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Good afternoon, Forum

I recently purchased a 2016 Colorado Z71 and noticed a noise while idling that I am hoping you can help clarify.

I heard the noise one day while sitting in the garage with my wife before leaving our house. After sitting there for a while, I noticed that the truck started to sputter, or bog down, for a few seconds, then it went back to idling normally.

This alarmed me, so I attempted to replicate the problem. What I found, after several mornings of recording the truck idling, is that the noise occurs approximately 3:45 after starting the truck. It's like clockwork. It lasts for about 5-10 seconds and then returns to idling normally. I've only noticed the "sputtering" after the truck has sat in my garage overnight. As I left my house this morning, it started to sputter and sounded like it was going to stall, but the RPMs weren't dipping at all.

Does anyone know what may be causing this? Given the consistency in the time of the occurrence, it almost seems to be by design. Is there a secondary process that is taking place that would cause the engine to bog down momentarily?

I apologize for the long message. Just wanted to be a thorough as possible.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Josh
 

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Our GMC Acadia has an issue similar to yours, but it occurs much sooner than 3 minutes and 45 seconds after startup. I would say it occurs 15 seconds after startup. It happens, as you said, "like clockwork" if the Acadia has been allowed to sit overnight and is cold.

I hate that sound. For about a second, the RPMs drop, and it sounds like the engine is going to die.
 

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Good afternoon, Forum

I recently purchased a 2016 Colorado Z71 and noticed a noise while idling that I am hoping you can help clarify.

I heard the noise one day while sitting in the garage with my wife before leaving our house. After sitting there for a while, I noticed that the truck started to sputter, or bog down, for a few seconds, then it went back to idling normally.

This alarmed me, so I attempted to replicate the problem. What I found, after several mornings of recording the truck idling, is that the noise occurs approximately 3:45 after starting the truck. It's like clockwork. It lasts for about 5-10 seconds and then returns to idling normally. I've only noticed the "sputtering" after the truck has sat in my garage overnight. As I left my house this morning, it started to sputter and sounded like it was going to stall, but the RPMs weren't dipping at all.

Does anyone know what may be causing this? Given the consistency in the time of the occurrence, it almost seems to be by design. Is there a secondary process that is taking place that would cause the engine to bog down momentarily?

I apologize for the long message. Just wanted to be a thorough as possible.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Josh
Evap purge valve opening up.
Once the engine has hit a specified warm up temp, to burn off gas fumes from the fuel tank. The opening causes a momentary lean condition, until the computer compensates, so the engine kinda hiccups during it.

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Evap purge valve opening up.
Once the engine has hit a specified warm up temp, to burn off gas fumes from the fuel tank. The opening causes a momentary lean condition, until the computer compensates, so the engine kinda hiccups during it.

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I appreciate the welcome and the response, RatRacer!

So, this sounds like a normal function that I should not be concerned with? This is the first vehicle that I've owned that produces a sound like that by design.
 

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I appreciate the welcome and the response, RatRacer!

So, this sounds like a normal function that I should not be concerned with? This is the first vehicle that I've owned that produces a sound like that by design.
After 2 V6 Gen 5 Camaro's, and 3 V6 Gen 2 Colorado's, and all did/do it. The inquiries have been constant across multiple forums.
 
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Yup. . two 3.6L V6 here and both have the momentary "stumble" on a cold start.

Just normal warm up cycle while things get stabilized. Computerized engine fuel systems. . . . they tweak a lot of things.
 
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After 2 V6 Gen 5 Camaro's, and 3 V6 Gen 2 Colorado's, and all did/do it. The inquiries have been constant across multiple forums.
Ah, okay. My wife mentioned that her vehicle - 2014 Equinox - was doing something similar. Sounds like it's a GM thing.

Again, I appreciate the response!



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My first gen Colorado did the same thing but there would also be a whirring sound like someone turning on a shop vac for a few seconds.
 
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