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Old 01-05-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Broken Axle

Right side axle joint just broke in half. I thought these were supposed to be the upgraded axles? Car has a little over 1700 miles. I had the car in first gear and rolled into it at about 20mph and all of a sudden it sounded like a shot gun went off. This is the second new camaro that I have bought within 6 months and have had major issues with. The first one was a valve spring in the motor that let go...this sucks.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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Ouch....Hope it gets fixed soon man.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Hope it was a freak accident and your parts don't take too long to come in.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about that
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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Wow, sorry to hear about this. Hope you get everything taken care of quickly.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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Right side axle joint just broke in half. I thought these were supposed to be the upgraded axles? Car has a little over 1700 miles. I had the car in first gear and rolled into it at about 20mph and all of a sudden it sounded like a shot gun went off. This is the second new camaro that I have bought within 6 months and have had major issues with. The first one was a valve spring in the motor that let go...this sucks.
I'm curious what modifications did you make if any?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #7
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I'm curious what modifications did you make if any?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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Sucks. Shake it off. I do that all the time in my SS with no issues. Bad part.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:14 PM   #9
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Wow that sucks I thought you added a supercharger or something like that . Wish the zl1 differentials were stock on the 1le.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:55 PM   #10
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Call me crazy but I had the same issue with my SS. I drove it home the first day and it broke a valve spring with 60 miles on the ODO. Then it was in the shop again a month ago and all the valve springs weren't up to spec either. I swear, there is something weak about these valve springs.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #11
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Must be a defective part.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:50 AM   #12
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Yeah a CAI should've not done that. Did you get a chance to look at the part and see if it broke right around a crack/nick/chip etc. in the shaft? Must be a defective part.

Really sorry to hear that though, wish you all the best and I wouldn't worry about it too much, you are under warranty and a half shaft is not that bad to replace at the dealer. Valve springs is another deal.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #13
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The axle broke at the joint going into the diff. I really hope it was just a bad part but the car does wheel hop a good bit more than the ss did.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:04 AM   #14
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Sorry to hear about that. Hope all goes well.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:54 AM   #15
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My drivers side broke on my 1LE with less then 500 miles on the odo. It was a little cooler out here temperature wise so my tires had little heat in them. In second gear i started to lay into it and got more excessive wheel hop then usual, And before I could get out of it BOOM!! It spent Christmas in the service dept.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:02 AM   #16
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Wheel hop is certainly the culprit of most broken axles. I wish GM would just put better rear trailing arms in these cars... anything to stop all the wheel hop. I'm sure it will never be resolved but it would certainly reduce the amount of warranty claims.

If you can buy a set of pfadt, bmr etc arms that stop or greatly reduce wheel hop then GM can do it for alot less than replacing broken shafts I would think.

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:09 PM   #17
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Wheel hop is certainly the culprit of most broken axles. I wish GM would just put better rear trailing arms in these cars... anything to stop all the wheel hop. I'm sure it will never be resolved but it would certainly reduce the amount of warranty claims.

If you can buy a set of pfadt, bmr etc arms that stop or greatly reduce wheel hop then GM can do it for alot less than replacing broken shafts I would think.

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And you also want to tighten up those bushings. I understand 1LEs, just like the SS, needs firmer bushings. I have solids, but unless you are serious about tracking, go with inserts. I wish I did. But I do not miss rear step out. I noticed that on the drive home from the dealer. That I have cured.

And I also have been advised a non-stock wheel alignment can help. I have the bushings and Trailing Arms, but on occasion I still get wheel hop.
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