qualify for the Fed lemon law. I was a previous S-10 owner and only experienced typical maintenance, wear and tear problems.
Seeking inexpensive help or suggestions. Any answers are appreciated. Thanks.
#515 of 707 Re: Engine I5 head [rocketman67]
Nov 20, 2010 (4:59 am)
Toyota Tacoma wins 'Hands Down' - No Comparison.
Government Motors ploy to discredit Toyota in order to keep
General Motors employee retirement funds financed.
Apple Pie & Chevrolet no longer relate. If Toyota is out of the question - Transfer to Ford. No government ownership involved there.
#516 of 707 Re: Fuel Cap recall? [stringpuller]
Nov 20, 2010 (9:33 am)
I hate to say it, but your issues are a faded nightmare, as I too had the same issues you speak of with my 05 Colorado. My best advice would be to get rid of it as quick as possible. I find myself up side down in my current vehicle, but so much easier to deal with a bigger payment, than those repair bills on top of current payment. Colorado's are just junk, although there are some people whom have them and don't have the problems, but seems a rare find. Again, with the problems your dealing with at this point, it will only continue, and from what I've read, there is no help from GM on its way..cut your loses and move on..good luck to you
#517 of 707 computer problem possibly
Dec 25, 2010 (8:49 am)
Just wondering if anybody can help me before i bring my truck to a dealer I have an 04 colorado and the truck does not go over 30mph, the indicator reads reduced power. Can anyone relate to the same problem?
#518 of 707 Re: Fuel Cap recall? [mxer2]
Dec 25, 2010 (1:39 pm)
You are as miserable as I have been the last 3 years. I have a 2006 GMC Canyon. It has a 2.8 liter 4 cylinder. It never runs good. It idles rough. The check engine light is off and on all the time. The last time I brought the truck in it was some actuator and they cleaned my throttle body and adjusted the fuel with a computer. Costed me over 310.00. It fixed the problem for a while. Now it's doing it again. I brought it back to them and they said I needed to replace my whole fuel system. From my fuel pump, injectors, lines cleared and new fuel rails. I don't know who to believe anymore. This truck has cost me a mint. I had a 1998 Isuzu Hombre and put 538,000 miles on it and never had problems with it. What kind of junk had GM built here?
#519 of 707 Re: 05 colorado reduced power mode curse [ohcolorado]
Dec 25, 2010 (1:46 pm)
I have an 06 GMC Canyon and I am having the same problem with my blower motor. The blower only blows on the high speed. My driver side light olso fogs up. I am also having a bad idle problem. It misses horribly at idle. Does anybody know why. I would love to know why it does this.
#520 of 707 Re: 2008 Canyon engine [vegantony]
Dec 25, 2010 (1:49 pm)
It takes those few seconds for the oil to get pumped into the engine parts. That means for 2 seconds your mechanical part are going oiless.
#521 of 707 Re: GM Customer Service [sean91]
Dec 25, 2010 (2:14 pm)
Yeah it is 436045744. Verify please.
#522 of 707 Re: 2006 GMC Canyon-Recall. [passion43]
Dec 25, 2010 (2:55 pm)
Is this cam shaft actuator fix these dealerships have been doing to peoples vehicles a big coverup for something GM is trying to hide. Would a cam shaft actuator make an engine run good for a while if it was another problem all together. Somebody please investigate this. I am tired of replacing cam shaft actuators. Maybe GM needs to buyback all these vehicle lemons.