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Old 09-06-2010, 01:22 AM   #1
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my Camaro sputtered and died!

My Camaro has been sitting in my garage for about two weeks and I finally got some time to take it out for a cruise. My son & I hopped in and decided to cruise into town today, nice and sunny. We get about two miles down the highway and the car starts to misfire, and I mean bad. I had to keep pumping the gas pedal just to keep it going, loosing all power. With the pedal to the floor, I was stilll loosing speed so I found a spot too pull over. The car kept wanting to die and had to restart it twice but it was misfiring so bad the whole car was shaking! It finally died and then the "check engine" light finaly came on. I've had my camaro for 1yr 3 months now & have just turned 10,000 miles and didn't renew my onstar subscription so I couldn't call them for a diagnosis. I had to call a tow truck and have it towed to my dealership, they put it inside for me so I know it will be safe. Problem is, its laborday weekend and I won't know anything till Tuesday!. Anyone have any thoughts on what it might be and do you think it will be covered under warranty? The camaro is all stock with no mods except for muffler delete. Help me & tell me what you think, I need to ease my mind till Tuesday.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. Could be something as simple as bad fuel. Could be worse. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:26 AM   #3
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why wont it be over warranty
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:29 AM   #4
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You should be fine with the warranty. I hope it's something easy and quick.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:31 AM   #5
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I'm sure it will be covered by warranty but if you really wanted to know you coulda snagged a code reader from AutoZone or something and read whatever code the engine is giving.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:34 AM   #6
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:37 AM   #7
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I live out in the country, Autozone is probably an hour away. I was frustrated to no end and just wanted to get it back to the dealer. If its bad fuel will it hurt the engine and if it hurt the engine would it be covered under warranty? Here in oregon we can't pump our own gas, its a state law so maybe the gas station would cover it if it hurt the engine. I don't know, just frustrated!
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:38 AM   #8
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Fuel filter , Fuel pump .....Just taking shots at it but I am sure they will get it figured out for you pretty quick..........Good luck man
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:41 AM   #9
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I live out in the country, Autozone is probably an hour away. I was frustrated to no end and just wanted to get it back to the dealer. If its bad fuel will it hurt the engine and if it hurt the engine would it be covered under warranty? Here in oregon we can't pump our own gas, its a state law so maybe the gas station would cover it if it hurt the engine. I don't know, just frustrated!
if its bad gas... i am sure they will look into it... there not dumb... they will know theres noting you could have done to stop that
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:45 AM   #10
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Fuel filter , Fuel pump , Distributor cap .....Just taking shots at it but I am sure they will get it figured out for you pretty quick..........Good luck man
Distributor cap...hmmm...
With the muffler delete, the muffler bearings might not be functioning at full capacity.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:52 AM   #11
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Distributor cap...hmmm...
With the muffler delete, the muffler bearings might not be functioning at full capacity.
Guess they dont have distributor caps? Oh well that rules that out huh? How about the radiator gasket?
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:44 AM   #12
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You guys are cracking my shit up! LOL. I checked the muffler bearings before the tow truck showed up and the radiator gasket looked good, no blow by, LOL! Gotta laugh at the situation I guess, you guys are awesome.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:16 AM   #13
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sounds like your fuel pump died...
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:31 AM   #14
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Are the capacitors getting the required amount of flux?
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:15 AM   #15
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I live out in the country, Autozone is probably an hour away. I was frustrated to no end and just wanted to get it back to the dealer. If its bad fuel will it hurt the engine and if it hurt the engine would it be covered under warranty? Here in oregon we can't pump our own gas, its a state law so maybe the gas station would cover it if it hurt the engine. I don't know, just frustrated!
lolWhen we go flying through Oregon they let us pump our own gas lol they dont want to touch the classic cars lol

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sounds like your fuel pump died...
yea fuel pump sounds like it.
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:40 AM   #16
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U gotta wonder if an animal crawled up under the hood and gnawed on wires. Any smells??? A two week storage in the garage some times does that.

I once had an exact same situation with my Tahoe.. Looked under the effin hood.. and there was a dead squirrel with his teeth wrapped around my Stability Control wiring harness. FRIED HIS lil BRAIN.. but cost me $300 in un-warrantied damage.

OH.. hit your OnStar button and have them do a diagnostic. It might save U a lotta guess work.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:25 AM   #17
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Knutor valve got a hole in it which caused it to stick open which in turn threw a code to the check engine light - not covered by warranty, but I have good news, I have a friend who needs one for parts and he authorized me to pay you $500.00, when can we pick it up?
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:28 AM   #18
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Sorry to hear that. Could be something as simple as bad fuel. Could be worse. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:56 AM   #19
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In a situation like that,,, you needed to take your son to a nice diner,, and have some "Hunchback rice and gorilla biscuits" and then make the call to the tow truck man!
Things always look better on a full tummy....
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:54 AM   #20
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Warranty has you covered. Don't worry. Just wait it out.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:07 AM   #21
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:08 AM   #22
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Tell us when you find out something. I have the muffler delete too and it doesn't affect your warranty.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:16 AM   #23
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Good luck, Warranty should cover it.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:17 AM   #24
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That sure does sound like the fuel pump. I had that happen to an old '80 Monza that was fairly new, except it just flat-out died, no sputtering.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:19 AM   #25
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That blows!! Hope it's covered under warranty. It's a shame that a car that's not even two years old is having this kind of problem. Good luck!!!
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