Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Transmission Problems
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I have had manual trans for ever and this is very much not good when i buy a new truck and pay cash and come to find out, it has a 20% chance out of 100 or 1 in 5 times it won`t go in reverse. Chevy said it was normal... I would like to know.. :mad:
A customer can expect a blocked reverse shift 10 times in 50 attempts. Engineering has determined that this condition is normal.the correct procedure to follow when shifting for block out is to.
1)shift into 1st gear
2)move vehicle forward slight
3)stop and shift into reverse
well if you are in traffic and need to reverse fast or back out of the way of a train your screwed.but my mom 73 who has had stick shifts alot and drives tractor told chev that if anything happens to her because she can`t back up they are responable,because they know the problem.She also wrote to the bbb.Well 13 letters in all.I also sent stuff to t.v. to get the word out about 06-07-colorado/canyon/hummer h3/pontiac Solstice/07 saturn sky.About the normal 5 speed trans the won`t go into reverse 20% of the time..If anybody wants me to send the paper-work let me know :confuse:
I seem to have a new problem. when it is cold (rare in NC) it feels like I am starting off in second gear. It goes away after a 5 min warm up. I am going back to the dealer before my 36000 runs out.
Anyone notice this?
and after giving the the standard BS. they "serviced" the rear, and it still had the problem. GM told them to replace the rear.
Anyone out there thinking it is going in 4WD, it might be the rear "auto locking" rear
My '05 Colorado 4X4 with the automatic transmission just started doing this with about 58,000 miles. I am trying to determine if it is related to the transmission, a transmission mount, or the limited slip rear end. I have changed the fluid and filter more frequently than is reccomended (at 25,000 and 50,000 miles) so I don't suspect that it is going bad. It acts exactly like a transmission shudder, for those of you who have ever had a marginal automatic transmission. It happens in all the forward gears.
I want to install a trans temp gauge and I was hoping someone could let me know who sells a A-pillar mount?
Checked with Summit already.
As for what I call the the reverse gear hesitation clunk, it happens too and dealer service rep told me "thats normal for this model"
Sucks as the truck is off warranty now............
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?
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.
I apologize that you are still having concerns with your vehicle. Do you currently have a case open if so what was the case number? Have you ever taken the vehicle to a different dealership for a second opinion? Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
What all did you find out & do to correct your prob?
Have you taken your vehicle into your local GM dealership to be diagnosed? Please keep me posted on any information.
Caron, GM Customer Service
today the transmission light came on. when i was driving the car would not accelerate.
any ideas what my issue is?
Now that winter is approaching I thought I’d look into fixing the 4WD. My parts guy said it’s probably the Actuator. So I bought it and installed. It seem that it is now going into 2WD, 4IH and 4Low. All seems good except the idiot lights. They stop flashing when in 4Hi & 4Low but keeps flashing in 2WD. Everything seems to be working. Back in the day the fix to this would have been “pull the bulb” Any thoughts out there?
Have you spoke with a dealer? What kind of concerns are you experiencing? Can you please email me a VIN and description of your experience? I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
Hoping someone can shed some light on this problem. My tranny seems to "slip" or "hunt for a gear". I drive the same route to and from work everyday (50-60 mph). What is really odd is that it seems to happen in the same places everyday and they are all on right-bearing turns?? It won't do it in a left-bearing turn. Tach needle flutters up and down (usually 100 - 600 rpm flux). Every once in a while on country roads, when I make a sharp right hand turn and try to accelerate, the truck rpm will spike, truck hesitates to move, drop to a lower gear (or that's at least what it feels like to me) and take off like a rocket (usually chirps the tires when it does this).
I 've had this problem since the valve spring/head recall work was done (10000 mi). I have had the dealer look at it with no luck. I had the dealer install a VDR (vehicle data recorder) to try to find the issue. No luck. They even sent a guy with me to ride to experience the problem firsthand (turns out the guy they sent with me was the guy that washes cars at the dealership). Needless to say, that got zero results.
If anyone can shed some insight on this problem, please do. The dealer has been zero help to me. I've been a lifelong GM guy. I think it might be time to reconsider.