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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Electrical, Truck
#131 of 684 Re: 2007 Chevy Colorado battery [mrwebman]
Dec 01, 2008 (12:06 pm)
Murrays auto had one that way in that price range. I would rather step up and pay the addional cost. I see a lot of posts that say go with optima and some say that the platinum diehard is better. except sears sais they dont have one.
I work construction and my battery does take a beating. I hope that is why the factory one is dying after only 1.5 years.
thanks for the reply
#132 of 684 Drivers power window, door locks stopped working
Dec 06, 2008 (6:37 am)
2004 Chevy Colorado.....problem. Truck always had fan switch problems. Dealer replaced once, and fan has never been totaly dependable since.
This new problem all started this past November. As in "MANY" of the other messages, I have read, my driver power window and door locks stopped working. The truck sat in the driveway for a few days, and wasn't used. Got in to start it, the battery was totally dead. Boosted the truck, and that's when things stopped working. Tried" ALL" the same things, everyone else has tried, but nothing worked. Went to friendly mechanic, and he couldn't figure it out, either. Driving away from mechanic, everything starting working again. Decided to get new battery, this week. Changed battery, same symptoms all over again. Went to mechanic, nothing different. Still not working.
Going to Chevy dealer garage, this week. But not if things start working again. Grrrrr.....
#133 of 684 Drivers power window, door locks stopped working
Dec 06, 2008 (1:56 pm)
Okay, what kind of timing is this. My husband got determined to get it working properly, had it apart, did some testing, and says he just cleaned off the switches and now it is all working again. This is too bizarre a problem. But such a pain in the butt. Still going to dealer for emission, but will have a talk to them and see what they think.
#134 of 684 Re: Drivers power window, door locks stopped working [cathypogo]
Dec 06, 2008 (2:48 pm)
I still have not got my truck in to get fixed. It has NOT ever started working again I admit I hoped it would. Working at least 5 weeks of 12 hour night shifts. I am not even thinking of getting my truck in until January.
I am very interested to know what you find out.
#135 of 684 Re: Drivers power window, door locks stopped working [cathypogo]
Dec 11, 2008 (10:59 am)
I ALSO HAVE AN 04. HAD FAN PROBLEMS 3 TIMES 2 TIMES WAS RESISTOR AND ONE TIME GROUND. I SUGGEST YOU HAVE A GROUND PROBLEM WITH YOUR DOORS. THE GROUNDING SYSTEM GM USED IS POOR AT BEST. GET SOMEONE THAT HAS ALLDATA OR SOME OTHER TYPE AND FIND WHERE THE POWER EQUIPMENT IN THE DOORS GROUND. I SUSPECT IT A COMMON POINT. THAT WILL BE YOUR PROBLEM. THE GROUND FOR THE BLOWER AND SEVERAL OTHER DEVICES, INCLUDING THE PCM IS LOCATED BEHIND THE AIR FILTER BOX. I HAD TO REMOVE THE DIME STORE CONNECTOR AND HARD GROUND EVERYTHING TO THE FRAME.
WE HAVE A VERY GOOD AUTO ELECTRICAL SHOP HERE AND THEY DID A LOT TO HELP ME FIND AND FIX SOME OF THE PROBLEMS. GM WAS NO HELP. THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A PROBLEM AND HAVE DONE NOTHING TO FIX. NEWER TRUCKS STILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS.'
I HOPE THIS HAS HELPED
#136 of 684 Re: Wiring problems [flacondo]
Dec 13, 2008 (5:05 pm)
I had a ditto problem on my 2005 Canyon.To start with mr battery went dead on me one cold morning.After boosting the truck the power locks and the drivers side window stopped working.Luckily the power door lock switch was replaced under warranty.but I had to buy a new battery.So much for the extended warranty.It seems this is a reoccuring problem on the Canyons.
#137 of 684 Re: Wiring problems [GrandCanyon1]
Dec 13, 2008 (8:43 pm)
Mine is broke again... And has been for the past 2 weeks maybe. Today I had some free time, so I removed the entire armrest with the switches, and took it inside. I made sure it was thoroughly warmed, but when I reattached it, it still doesn't work. So I guess I'll have to take it in for service. It better be covered under my extended warranty though...
#138 of 684 Re: Wiring problems [ECR223]
Dec 14, 2008 (8:08 am)
Better hurry, before GM runs out of cash as your extended warranty won't be worth the paper it is written on nor in time will you be able to get any parts except the usual like altinators, starters and the stuff used on most vehicles with body parts maybe in a few years coming from China with their great quality that we hear so much about. At least the insurance companies will like it as that is what they try to force on us now.
#139 of 684 Re: Wiring problems [dmathews3]
Dec 14, 2008 (8:18 am)
It'll be either week after next, or after that, when I have off of work and have time to deal with the dealership... Hopefully they're not bankrupt by then...
#140 of 684 Re: Wiring problems [ECR223]
Dec 14, 2008 (1:24 pm)
Yeah, there is someone on this forum that thinks that all the electrical problems are due to bad grounds. That may have something to do with it, but the window/door lock thing seems tied to a fried battery, and the fried battery in my case tied with with a fried fuseblock that there was a service bulletin on.
Since the fuseblock fix, no more electrical problems in a year and a half. The rub is that the fuseblock apparently took out about $800 bucks worth of stuff along the way that Chevy wouldn't cover, the battery, the BCM, the fan motor, the fan resistor... I wasn't and still am not "happy" with GM because of this. Until their remants are bought out by Toyota or Ford or something, I'm never buying another GM. There's also one more little interesting thing with the Colorado if you didn't know...
Hey, if you own a 2004-2006 Colorado, also make sure you check into the extended head replacement warrantee. This is a BIG DEAL, especially if the company ends up going belly up.
My '05 started throwing a P305 code, misfire on cylinder 5. Actually the problem may be indicated by any of the P300 codes. What it boils down to is that the valve seats aren't hardened enough and compression on one or more cylinders is about nill. My truck started throwing the P305 at 90K miles, but it can happen as early as 24K miles from some of the posts I read. It won't be covered past 100K according to the bulletin, so there's a lot of guys trying to get their trucks to throw the P300 code and get it in before Chevy bellies in. Chevy will cover the head replacement but it's not pretty. It's two to three weeks, they have to pull the head, get a new one, transfer all the valves etc over to it, and put it all back together. There's also a glitchy thing with the timing chain that involves more, like probably pulling the engine if the chain slips. There's a tool to hold the timing chain but it still slipped in three out of three Colorados my dealer did. I gotta give my dealer credit, this time, the truck is running better than ever.
The truck also had a ticking sound like lifter tick ever since I had the truck. After the head replacement it went away.
Overall it's 30+ hours of work, and thank God it was covered by GM, otherwise it would probably be $3-$5 grand worth of work. My understanding is that the covereage is extended beyond the original owner. If Chevy goes under, who knows?
The P300 codes can also be something simple, but if any of you have your truck throwing this code, you better look into it quick before GM goes the way of the Dodo.