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Old 01-05-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Broken Axle

Right side axle joint just broke in half. I thought these were supposed to be the upgraded axles? Car has a little over 1700 miles. I had the car in first gear and rolled into it at about 20mph and all of a sudden it sounded like a shot gun went off. This is the second new camaro that I have bought within 6 months and have had major issues with. The first one was a valve spring in the motor that let go...this sucks.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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Ouch....Hope it gets fixed soon man.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Hope it was a freak accident and your parts don't take too long to come in.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about that
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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Wow, sorry to hear about this. Hope you get everything taken care of quickly.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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Right side axle joint just broke in half. I thought these were supposed to be the upgraded axles? Car has a little over 1700 miles. I had the car in first gear and rolled into it at about 20mph and all of a sudden it sounded like a shot gun went off. This is the second new camaro that I have bought within 6 months and have had major issues with. The first one was a valve spring in the motor that let go...this sucks.
I'm curious what modifications did you make if any?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #7
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I'm curious what modifications did you make if any?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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Sucks. Shake it off. I do that all the time in my SS with no issues. Bad part.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:14 PM   #9
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Wow that sucks I thought you added a supercharger or something like that . Wish the zl1 differentials were stock on the 1le.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:55 PM   #10
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Call me crazy but I had the same issue with my SS. I drove it home the first day and it broke a valve spring with 60 miles on the ODO. Then it was in the shop again a month ago and all the valve springs weren't up to spec either. I swear, there is something weak about these valve springs.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #11
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Must be a defective part.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:50 AM   #12
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Yeah a CAI should've not done that. Did you get a chance to look at the part and see if it broke right around a crack/nick/chip etc. in the shaft? Must be a defective part.

Really sorry to hear that though, wish you all the best and I wouldn't worry about it too much, you are under warranty and a half shaft is not that bad to replace at the dealer. Valve springs is another deal.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #13
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The axle broke at the joint going into the diff. I really hope it was just a bad part but the car does wheel hop a good bit more than the ss did.
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Sorry to hear about that. Hope all goes well.
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