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Chevrolet Colorado



  • motorhead1motorhead1 Posts: 111
    I have a 2004 4x4 with a I5 and auto trans. I have had the thing to go into four wheel drive buy it`s self 4 times. This always happends when I am turning in where there is a bump. Has anyone else had this problem?
  • mike2250mike2250 Posts: 29
    does anyone else have alot of racket from the tailgate when going over a bump. If so how did you correct it. It seems most often when there is less then a full tank of gas. thanks
  • crsdlscrsdls Posts: 4
    I just backed my 2004(Colorado 4X4 LS Crew Cab I5) into my driveway and it was almost like I was backing with the parking break on It even squealed the tires which I never do. It sounds like the same thing I guess but It is going to the shop in the morning. :lemon:
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    sounds like you have it in 4 wheel drive. Check and PUSH the 2 wheel drive button, maybe it's stuck in 4 X 4
  • vferrarovferraro Posts: 1
    I have had this problem several times. Also happens when the truck is turned left sharply. Slips into 4 wheel drive. My dealer says it is called a phantom shift but GM has not issued a recall bulletin for this yet. I have had this happen at least 5-6 times with my 2004 4x4 I5 crew cab.
  • hainahaina Posts: 6
    I have a 2005 4x4 I5 and have been experiencing what I thought was the Exhaust valve problem what other trucks have been experiencing. But what turns out the BUZZING and lifter knocking sound is #PIP3811 "Rattle Noise form bottom rear of engine at 2000-3000 RPM--Keywords accelerate bellhousing buzz clatter detonation end hot housing idle knock load lower ping shaft spark." Another words on rare occasions, a light detonation/rattle type noise may be experienced around 2000-3000 RPM under light load/acceleration with the engine at operating temperature. I can hear a light buzz sound when the engine is cold and I can hear a light knocking sound, like a lifter knocking at around 2000-3000 RPM only on acceleration in drive. CANNOT duplicate the sound when it is in neutral reving the engine to 2000-3000 RPM . The Dealer is aware of the Service Instruction "PIP3811" and a repair is being developed to address this noise; They have not yet found a cure to fix the problem.
    As for the Service Bulletin #04-06-04-081C Exhaust Valve Springs, they said it only applies to the I4 engine not the I5. Can someone concur with that SB?
    I hope this info can help out with anybody else experiencing this buzzing, vibration problem.
  • My brake light switch has gone out twice!!! 2004 Colorado

    I will never buy another GM product.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    My brake light switch has gone out twice!!! 2004 Colorado

    I will never buy another GM product.

    brake light switch is a heck of a good reason for never buying a GM vehicle. Go buy a Toyota. Make that a Prius so you can pay out $5000 for a new video screen after warranty. Park it on a steep hill and it shuts down to be towed, spin the wheels in the snow and it again shuts down for a trip to the dealer. Try backing it up a hilly driveway. Can't be done. Buy one so I can see what you have to say about them. :P
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  • p100p100 Posts: 1,116
    You mean they kept the same cheap interior plastics that made the previous models look so cheesy? This is not encouraging. I was hoping for a nice gutsy V6 engine, and a 5 or 6 speed manual availability in the crew cab, as well as a decent looking interior with cloth inserts on door panels.
  • 1rg1rg Posts: 6
    Hi I'm new to this site. I have a 2005 Colorado, 3.5L 5 cylinder, 2 WD and 5 speed manual. No toys. Since new it has had a "hesitation" in the engine between 1500 and 2500 rpm and it occurs in any gear. GM is incapable of "looking" let alone "finding" it and are now looking for similar trucks to mine so they can see if this is a common problem. What they will do when they do is anybody's guess.
    Has anyone else had or got this problem? If so please contact me as to how you fixed it. The problem is driving me nuts.
    Has anybody installed a proper hand brake on one of these trucks. If so how did you go about it. The foot brake makes for interesting towing techniques.
    Thanks, RG
  • mike2250mike2250 Posts: 29
    does anyone know the resistor value of the performance chips as those advertised on Ebay for $10 to $40. I know a resistor is all that is needed and no wires need to be cut. It installs to the two IAT wires. I just need to know the value. thanks
  • p100p100 Posts: 1,116
    Better yet, buy a Volkswagen. You may go through 8 brake switches in the first two years! Among other problems.
  • 1rg1rg Posts: 6
    I see you have also encountered GM's I don't give a damn attitude. I too have a 2005 Colorado with 3.5l motor and 5 speed manual. It hesitates at between 1500 and 2500 rpm in any gear. It also backfires when starting hot. It's fuel consumption is lousy.
    The DSR has experienced all the symptoms and is still wandering around like a lost fart looking for a vehicle like mine to compare. You would think with the VIN number they would be able to find one. They found five in the states but couldnt access them. Why? The DSR was on vacation and his deputy was too busy and mine was not a critical problem. To who?? I know at least two others were sold in our area, south western Ontario, at about the same time as mine, one at the same dealer was delivered a month earlier and the one I tested before I ordered mine. Now they say that until they can find another one doing the same they won't do anything about it. Last GM I buy if this is their "modern attitude".
  • well My did go out and I took it in for the recall they fixed it about a month later it went out again! I told the dealer this was the second time and that it was half way to a factory buy back and he really got kinda nervous said they would check it out, they replaced the switch which was done four days ago, so far so good!
    But I would not use that as my only excuse not to buy chevy again! I am an ASE certified master mechanic I work on all makes and trust me I see the other problems the other makes have, this is why I will only drive GM makes, trust me on this :shades:
  • leadfoot4leadfoot4 Posts: 593
    I took this TSB number to my dealer, and all he said is that it was an addition to a previous TSB. I was assuming it was to replace the flappers with a revised part that didn't vibrate in the air as much, but my dealer said that no new parts are mentioned.

    Anybody have any additional info on this??

  • i have a 2004 chevy colorado and same problem with the hesitation. i have about drove my self nuts trying to get it fixed. it is a 3.5 with 5 speed and no one can seem to find what it is. when i go and ask for chevy to find out i get well no codes come up. i know what i feel and code or not it needs to be fixed. if you do have an idea please do let me know. i am lost and need help soon.
  • Just a thought; I had this problem in my Vette and the only telltale that I happened to see by accident,was a wild tach needle while the hesitation was occuring. It turned out to be a tach filter (filters out stray electronic noise that could effect the tach signal.)
    It took forever for them to figure it out because no one had ever had one go bad. So watch your tach needle to see ifit fluctuates wildly.
  • 1rg1rg Posts: 6
    This is to both mike2250 and gigglein. I have stumbled across a partial fix. I had just had a letter from GM stating that "all Colorado Canyons with 5 speed transmissions and 5 cylinder engines do this and it is a trait of the vehicle and they will do nothing about it".
    In frustration something made me turn on the ignition but not start the truck. I then pressed the accelerator "to the floor" three times rapidly and something, I assume the PCM let out, via the radio, three or four "beeps". The next time I drove the truck it seemed better. The hesitation is still there but not nearly as pronounced. It also seems to have more "guts".
    What I did I have no idea but a mechanic relative says he thinks I "reset" the relationship between the throttle position sensor and the computer. The "backfire" is still there when starting hot but as TECH said maybe it's just a little unburned fuel from the shut down. Try it and let me know. Maybe I'll prove to GM yet that they don't have a clue what they are building anymore.
    As to mike's suggestion about the tach, no, mine is rock steady. 1RG
  • I'm tired & frustrated. Any suggestions on what tire I should consider for replacement of the General Ameri-Junks on my 2004Colorado Crew Cab 4x4 Z71 package? Tire size is P265-75 R15. Thanx
  • 1rg1rg Posts: 6
    I have a 2005 5 speed regular cab. I too hated my 205/75/15 General junks. Truck "wobbled" every time you crossed a rail track or anyting like that. TRowing my camper was a nightmare even with 45 psi in them. I traded them for four Yokohama 215/70/15's and what a difference in handling. I am sure a 65 profile would be even better but the change in the circumference would start to effect the speedo too much for my liking. I am running standard 6" rims. RG
  • I put Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor on my 2006 3.5 4x4 reg cab and think these are the best tires I've ever had on any truck.
  • Any advice on buying a Colorado Crew Cab. It is a '05 4WD LS Z71. Mileage is 19600. Looks to be in excelent condition. I think I can get the truck for $19000 tax & title included.
    Z71 Suspension
    Air Conditioning
    Power Steering
    Power Windows
    Power Door Locks
    Tilt Wheel
    Cruise Control
    Am/Fm Stereo
    Single Compact Disc
    Dual Front Air Bags
    Abs (4-Wheel)
    Bed Liner
    Towing Pkg
    Alloy Wheels

    Any input would be great.
  • well try to get a little better deal. i love mine but is has a hesitation in it, cant seem to get it repaired by chevy. so i say great but first i say look around. if you realy like it drive it up a steep hill under a load and then see if you like it. DAN
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I have a 04 Z71 Crewcab and have been up and down Pikes Peak with plenty of power and no hesitation in 20K.
  • Has anyone heard of any upcoming discounts on the 06 Colorado's. When would be the best time to buy an 06 model?
  • the best time never
  • 1rg1rg Posts: 6
    Well I now have two letters from GM, one from their "customer service" and now one from "the office of the president of GM Canada" that my problems with my Colorado are, so to speak "in my head" and therefore they will do nothing more for me.
    Quite an ironic joke to see the add for a "100,000 km warranty" next to this window as I write. Of course they can offer that. They don't honour it anyway. It could be a million ks for that matter. It still just adds up to another big "0".
    Buy another GM product? Good luck!!
  • i have got no place with chevy. i ike my truck but was also told it is nothing and in my head. well i will never ever buy anotherchevy. i for one will pass what i have found out about chevy to all that will listen. i am not sure if i a single person can drop sales but i know i can in my area. i dare say that 85% of the my buds have trucks and most buy new every few years. well i bet a chevy wont be saught after.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    :shades: Ok, good bye :P
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