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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Brakes, Truck
Aug 12, 2010 (8:56 am)
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#51 of 71 My GMC Canyon Brakes?
Aug 25, 2010 (7:07 am)
My '05 Canyon is squeaking as I roll at 35 MPG or less until I put my foot on the brakes. Any ideas as to why? Wife had the brakes changed I believe while I was deployed. She can't remember exactly what was doen and didn't keep the record of the work.
#52 of 71 05 colorado brake system
Oct 16, 2010 (3:21 pm)
I've read through everyone's comments and appreciate the education it has brought me. I have mixed feelings on the brake system on my 05 colorado 2wd. I have had the e brake cables repalced as a result of them sticking. My mechanic thinks it was caused at the area where the cable takes a sharp corner from under the chasis and up through the firewall where the pedal is. The friction in this area frays the cable and eventually it gets caught up within the protective sleave.
Now for the front brakes. My colorado has 71k on it. I decided to change the front disk brakes, and I have to say they were the easiest set of pads I've ever replaced. Taking the tires off was the hard part. Had it done in about an hour and a half.
I think it may be time to change the rear brakes, but that is where it may be beyond my capabilities to do. I'd like to do them myself to save the $$ but I'm worried about what I'll encounter. plus I have never changed drum shoes before.
Any advice would help. Can a novice do this job?
#53 of 71 Re: 05 colorado brake system [srh05colo]
Oct 16, 2010 (5:36 pm)
I have 93 K on my '05 Colorado. After not using my parking brake for almost a year (the mileage per tank increased by 50 miles which shows the brake was dragging) I decided to have it fixed. The Chevy dealer diagnosed the problem as a bad FRONT cable. This was replaced for several hundred $ including labor and then they said that one of the rear cables needed replacement. At the next appointment which cost another $135.00 the problem seems to be fixed. I can now use the parking brake for parking on western Pennsylvania hills.
There is either a bad design on these components or deteriorating materials. It's a shame that on so nice an overall design as the Colorado that little flaws like the park brake system keep it from being recognized as an industry leader. Come on GM, you can do better than that.
GM has done a helluva lot of warranty work on my truck—paint issues: rust-perforation on the hood: faulty valve guide seals which necessitated a cylinder head replacement. If they build them right in the first place and we know they can, the y won't have warranty issues or unhappy owners.
#54 of 71 Re: Unknown problem with rear drum brakes on 08 colorado [fuzzy332]
May 01, 2011 (8:13 am)
? never had any problems with my 05 rear brakes. but had many problems with blower motor. repaid 2x under warranty,and went after. i e-mail gmc & complained about the problem and told them i didn't want to pay for another repiar. i also told them i wanted a permenet sulotion. so they told me to return it to the dealer and they repaired it for free. i had no moe problems with since. p.s i also let them know i was a loyal gm costumer.
#55 of 71 Re: Unknown problem with rear drum brakes on 08 colorado [brickred1]
May 02, 2011 (7:52 am)
I'm glad your concerns were addressed. If you have any questions comments or concerns please feel free to contact me.
GM Customer Service
#56 of 71 Re: Unknown problem with rear drum brakes on 08 colorado [gmcustsvc]
May 05, 2011 (3:32 pm)
Sold the '06 Colorado. It was an Extream, Blkack, 4 door. 171K miles. While the engine ran great, the rest of the truck was junk. The S10 was a far better truck. GM dropped the ball (as with most of the stuff they are putting out these days). Heater blower relay 4 times, wiper motor twice, I lost count on rear brake jobs (well over 20). Cellinoid (spelling?) for driver heated seat 2 times. And the list goes on. The I5 is solid though. Trans as well. Never had an issue. No leaks etc. Not even a tick. I used to buy a new GM truck ever 2-3 years. I now own a Nissan based 100% on how bad the customer service is with GM. I will never buy another. (8 trucks and 4 cars is enough).
To be fair, the dealer (Bill Jacob's in Lisle) did not help either. The mechanics broke my head light during an oil change and would not fess up. They leaned on it and cracked the housing. I also had to get the wires to fog lamps fixed because as the dealer said "GM screwed upt he design and water runs down the wires so the rust and brake". When they did this they put the lamps in wrong so the shake when I drive. They said that is how they where when I brought it in and wanted $800 for replacments.
GM is run by clueless people. Form marketing one down to Customer service. (how did the SSR10 work out?)
#57 of 71 Re: Unknown problem with rear drum brakes on 08 colorado [rukus2]
May 06, 2011 (7:52 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Have a great weekend!
GM Customer Service
#58 of 71 Re: Brake Rotors on 2005 Canyon. [scottmc]
Dec 19, 2011 (6:41 pm)
Thanks for the post. I had all the bolts off (only broke one socket) but the dang rotor/hub would not come off the spindle. What is the secret to getting the rotor assembly off the spindle???
#59 of 71 Re: Unknown problem with rear drum brakes on 08 colorado [brickred1]
Jan 20, 2012 (10:32 am)
My father is or (was) a loyal GM customer, i could have been one but they didn't threat me like you. I have a 06 4x4 colorado 150000 km and i had so many problems whit it. I called them to tell them what was going on and they won't do nothing. Because I always repaired it myself and I didn't went to the dealer to fix it, they won't do nothing for me. They tell me that they maybe can fix a few things but i need to pay for the diagnosis !!!?? 110$/Hour=$$$$$$$
I will let you know if i'm going to stay a good gm customer cause at the beginning i use to love that truck