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#25 of 65 Re: '05 Colorado Crew 5 cyl auto rear end [fas]
Dec 05, 2009 (12:02 pm)
Yes I have a 2006 chevy colorado i bought brand new and I hate it so bad, ive had so many problems including what you mentioned and it occured the same way i would back out of a driveway to leave and thenm go forward and the tires would lockup and actually squell so after finally having enough of it i brought it in and they replaced the rear end but only would do it if i aggreed to buy all four new tires. Bullshit i was actually not there at the time my dad was and he agreed to buy the tires which i wouldnt have doen. Before this all soon after i purchased the truck i noticed a very loud clunk that still to this day happens every day when im just driving and let off the accelerator and then get on it again there is a loud and actually jerky feeling that happens and the dealer ship says this is normal but i am not stupid and i know that this is a very bad issue and now that my warranties up theres not much i can do. The lst time i brought it in to the dealership i told them ok well what im worried about is that later on after the warranty is up my trans is going to go out or something major and the whole time it could have been prevented or replaced earlier when i told them there is something wroong i actually went as far as to contact a high up chevy rep through alot of work but he did get back to me and told me when i brought the truck in to the dealership to have them call hima and he will get to the bottom of it but of course they wouldnt and just kept telling me theres nothing wrong. So they told me they would put a note in the system saying that i have been coming in for this issue and if it were to be that something does break and its linked to the noise and issue i presented to them they would still cover it after warranty which i really doubt they will. My advice dont buy a chevy and especially the piece of shit coloado. JUNK
#26 of 65 Re: 07 colorado stick shift-transmission [polebender1]
Jan 08, 2010 (6:29 pm)
I recently purchased a used 05 Colorado with I4 and 5 speed. I am having the problem getting it into reverse. The once every 5 times being normal is a load of *!#$. I tried several times tonight to get reverse and couldn't. Drove into town (8 miles) and had to park behind a restaurant because they had no full through parking spaces. Couldn't get it into reverse there either. Putting it in first doesn't seem to help.
This was an extremely clean low mileage truck and I wondered why anyone would trade it in. I think I now know.
I am an ASE certified tech and grew up in my father's Chevy dealership. Our customers would never have accepted the "one out of five is normal" explanation, and no customer should have to.
........Think I heard something about GM in financial trouble. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Wonder why?
#27 of 65 Re: '05 Colorado Crew 5 cyl auto rear end [soldierboy69]
Jan 08, 2010 (7:21 pm)
You are one of many customers that have had problems with their Colarado/Canyon trucks. These trucks were an Isuzu design and unfortunately are poorly engineered. I have seen many low mileage Colarado/Canyons available on used car lots and I know why; many owners got rid of them because of the many problems they were having. May be you should do the same and look for another truck. Good luck.
#28 of 65 2006 GMC Canyon Shifting Hesitation
Jan 12, 2010 (4:29 am)
Hi Forum, i have a problem with my transmission shifting out that last gear. The problem started about year or so ago. The problem occurs mostly in cold weather, or thats when i notice it most often. When I start off, the shifting is fine, then when it gets to that last gear, it hestitates for a long time before it shifts. The rpm hand is regestering above the #2 on the dash board, once the shift finally change the rpm hand falls back down on the #2. Also, when I get up my speed to pass another car, the rpm hand goes really high. I had the cam shaft actuator changed on it about a month ago. GMC want replace the recall for the Engine intake valve seat . At least the GMC company that I took it too want fix it. Any one has any advise on this? I think I'm gonna have the transmission fluid and filter change. haven't changed it sense i had the vehicle.
#29 of 65 Re: 2006 GMC Canyon Shifting Hesitation [passion43]
Feb 18, 2010 (4:56 pm)
The problem you are experiencing is normal. The transmission will not shift out and lockup (4th) until the engine reaches a predetermined temperature. Usually about 8-10 minutes driving a normal speed. If you let the vehicle warm up to normal operating temperature before driving, this will not happen. By design, the downshift control operates such that it ensures the engine speed is high enough to prevent stallling when passing gear is actuated. Again this is normal and can only be changed by reprograming. Dealers either cannot or will not reprogram the computer. (Some after market shops are willing to do the reprograming when one buys their aftermarket chips.)
Unless operated in a severe environment or heavy load (heavy trailer), transmission fluid should not need changing for at least 60K or 5 years. Check the color and smell. If it does not have a burned appearance or smell bad, it should be fine.
#30 of 65 2004 Colorado error code P0756
May 24, 2010 (5:42 am)
I have a 2004 Chevy Colorado 5cyl 4WD with 110K miles and 2 weeks back noticed a small tranny fluid leak, not bad as I added a quart and still OK 2 weeks later. After washing may car I took it out and after about 2 minutes of running came to a stop light, when I started up I noticed a lack of power, almost like parking break was on but it wasn't. I could only get up to about 15 MPH and didn't noticed the RPM's up so first thought catalytic converter, OH YEAH, check engine light came on when tis all happened. I let it sit for a couple hours and now seems to be OK. I read the engine code and it was P0756 and what I could find on internet relates to tranny, possible shift solenoid. It's been fine since but reluctant to drive any distance. No slippage and shifting fine. From what I can tell the leak is from the pan gasket so that will be replaced. Anybody had a similar issue? Is the P0756 tranny related?
#31 of 65 Re: 2004 Colorado error code P0756 [gumbta2]
Jun 12, 2010 (7:00 am)
hello i got the same code just recently and my colorado is a 2005 5cyl 4wd with 112k mile and it just happen to me on a trip that caused me to turn around wich was a nightmare coming back home epecially on the hwy...but code p0756 is your transmission solenoid ( T.C.C. ) because my check engine light came on the process and after i got back in town it started shifting fine but theres a loss of power beacuse i can stilll feel it as it goes up the hill it will take time to reach 70 mph... but other than that it shifts fine the transmission control solenoid is no more than 40 bucks at a autoparts store but its vendor direct...but good luck ...
#32 of 65 Re: 2004 Colorado error code P0756 [fenix12]
Jun 14, 2010 (6:10 am)
Thanks for the info...Was it the 3-2 solenoid? What I've been able to find is that there are 4 solenoids, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 and 3-2. I had the tranny pan off and saw several but have not been able to determine which one is which. Also, the code chart notes it as the "B" solenoid but the part stores I have spoke to don't go by that. Since I cleared the code it has not come back on and seems to be shifting OK so don't know what to do, leave it alone or start replacing solenoids. I found then on line at RockAuto.com for about $15 to $25 depending on which one. According to ACDelco the solenoids for shifting 1 to 4 (3) are the same part and the 3-2 is different. When you had yours relaced did they notate the part#, and was it ACDelco.
#33 of 65 Re: 2004 Colorado error code P0756 [gumbta2]
Jun 14, 2010 (3:28 pm)
Well they didn't do that because they found out it was the cat that got clogged up and its making my muffler rattle bad now but am gonna go get my truck hopefully this weekend and take it to a transmission shop were they can pull the codes out because am still with the solenoid and solenoid b is the one i got two but so far i haven't looked myself and thats a real good price on the those solenoids normally auto zone only has them for 43 dollars but price may differ on states.. but i will let you know on that solenoid when i get an answer....
#34 of 65 Re: 2004 Colorado error code P0756 [fenix12]
Jun 15, 2010 (5:02 am)
Keep me posted. I thought clogged cat at first but when I read the code that pointed me to solenoid. Good luck and hopefully isn't to costly. Suggestion, if you have the tranny pan off braze in a drain plug, makes for easy removal next time.