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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 1SB LS Z85 Crew Cab 126.0 WB

2004 Chevrolet Colorado
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Rear Wheel Drive, Crew Cab
20 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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July 8, 2012, 9:41 am

Diane Z

Question: Solenoid canister vent?

I have to replace the solenoid canister vent (something involving the gas vapor recapture) in my 2008 Colorado. This is a nuisance repair that is expensive - quote $400. The truck will run just fine if I don't do the repair, but it won't pass emissions. Is $400 a reasonable cost for this repair? Is there a bypass?

July 12, 2012, 10:16 pm

Richard W
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There is no bypass. $400 is an ok price for the repair.

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July 13, 2012, 3:31 am

Diane Z

Well thanks for the info. It is a nuisance repair. If I had not already paid for the diagnostic, I would not bother (and a friend of ours said he bypassed the sensor & just took his chances with emissions testing). This truck is starting to nickel & dime me to death with repairs & I am not done paying for it. Blahhh...

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July 13, 2012, 8:52 pm

Richard W
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Not sure what you are using it for. But if you are using it for a work type tryck they are not the best for that.

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July 14, 2012, 5:09 am

Diane Z

It is a family vehicle that gets used to haul the trash cans to the end of the road, trips to the dump, etc. Whenever we needed a truck for something, no one with a truck was available. It really is a nice ride and good for light hauling.

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