Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
sjm autoprod
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Suspension / Brakes / Chassis

Suspension / Brakes / Chassis All suspension, brakes and chassis discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-14-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
robsls3
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 camaro 1SS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oaklawn, IL
Posts: 866
Driver side strut issue

Anybody have issue with the driver side top strut mount nut on these cars? Mine was loose and I retorqued it to specs. Now yesterday driving home the dam nut and top part of strut mount shaft broke off. The inside of the torx slot was rusted as hell to start with.

I had to place a temp nut on it to get it home. I got road side coming for it and now have to hope GM doesnt start a bitch fit since I retourqued it.
robsls3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 11:31 AM   #2
IPS Brandon
 
IPS Brandon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS black
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 907
Send a message via AIM to IPS Brandon
I would say this is a rare issue and have gm investigate this issue under warranty.
IPS Brandon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 01:42 PM   #3
CamaroDreams07


 
CamaroDreams07's Avatar
 
Drives: Slow V6
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Lansing, MI
Posts: 9,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by robsls3 View Post
Anybody have issue with the driver side top strut mount nut on these cars? Mine was loose and I retorqued it to specs. Now yesterday driving home the dam nut and top part of strut mount shaft broke off. The inside of the torx slot was rusted as hell to start with.

I had to place a temp nut on it to get it home. I got road side coming for it and now have to hope GM doesnt start a bitch fit since I retourqued it.
How are they going to know you re-torqued it? Good luck, that sounds terrible.
__________________
[B]
CamaroDreams07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 03:01 PM   #4
JusticePete
CamaroCross Founder
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,709
Congratulations on having such a rare failure

There should be no issue with your GM warranty. I am sorry you had such an odd failure.
__________________
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 09:22 PM   #5
robsls3
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 camaro 1SS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oaklawn, IL
Posts: 866
Well Gm is blaming me for the retorque. Now I need a strut. Anybody got one can paypal ASAP.
robsls3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 09:27 PM   #6
JusticePete
CamaroCross Founder
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by robsls3 View Post
Well Gm is blaming me for the retorque. Now I need a strut. Anybody got one can paypal ASAP.
Can you email me a copy of the RO from your Dealer please? PGB@PeddersUSA.com
__________________
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 09:42 PM   #7
Redemption
Just Because!
 
Redemption's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SIM 2SSRS
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Jose, Ca
Posts: 7,113
I am sure that the dealer should take care of this...

IF not, someone local has a stock strut sitting in a box somewhere that they can hook you up....

IF not AGAIN... Ive got one, its yours for shipping. P*YP@$L not accepted though...

Dont worry, you will be taken care of!

J
Redemption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 10:39 PM   #8
robsls3
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 camaro 1SS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oaklawn, IL
Posts: 866
Quote:
Originally Posted by JusticePete View Post
Can you email me a copy of the RO from your Dealer please? PGB@PeddersUSA.com

Once I get the car home tomarrow I can. Still at the dealer.
robsls3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 12:45 AM   #9
axis
Search Ninja
 
axis's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central Ark
Posts: 7,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
I am sure that the dealer should take care of this...

IF not, someone local has a stock strut sitting in a box somewhere that they can hook you up....

IF not AGAIN... Ive got one, its yours for shipping. P*YP@$L not accepted though...

Dont worry, you will be taken care of!

J
Way to step up man. That's EXTEMELY kind and generous of you.
__________________
2010 Black 2SS/RS A6
Halltech CF 102 fed
GPI modded intake manifold
Bo (knows) White ported TB
Kooks LT's/ Dynomax VT
Pfadted (springs/sways)
Dyno tuned by Rhino and GPI

I once parallel parked a train.
axis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:37 AM   #10
robsls3
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 camaro 1SS
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oaklawn, IL
Posts: 866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
I am sure that the dealer should take care of this...

IF not, someone local has a stock strut sitting in a box somewhere that they can hook you up....

IF not AGAIN... Ive got one, its yours for shipping. P*YP@$L not accepted though...

Dont worry, you will be taken care of!

J

WOW thanks man. Somebody else came forward with one for sale but if that falls through trust me Ill fed ex a MO to you to cover shipping cost.
robsls3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:38 AM   #11
2quick

 
Drives: none
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: in the front
Posts: 1,151
Got to love the great people on here!
2quick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 10:33 AM   #12
JusticePete
CamaroCross Founder
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,709
I would still like a copy of the RO that denied warranty.
__________________
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 04:44 PM   #13
seddon

 
seddon's Avatar
 
Drives: RED JEWEL 2SS
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 989
Quote:
Originally Posted by JusticePete View Post
I would still like a copy of the RO that denied warranty.
I would have gone to another dealer or call up the area rep/manager. If the stock nut broke how is it your fault even if you retorqued it.
__________________
Elite Design Concepts NY5THGENPedderized SS
seddon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 05:07 PM   #14
rolnslo
Rolling along...
 
rolnslo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS SGM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 4,319
Quote:
Originally Posted by seddon View Post
I would have gone to another dealer or call up the area rep/manager. If the stock nut broke how is it your fault even if you retorqued it.
Over-torqued maybe?
__________________

#1: 2010 1LT/RS Victory Red M6 - July 2009-Oct 2011 (SOLD). #2: 2011 2SS/RS Synergy Green A6 - Oct 2011.....
rolnslo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 05:43 PM   #15
CamaroDreams07


 
CamaroDreams07's Avatar
 
Drives: Slow V6
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Lansing, MI
Posts: 9,288
Am i missing something here, how can they prove you re-torqued it?
__________________
[B]
CamaroDreams07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 09:25 PM   #16
JusticePete
CamaroCross Founder
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,709
It is a 24mm nut. Unless the OP used a three foot breaker bar or looks like the HULK...
__________________
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 09:54 PM   #17
Entaille

 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Everett
Posts: 995
why would you give them an out, and tell them you did anything?

they are dicks for not offering assistance regardless, but you gave them a way to blame you.
Entaille is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where we are coming from (check inside) ljustin293 2010 Camaro5 Fest (I) 106 05-13-2010 12:31 AM
Camaro 5 Fest Drivers or Spectators garcmol 2010 Camaro5 Fest (I) 427 04-23-2010 03:32 PM
CLOSED - Driver Signup for the 1st Annual Official Camaro5Fest (April 16-18, 2010) GTAHVIT 2010 Camaro5 Fest (I) 923 03-20-2010 12:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.