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Old 06-20-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Torque converter replaced

I would like to put in a good word for Sunnyside Chevrolet Service Dept. Elyria, OH. I took my 2012 Camaro A6 in for the dreaded torque converter problem I have been reading on this site, I explained the problem to the service manager ( Jerry ), and within one hour they confirmed the problem. Told me that they would order the converter and it would be in the next day. I brought the car in and 7 hours later it was done, they replaced the converter, cleaned transmission, new filter, fluid. They also told me they upgraded my drive shaft bolts since they discovered a service bulliten that stated if drive shaft is removed, that the bolts should be replaced. Thx for the great service.

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Old 06-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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I would like to put in a good word for Sunnyside Chevrolet Service Dept. Elyria, OH. I took my 2012 Camaro A6 in for the dreaded torque converter problem I have been reading on this site, I explained the problem to the service manager ( Jerry ), and within one hour they confirmed the problem. Told me that they would order the converter and it would be in the next day. I brought the car in and 7 hours later it was done, they replaced the converter, cleaned transmission, new filter, fluid. They also told me they upgraded my drive shaft bolts since they discovered a service bulliten that stated if drive shaft is removed, that the bolts should be replaced. Thx for the great service.

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Old 06-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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That does sound good - glad all is well...
I didnt know there was a problem with the converters though hmm
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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I just looked it up as well, how severe of a shudder are we talking? Like a slight vibration into the steering wheel and gas peddle, or like the brakes are grabbing or going over small road texture shudder? I may have a similar issue if the first.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:01 PM   #5
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Wasn't aware this was a known problem. Glad it worked out!
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:53 PM   #6
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Shuddering? I might wanna get this checked out.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:12 PM   #7
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To all this is a problem that is specific to 2012 Camaro v6 automatic, the shuddering I experience was felt between 45-55 mph at approx 1500 rpm light throttle you could feel a shudder that felt like I was going over rumble strips, attached is chevrolets document concerning this problem,,, I got this heads up about 6 months ago from members on this forum, the problem started about a month ago.

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Old 06-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #8
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Mine's been doing it for about half my car's life...never knew it was a common problem.

Back to the dealer on Saturday...looks like it is time for surgery. Anyone know how long the process takes of repair?
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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In an out in 7 hours, they may have to order the torque converter, my dealer had it overnighted. I brought it in at 8am, done by 4pm.
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Time to have some fun with a courtesy car I guess. I can't get there 'till the end of the day Saturday.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:04 AM   #12
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Had the same problem with my 2012 and the conveter was replaced. But the mechanic forgot to add trans. fluid to fill it up. After about 500 mile I noticed a hard shifting and a feel of shifting into drive when starting to drive off at a stop sign. Was not happy about that.
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