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#8 of 113 2005 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab Z71 4WD w/sunroof
Dec 08, 2006 (2:56 pm)
I've had my Colorado since 2004 and it is approaching its 3 year mark. It's currently at 26,316 miles. No major problems. Only concern was that when I first picked it up, the steering fluid resevoir cable was not tightened well that leaked at the freeway and lost power steering. It is also not a major problem, but I had to replace my low beam driver side headlamp three times in the last 2 1/2 years. The passenger side low beam headlamp just went out a week ago.
As far as maintenance, I have been servicing my truck at every 7 months or 10,000 miles. Thats even before the maintenance light comes on. My dealer forgot to replace the fuel filter, which is a requirement at 26,000, so I will have them do that when I go in for the recall service on the break light.
I do notice a little vibration on the steering wheel, but it appears to go away after every service. My dealership started to add a graphite synthetic oil with the regular oil called Krex as part of their service. That seem to calm the vibration and the slight knocking at engine warm up. *knocking is natural when the engine is cold. You should only be concerened when its knocking when its hot.
Since my warranty is about to end, I am now considering on lifting the truck to about 4" higher and slapping in there some bigger tires. A couple of the aftermaket manufacturers have come out with a bolt on kit for a suspension lift for Colorado's and Canyon 4wd.
#9 of 113 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Owner Experiences [kcram]
Dec 11, 2006 (5:34 pm)
My 05 Extended cab, 2wd Z71, 5 cyl. automatic is getting over 21 every single tank when not pulling a trailer or something like that, mixed small town and short (less than 20 Mile) highway spurts. Only extended Interstate romp produced an astounding (to me at least) 26+ mpg over 1800 miles at typically 5 mph over the posted limit.
this is higher than I have ever seen reported, but no BS. It may be driving habits or how I broke it in, I dunno
#10 of 113 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Owner Experiences [pondscum]
Dec 12, 2006 (2:04 am)
I have to drive thru traffic everyday, so I get around between 19~21 mpg. However, long highway driving, I get about 20~24 mpg. My regular speed limit is 60~70 mph.
#11 of 113 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Owner Experiences [kcram]
Dec 15, 2006 (6:48 pm)
Does anyone own a 4 cylinder ?????? I want to hear about the fuel economy of the 2.8 4 banger. OR is everyone on the road Mario Andretti??? (one would think so the way everyone drives around here)
#12 of 113 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Owner Experiences [jhknight]
Dec 16, 2006 (4:10 am)
I cant attest to the mileage on the 4, but when making my purchase decision on my 05 I hunted and pondered long enough to test drive 4 cyl with both rear gears offered, they reminded me too much of my old gutless wonder 87 S10 with the 4 cyl
#13 of 113 Long term engine life
Dec 19, 2006 (5:13 am)
I have 43k on my 2004 I5 4x4. Has anyone out there that has 75k or more on there truck? I worry about reliability.
#14 of 113 Re: 2004 Colorado remote lock problem, Please Help [giz5220]
Dec 27, 2006 (9:33 pm)
Mine has a similar issue - The locks don't work, from the remote or the power lock button. I am working on it right now. It seems like, if your power locks don't function as well, that there is an open circuit somewhere between the BCM(Body Control Module) and the locks themselves. I am still looking into the issue, so I am not sure where the actual issue is.
The wiring to the driver's side door is bad, as 1/2 of the functions on the control panel don't work/don't recieve power at all. Again, a break in the wiring somewhere between the BCM and the controls/doors. Sucky.
Dec 27, 2006 (11:33 pm)
I just found out that my truck isnt governed, I bought it used so im thinking that the previous owner removed it, I topped it at 128 from some jerk off in an Altima trying to cut me off, it wasnt even close.
#16 of 113 Re: 2004 Colorado remote lock problem, Please Help [matcarlson]
Dec 30, 2006 (5:45 am)
Hello again, Mine worked for 2 weeks, and now it is doing the same thing, won't lock, and drivers window won't go down. The car dealership didn't do anything for me, because it started working again. Did anyone come up with a fix on this. Anyway we can get GM to fix this with a recall notice? Thanks for any help. giz5220
#17 of 113 Re: 2004 Colorado remote lock problem, Please Help [giz5220]
Dec 30, 2006 (6:30 am)
Try this; remove the drivers door control panel. (the window and lock buttons.) Seperate the control panel from it's electrical panel. Clean both surfaces and the terminals and pins. Reapply grease designed for electrical contacts, then do the re-install.
What appears to be happening is an intermittent fault in the electrical connection. Dirt or water in the enviornment can enter the door and cause these problems.