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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Engine, Truck
#647 of 706 Re: Low idle/check engine light/ tire alignment [longrunner1]
May 31, 2012 (3:07 pm)
my bad.map sensor controlls vaccum pressure for heavy loads
#648 of 706 Re: Engine I5 head [tm4]
Jun 01, 2012 (9:45 pm)
I am probably to late but do not drive the truck. When the truck misfires it starts to pour gas through the motor. I know this because i was watching my gas gauge go strait down. I took in the vehicle and asked them if my gauge was going bad but they said that it was over filling the cylinders to make sure that the truck would still drive. the head is bad if you have not had it replaced yet.
#649 of 706 2nd Owner, Head Replaced 6-7K, Problem Back!
Jun 04, 2012 (3:34 pm)
I have an '05 Crewcab I5, Z71LS purchased just 6 months ago w/95000 miles, the head was replaced 1 to 2000 miles prior to my purchase. Today my mechanic confimed that the miss it developed last Friday wasn't a bad spark plug or coil, it's a bad valve, valve spring, lifter, with a compression of 30 it's definetly in the head somewhere! So back to the dealer to see if my "new" head has a warranty & if it extends to 2nd owners. To be continued.
#650 of 706 2006 GMC CAYNON MOTOR TROUBLE
Jun 05, 2012 (5:57 pm)
Well we just had our 2006 GMC CANYON truck in at GM and found out that CYLINDER 5 needs to be rebuilt. So for a Price of a GOOD USED VEHICLE we can fix this piece of crap! Thank God that I have a 1993 Isuzu Trooper with 435 000 km on it that is 100% reliable for a 2nd vehicle I bet GM wishes they could say the same thing for there's. We just rolled over 107 000km and after reading all of your troubles I am certain this is the last GM for me!!!
BAIL OUT !!! BAIL OUT !!! People they were only trying to tell us to BAIL OUT!!!
They know they have a problem and what have they done to fix it ?????
GM made our government responsible for there finances / they should have looked after ours and let that big ship sink, it would have sent a powerful message to big business to bring quality back to North America!!!
BYE BYE GM BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!!!
#651 of 706 Re: 2006 GMC CAYNON MOTOR TROUBLE [hitchhikin]
Jun 06, 2012 (7:10 am)
Good morning hitchhikin,
I know that vehicle repairs can be frustrating, but it sounds as though your mechanic was able to narrow down the source of your concerns. I see that you're using kilometers as your unit of measure and am guessing that you're writing from Canada; if you had wanted to speak with GM of Canada (Customer Assistance) they can be reached at 800-263-3777 (Hours: M-F 7:30am - 11:30pm, Sat 7:30am - 6:00 EST). I would offer to look into this further myself but am unable to assist customers outside of the United States.
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#652 of 706 Re: 2nd Owner, Head Replaced 6-7K, Problem Back! [pianoman435]
Jun 15, 2012 (8:17 pm)
A used S10 would have been a better choice. The 4.3 liter V6 is a far more reliable engine than the Colorado's 5 cylinder engine.
#653 of 706 H3 3.5L Head/ Valve Concern
Aug 04, 2012 (2:46 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 H3 with 70000 miles. It experiences a rough idle. Post purchase, I find out about the valve seat issue. The direct question; is GM warranteeing the valve seat and/ or head replacement on this 3.5L Engine?
I did locate the following and my VIN# falls in to the list.
#PIP3935D: Misfire At Idle Due To Leaking Intake Valves - Supplement To 07-06-01-011 - keywords 2.8L 3.5L compression controls cylinder driveability DTC engine excessive head high L52 LK5 leakage leakdown low - (Mar 18, 2008)
Subject: Misfire at Idle due to Leaking Intake Valves - Supplement to 07-06-01-011
Models: 2004-2005 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon
2006 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon
and Last 6 of VIN Less than 287698
2006 Hummer H3
and Last 6 of VIN Less than 287591
#654 of 706 Re: H3 3.5L Head/ Valve Concern [jeassey]
Aug 04, 2012 (4:33 pm)
If we can check into this further for you, jeassey, please send us your name, contact information, and the last 8 digits of your VIN at socialmediagm.com
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#655 of 706 2005 Canyon 3.5L Head/Value Concern
Aug 06, 2012 (7:13 pm)
i have a 2005 GMC Canyon , experiencing rough idling. just found out that they have value seat issues. it's coming up with a misfire code. my last 6 Vin numbers are less than 287698. Is GM warranteeing the value seat/head replacement on this 3.5L engine?
#656 of 706 Lost Chevy loyalty
Aug 14, 2012 (1:16 pm)
I own a 2006 Colorado Crew Cab. After all the problems ( several brake pedal switches, A/C problems , rear brake lamps , cam shaft sensors, and now check engine lights w/ misfires). I surrender my Chevy loyalty to " Nissan of America".
I just gave my local chevy dealer the last check I will ever write for repairs to a Chevy vehicle.
It just cost me $567.80, for a check engine light and A/C problem, that returned the next morning, and be told to have it towed , we'll check it again.
After going again I was told its mass air sensor , that we wont have till tomorrow, but you can drive it till then.
Hopefully its not the know issue with the valve intake leak, which they don't even mention. I just want to get it running so I can trade it in for a Nissan Titan.
I have bought maybe 9 or 10 new Chevies over the years, this Colorado will be my last.
Good Bye GM , I can see your on your way out. Please just close up , don't screw millions more before you close your doors. All of your engineers should be fired anyway, they are useless!