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Old 03-14-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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WTH is this?! I hate this Car!

Guys, I honestly am getting sick and tired of this stupid car. Constantly at the fn dealer for everything. So ill explain what happened today since you guys are probably confused.
Driving the car home, bring the rpms up to about 6000rpm and let off, all i see is the RPM gauges start clicking on the way down. It wasnt the normal sweeping motion but damn clicking on the way down. Now it did this lasy year on the year end cruise. But I noticed it was doing it when the car did the sweep motion on start up. So figured maybe it was just the stupid gauges and nothing mechanical.
Anyways the problem went away, but guess it came back.
Dont know if its a mechanical thing or not.
Now I know everyone is going to say bring it to the dealer, but now I have to put the car back to stock before I bring it in plus make an appointment, and I have a sad feeling that the car will act normal when its there Anyways I got it on video. Going to see what Bmore thinks of it and hopefully he can post it up for me.

Honestly, really sick of all the problems. It just came out of dealer for heated seats and blown speakers (bass has never been over 0) and has to go back to get driver heated seat fixed. Now this

Do I need to take the spacer off?
And anyone know if anything mechanical can cause the rpms to drop like that? Misfires or anything? Car is throwing no codes or anything

Also one last question, Ever since I installed the spacer, I noticed that some times, not all the time, but sometimes under WOT, the car seems to pull and then suddenly dip around 5500rpm and then all of a sudden power comes back.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Well obviously, the sudden dip is when the car shifts gears (auto), lol, jk.
lol no but seriously, I wonder what it is, its just happens once in a while. Its as if you let off the throttle and then hit it again. Wierd
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Either fuel delivery, voltage related or ECM in my opinion.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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You have it on video you say?

Post it up.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:41 PM   #5
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Where did this get moved? And don't have a YouTube account to post it :( I can email it if someone can post it
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #6
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Weeeeeeellll there's always the Honda Accord coupe. FWD, torque steer, nerdy looks but bullet proof reliability. All my Hondas have been reliable, trouble free partners. Only problem is they're boring as all get out. Except for the TSX. That was a fun car.

I've had a few issues with my Camaro. Power steering pump went out, driver's seat frame had to be replaced, heated seats went out and about the time I took it in for that, the problem fixed itself they of course found no issues and it's been fine ever since. Driver's window kicks back down sometimes when I'm rolling both windows up after the car is turned off. And oh yeah, the motor went kaput.

I guess my point is I have never once had a complete stranger come up and say "Wow, nice Honda." Those 3 words will never live in the same sentence together, ever. Lol. In the words of John Candy from the movie Splash. "Nobody ever said love is perfect." I love my Maro...warts and all. Hope you can get this sorted out. I seriously doubt the mechanics would even notice the 9mm height difference on your IM. Just put your engine cover back on.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #7
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Man I completely understand, I honestly will probably NEVER get another Chevy ...I know this will probably piss off some of you die hard Chevy Guy's ....but tuff.
I have always had Ford's, my first car was a mustang and my last car before I got the camaro was a f250 .....NEVER had any issues with them.
Last year I decided to get my first Chevy, and bought my beautiful 2011 SIM 1LT RS..
Car was right off the truck ...I was extremely happy.
4 weeks later started having problems with my passenger side window ...two weeks after that the driverside window .....the first 6 months I had the car, it was in the shop about 6 times.
um, I am not a genius ....but put two and two together and anybody can see these cars are made like shit .....I don't know how Chevy spent our bailout money, but it wasn't on quality control.
so when it was time to get my wife a new car 3 months ago ......we went straight to Ford.
....but I absolutely love the way this car looks and drives, and will continue to mod and have fun with this car ........but as soon as Ford's design team gets their act together and puts out a good looking mustang, I will be ditching this Chevy quick
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #8
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No need to bash Chevy over a few bad eggs. It's not like ford or how ever didn't make a car that never broke. If you want cheap then go back to the fords. Just saying this is a Chevy Camaro site even thoe I feel bad for your lemon there is no need for the extra bashing. I get it you hate your car. Ive had my car sins jun23 09 and it's been the best car I've ever bought.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #9
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Never said I was going to go JDM lol my brother has a stang and we've had no problems. Actually we have always had two fords, two Chevys. The Chevys would always be at dealer. And Ford never gave us problems until about 160000plus and then the tranny would give
I love my car. The design, the feel, but who the f pays to have a car sit at the dealer most of the time?
Honestly. I think we love these cars too much so we put aside the bullshit.
Our fords are running strong. I'm no fanboy. I would just love my car if I didn't have to bring it to the dealer every two weeks. Believe this has always been my dream car. But the list of problems I have gets to you afterwards
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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Man I completely understand, I honestly will probably NEVER get another Chevy ...I know this will probably piss off some of you die hard Chevy Guy's ....but tuff.
I have always had Ford's, my first car was a mustang and my last car before I got the camaro was a f250 .....NEVER had any issues with them.
Last year I decided to get my first Chevy, and bought my beautiful 2011 SIM 1LT RS..
Car was right off the truck ...I was extremely happy.
4 weeks later started having problems with my passenger side window ...two weeks after that the driverside window .....the first 6 months I had the car, it was in the shop about 6 times.
um, I am not a genius ....but put two and two together and anybody can see these cars are made like shit .....I don't know how Chevy spent our bailout money, but it wasn't on quality control.
so when it was time to get my wife a new car 3 months ago ......we went straight to Ford.
....but I absolutely love the way this car looks and drives, and will continue to mod and have fun with this car ........but as soon as Ford's design team gets their act together and puts out a good looking mustang, I will be ditching this Chevy quick
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:59 PM   #11
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No need to bash Chevy over a few bad eggs. It's not like ford or how ever didn't make a car that never broke. If you want cheap then go back to the fords. Just saying this is a Chevy Camaro site even thoe I feel bad for your lemon there is no need for the extra bashing. I get it you hate your car. Ive had my car sins jun23 09 and it's been the best car I've ever bought.
Relax dude, didn't meen to hurt you're feelings ...honest
I know Ford isn't the best ...I'm just strictly speaking from MY EXPERIENCE.
like I said before, this is my first Chevy ....so put yourself in my shoes.
look, I honestly love this car ...and am sure will continue to.
it is the best looking, best handling car I have ever had .....quality, well um...whatever
don't want to upset anymore die hard Chevy people
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #12
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Man I completely understand, I honestly will probably NEVER get another Chevy ...I know this will probably piss off some of you die hard Chevy Guy's ....but tuff.
I have always had Ford's, my first car was a mustang and my last car before I got the camaro was a f250 .....NEVER had any issues with them.
Last year I decided to get my first Chevy, and bought my beautiful 2011 SIM 1LT RS..
Car was right off the truck ...I was extremely happy.
4 weeks later started having problems with my passenger side window ...two weeks after that the driverside window .....the first 6 months I had the car, it was in the shop about 6 times.
um, I am not a genius ....but put two and two together and anybody can see these cars are made like shit .....I don't know how Chevy spent our bailout money, but it wasn't on quality control.
so when it was time to get my wife a new car 3 months ago ......we went straight to Ford.
....but I absolutely love the way this car looks and drives, and will continue to mod and have fun with this car ........but as soon as Ford's design team gets their act together and puts out a good looking mustang, I will be ditching this Chevy quick
And my car hasn't seen the inside of a dealer's service bay once since I picked it up but I "baby" it. Maybe your service manager has the hots for you and wants to see you come back?
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:22 PM   #13
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #14
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Seriously guys?
Blacktip. Thanks for your help man. I guess we got Monday cars or something. I'll keep you posted bud. Video will be up soon
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:43 AM   #15
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:23 AM   #16
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Exactly why I wanted to leave this in the v6 section. Would actually get some info
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #17
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #18
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:33 PM   #19
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:03 PM   #20
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Lemon law only applies if its that same stupid thing three times . ...I think it was invented by GM
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:19 PM   #21
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Looks like a bad gauge to me. Nothing wrong with the engine, the motor is not ratcheting down RPMs, just the gauge. Could still be any of the componenets that send the info to the gauge. Do you have a HUD to compare with? Maybe a wire to a sensor is loose somewhere? Did this start right after a mod (when a wire could have been pulled or knocked loose)?
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #22
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I could be wrong, but I know there is a little motor of some sort that moves the needles on your gauge cluster. I am trying to find the actual name of this "motor". A friend of mine left his window down one night and got gauge cluster soaked from the rain. He had this exact problem with his speedometer and another gauge didn't work. He replaced these two motors things and it worked fine. There was some soldering involved, but he fixed it and he isn't a very bright fella. Odds are the dealer will just replace the whole cluster for you. Don't feel bad, I have a Toyota 4Runner that cost several thousand more when it was new than my Camaro and It's a pile of crap. Anything that can break has broke, including the crank pully while driving down the road. Good luck.
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I could be wrong, but I know there is a little motor of some sort that moves the needles on your gauge cluster. I am trying to find the actual name of this "motor". A friend of mine left his window down one night and got gauge cluster soaked from the rain. He had this exact problem with his speedometer and another gauge didn't work. He replaced these two motors things and it worked fine. There was some soldering involved, but he fixed it and he isn't a very bright fella. Odds are the dealer will just replace the whole cluster for you. Don't feel bad, I have a Toyota 4Runner that cost several thousand more when it was new than my Camaro and It's a pile of crap. Anything that can break has broke, including the crank pully while driving down the road. Good luck.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:11 PM   #24
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Weeeeeeellll there's always the Honda Accord coupe. FWD, torque steer, nerdy looks but bullet proof reliability. All my Hondas have been reliable, trouble free partners. Only problem is they're boring as all get out. Except for the TSX. That was a fun car.

I've had a few issues with my Camaro. Power steering pump went out, driver's seat frame had to be replaced, heated seats went out and about the time I took it in for that, the problem fixed itself they of course found no issues and it's been fine ever since. Driver's window kicks back down sometimes when I'm rolling both windows up after the car is turned off. And oh yeah, the motor went kaput.

I guess my point is I have never once had a complete stranger come up and say "Wow, nice Honda." Those 3 words will never live in the same sentence together, ever. Lol. In the words of John Candy from the movie Splash. "Nobody ever said love is perfect." I love my Maro...warts and all. Hope you can get this sorted out. I seriously doubt the mechanics would even notice the 9mm height difference on your IM. Just put your engine cover back on.
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I too got tired of all the problems with mine some time ago and unloaded it. But, I didn't give up on Chevy or my dealer. I am now waiting for a ZL1 to show up in the hopes that I got a first year early build lemon and everything will be right in the world once I have my new ride.

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