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Old 09-10-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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so i think i broke a cv joint

last night i was playing with my car just as i usually do. and i did about a 4000rpm clutch dump going about 3 mph to spin the tires and i hear a loud snap and i slam onto the clutch and off the gas and exact word out of my mouth, "guys i think i just f*$ked something up". so i go to ease off the clutch and hear a teriible grinding noise and the car is like jumping!! So i stop and reach my hand back there and feel the right shaft. The cv boot strap was on the axle and the cv boot was not on right and i had grease all over my hand. so i got a tow to my dealership which was 5 minutes away good thing. so i have to go there today and get it sorted out. Im more suprised then mad at myself bc arent these rearends suposed to handle like 700 rwhp? And i should be right at 400rwhp. But i think the cv joints may have been defective bc if im sitting in the driveway and put it in reverse and ease out i hear a "click" on each side in the rear. then put it in first and it does the same thing and if i were to go back and forth all day like that it would keep doing it. My buddy said something may have been stretched and finally gave yesterday. Good thing for warranties. Oh and dont flame about the burnout or clutch dump, im sure you all do it
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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With all the LS3's breaking I am getting more and more glad I got a L99. If you saw how little tread I have left on my rears you would know I have been having fun.

Sorry about your car.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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Funny you should mention, I did the same thing to my car last night.
I was powering hard up an on ramp, was at 6000 rpm when I shifted to 2nd gear. Bang! from the rear end and grinding. Coasted to the side, looked inside the right rim and there was grease all over the place, from the outboard CV joint. Don't know if I messed up the rear end or not. I will find out more after the dealership digs into it.
It has me wondering about how the CV joints are going to handle all the superchargers being put on our cars.

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Old 09-10-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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With all the LS3's breaking I am getting more and more glad I got a L99. If you saw how little tread I have left on my rears you would know I have been having fun.

Sorry about your car.
You have the same rear axles on your L99.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:18 PM   #5
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GOOD NEWS GUYS my broken axle WILL NOT be covered under warranty bc i have 3/32" less tread on my rear tires than my front and i have an after market exhaust. So its gonn be $520 if they fix it or $310 if i fix it. Its safe to say i will never buy a new GM vehicle again
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:22 PM   #6
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GOOD NEWS GUYS my broken axle WILL NOT be covered under warranty bc i have 3/32" less tread on my rear tires than my front and i have an after market exhaust. So its gonn be $520 if they fix it or $310 if i fix it. Its safe to say i will never buy a new GM vehicle again
try another dealer, throw your stock exhaust on before you go...
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:37 PM   #7
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i would but they have my vin and everything so they will prolly just deny me there too and i would have to pay for towing again. They but the lift arms right on my rocker panels and bent them in so they WILL fix those or i WILL sue
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:40 PM   #8
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wow, this is crazy.. here comes the warranty issues.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:42 PM   #9
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I dont understand. What does the tire tread and after-market exhaust have anything to do with the failed CV joint or axle?

Ok, what about the other guy with the same problem, I wonder if his dealer refuses to cover it under warranty....
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:42 PM   #10
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wow, this is crazy.. here comes the warranty issues.
this is why i keeping it stock untill the warranty runs out.
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I think you need to contact Fbodfather or higher ups at GM about that. If GM is going to do that there will be alot of people that never buy another GM product.

I mean the put launch control on the car for you to do launches. They say this is a sports/muscle car for the 21st century. If they want to keep selling them they better not be voiding warrantys on silly stuff.

Did the car have a tune? Did the transmission have torque management adjusted or turned off. I would think as long as no to either of those the car should be covered and the dealer is just bullshitting you to get higher fees out of you for warranty work.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:58 PM   #12
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GOOD NEWS GUYS my broken axle WILL NOT be covered under warranty bc i have 3/32" less tread on my rear tires than my front and i have an after market exhaust. So its gonn be $520 if they fix it or $310 if i fix it. Its safe to say i will never buy a new GM vehicle again
Just curious, who's your dealer, and where?
I'm still waiting on my dealers results
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I dont understand. What does the tire tread and after-market exhaust have anything to do with the failed CV joint or axle?
I'm sure they are equating the discrepancy between the tire tread depth from the front and rear tires to doing burn-outs, which they are likely treating as abuse. As far as the exhaust, perhaps additional performance gains that beyond "original" specs that contributed to the axle failure????

Because the OP's dealer denied it, his information is likely flagged in the system and other dealers will not be able to warranty it, even if they wanted to do so. Sucks, but some dealers are much more picky than others.
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I just got off the phone with my dealer, Davidson-Gebhardt
Chevrolet in Loveland, CO and they will be covering it under warranty. Now it is just finding out about parts availability.
My rear tires are worn more than my fronts, too. But what's that got to do with anything? Any vehicle with any kind of performance will wear the drive tires faster than the non-drive tires, that can't be helped. Especially when they are staggered and can't be rotated.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:10 PM   #15
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GOOD NEWS GUYS my broken axle WILL NOT be covered under warranty bc i have 3/32" less tread on my rear tires than my front and i have an after market exhaust. So its gonn be $520 if they fix it or $310 if i fix it. Its safe to say i will never buy a new GM vehicle again
WOW that is some !!! Who is your dealer we need to put them on the black list.
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Congrats. And with the number of others that have broken on the site, I believe over 20 I would say it is a weak part issue and should be covered.
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that should definitely be covered. Not like you were doing something with the car that it wasn't made to handle. I would be contacting th service manager..then on up.. tires wear and 3/32 should make no difference to them. That is the worst excuse I have ever heard. GM WOULD NOT put a warranty blcok on that car for those reasons guaranteed. Dont blame GM..it's the dealer trying to get to you. Really sad to hear .
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I'm sure they are equating the discrepancy between the tire tread depth from the front and rear tires to doing burn-outs, which they are likely treating as abuse. As far as the exhaust, perhaps additional performance gains that beyond "original" specs that contributed to the axle failure????

Because the OP's dealer denied it, his information is likely flagged in the system and other dealers will not be able to warranty it, even if they wanted to do so. Sucks, but some dealers are much more picky than others.
This is why it is very important to "feel out" a dealer before you take anything in for warranty work. Dealers that do a huge amount of Corvette sales and service are good places to start. Since they are more accepting of alot of performance mods. Also try to find a dealer that needs your business. Some dealers are so busy, they could care less about keeping you as a customer.
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I wouldn't push the car till GM gets a hold of the issues with stuff breaking in the tranny and rear end, they should have issued a TSB by now for an upgraded part. this is happening way to much to not be recognized by GM.
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GOOD NEWS GUYS my broken axle WILL NOT be covered under warranty bc i have 3/32" less tread on my rear tires than my front and i have an after market exhaust. So its gonn be $520 if they fix it or $310 if i fix it. Its safe to say i will never buy a new GM vehicle again
now that is crazy
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Interesting thread. On my way up to Canada last week, I got a tire pressure sensor warning in the drivers rear tire. after a few miles it came back, and the warning reset with a restart. I got up to Zoro mufflers to do my exhaust system and bam...........grease all in my inner wheel. And at the time I was going 65 steady on the highway.

These CV boot are defective for sure. My dealer ordered my parts to replace when they come in about 3 weeks. Also replacing the axle.
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I can understand their refusal to warranty this particular part if you did any driveline mods that caused this OE part to fail. But refusing warranty because of the tire tread and exhaust mod???? There has to be more to this story.
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I just got a call from my Service Advisor, Gregg Johnson at Davidson-Gebhardt in Loveland, CO. He told me that they are overnighting a new half shaft and I should have my car back by tomorrow afternoon. Great Job Chevrolet, My faith in my choice of cars has been restored.
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I can't believe all the crying and moaning for you guys expecting GM to fix your car under warranty for you clearing abusing your car. I wouldn't expect too many cars to handle 4k clutch drops for too long before wearing down or breaking something.

I can damn guarantee I can pull up to the dealer in my 80k Z06 with a broken halfshaft and they wouldn't repair it either if I was doing stuff to my car like that..
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I can't believe all the crying and moaning for you guys expecting GM to fix your car under warranty for you clearing abusing your car. I wouldn't expect too many cars to handle 4k clutch drops for too long before wearing down or breaking something.

I can damn guarantee I can pull up to the dealer in my 80k Z06 with a broken halfshaft and they wouldn't repair it either if I was doing stuff to my car like that..
you paid 80k in 2008 for a ZO6?
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