Holden Colorado 2011 Problems

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Holden Colorado 2011: Problems with the crankshaft

Answered by CarsGuide 30 May 2020

It’s very difficult to diagnose problems over the phone, just as it is via this website. But, I’d be taking the vehicle straight back to the mechanic in question, because whatever is wrong is going to be fairly major.

In the majority of cases, an engine with a broken crankshaft won’t run. In fact, it won’t even turn over. Sometimes, it will still run, though, and the symptoms you’ve described are spot on for that. Either way, a broken crankshaft is one example of what’s called catastrophic failure and a new crankshaft (at the very least) is the usual result.

But those same symptoms can also be the result of a loose harmonic balancer. And here’s the clue: The harmonic balancer has to be removed to replace the front crankshaft seal (which was done the day before the problems started). If the balancer is not reinstalled correctly, it can start to wobble, tear up the new seal and make all sorts of noises and vibrations. The bad news is that often, the wobbling balancer destroys the end (called the snout) of the crankshaft in the process, so even though the crank is not broken or snapped per se, it may still need to be replaced. It does seem like a fantastic coincidence that the balancer started wobbling the day after it was removed and refitted. That said, if the crankshaft has failed, then a coincidence is precisely what it might be.

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Holden Colorado 2011: What type of engine does my car have?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Jun 2019

Yes, it is a common rail diesel engine.


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Holden Colorado 2011: Leaking air filter after servicing

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Aug 2014

It looks like you’ve reached a stalemate. Ryco has told you there is nothing wrong with its filter and are obviously happy to leave it at that. I suggest you sit down with them and discuss your concerns face to face. If that doesn’t achieve a resolution, then take it to consumer affairs.

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Holden Colorado: Wrong sized wheel nut

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Dec 2012

We have asked Holden to check your claim and get back to us with a result of their investigation.

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Holden Colorado 2011: Inaccurate Speedo

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Nov 2012

Yes, it is within the law, and no, there's not a lot you can do about it. If it's any consolation everyone else is in the same, or a similar boat. The best solution is to estimate the actual speed using the GPS results and drive accordingly.

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