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Old 06-13-2012, 02:23 AM   #1
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My camaro shakes when accelerating and rough in idle

Just bought a 2010 camaro v6 about 2 weeks ago from a dealership. Had clean history, but with 96k miles. bout it super cheap though.

Just a few days ago, I started having this problem, and I think it's an engine issue. Whenever I punch it, my car seems to have a real bumpy ride and starts to shake. It stays right in the middle of whatever 2 RPM's I'm between and just shakes up and down as well. And when I'm in idle, the car is rough and shakes mildly.

This seems to only happen when I push the car. When I drive carefully and without much acceleration, it's fine. But if I push it a bit, it will start shaking. The check engine light is on as well. Whenever I give it some extra gas, the check engine light will actually flash on and off as the ride is bumpy.

I plan to take it into a shop soon, but cant right now because of work, I plan to take it on the weekend. Some friends thought it might be a tire alignment issue, but it doesn't seem like that would be the case because the check engine light flashes when this happens. I'm taking it to the shop this weekend but just wanted to see if any of the members here had any idea about this problem in the meantime. It's got 96k miles on it, so an engine problem doesn't seem that far fetched, but just wanted to hear what you guys had to say. I've got a 2 year engine and transmission warranty starting the day I bought it so hopefully it'll be fine but just wanted to hear any other advice.

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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Just bought a 2010 camaro v6 about 2 weeks ago from a dealership. Had clean history, but with 96k miles. bout it super cheap though.

Just a few days ago, I started having this problem, and I think it's an engine issue. Whenever I punch it, my car seems to have a real bumpy ride and starts to shake. It stays right in the middle of whatever 2 RPM's I'm between and just shakes up and down as well. And when I'm in idle, the car is rough and shakes mildly.

This seems to only happen when I push the car. When I drive carefully and without much acceleration, it's fine. But if I push it a bit, it will start shaking. The check engine light is on as well. Whenever I give it some extra gas, the check engine light will actually flash on and off as the ride is bumpy.

I plan to take it into a shop soon, but cant right now because of work, I plan to take it on the weekend. Some friends thought it might be a tire alignment issue, but it doesn't seem like that would be the case because the check engine light flashes when this happens. I'm taking it to the shop this weekend but just wanted to see if any of the members here had any idea about this problem in the meantime. It's got 96k miles on it, so an engine problem doesn't seem that far fetched, but just wanted to hear what you guys had to say. I've got a 2 year engine and transmission warranty starting the day I bought it so hopefully it'll be fine but just wanted to hear any other advice.

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You are taking the correct steps into getting your vehicle diagnosed by a dealership. Please let us know if they were able to address the concerns you are having. Also if you want to PM me your VIN I will be able to check your warranty parameters and coverage. I look forward to your updates.

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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And to think some of us actually pay for those exact symptoms to happen as we cruise through the car show...

Sorry to hear about your problems. I hope it works out for you and they can make it better.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #4
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No offense to anyone but I wouldn't recommend giving anyone your VIN.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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I was thinking the same! Sounds like a ghost cam tune...
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:34 AM   #6
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Since you have a warranty, you should take it to the dealer, not "a shop".

Sounds like ignition or fuel injection, BTW.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:42 AM   #7
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took the car to my chevy dealer and turns out the camaro just needed a firmware update. I don't really understand how an update like that could fix that issue, but it did so I'm happy.

95$ diagnostic fee kind of sucked though since it turned out they just needed to update the firmware.
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took the car to my chevy dealer and turns out the camaro just needed a firmware update. I don't really understand how an update like that could fix that issue, but it did so I'm happy.

95$ diagnostic fee kind of sucked though since it turned out they just needed to update the firmware.
It is great your vehicle's issue was addressed. Could you please send me your VIN so I can take a look at it and see if there are any options available to you for the diagnostic fee? I can't guarantee anything; however, I would like to look into it. Just send it through PM.

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:40 AM   #9
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No offense to anyone but I wouldn't recommend giving anyone your VIN.
LOL...some dealers show the VINs of all their inventory cars on the web. Nobody can do anything nafarious with your VIN.
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