Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Southern Michigan
I took my 2007 Colorado LS in this A.M. to have a block heater installed (Kat's 11455). However, the mechanic said he could find no place to install it (threaded freeze plug), as per my diagram (TS01-709). He stated that he looked in the area on the side of the engine, accessible from the driver's side wheel well, with the wheel and the skirting removed. What is going on here? No threaded freeze plug there for my model, or is the mechanic in error?
Also, they told me that my starter was drawing 150 amps whereas it should only be drawing about 100, so that could be why my truck is so difficult to start (and starter does not want to disengage when key is released), in very cold weather (in the teens and below). The truck was warm when they checked the amps, so I imagine that when very cold, it would draw more than 150 amps. Furthermore, he said that when a starter draws 200 amps, he counsels for a new starter. Does all this sound right to you guys?
Should I be looking for a new mechanic?