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Old 07-07-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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Wheel bearings

I was washing my camaro tonight and when I got to inner passenger rear wheel I noticed the inside of the rim was gummy. The inside of the rim was covered in grease. I can't tell if its wheel bearing grease or gear oil. It really doesn't smell like gear oil and it seems to thick. I have to call the dealer tomorrow to have them look at it, I only have 800 miles on it....
Has anyone else run into this?

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Old 07-07-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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Could it be residual grease from the calipers?
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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The first time I washed the car I thought it could be something like that but now it just seems to be to much.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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Probably grease from a CV joint. Check the boot and you'll probably find a tear in it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:32 AM   #5
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Good call. I'll get underneath it tonight.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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check your control arm bushings, cracked/leaked.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
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It is the CV boot. It pulled away from the shaft.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #8
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I was washing my camaro tonight and when I got to inner passenger rear wheel I noticed the inside of the rim was gummy. The inside of the rim was covered in grease. I can't tell if its wheel bearing grease or gear oil. It really doesn't smell like gear oil and it seems to thick. I have to call the dealer tomorrow to have them look at it, I only have 800 miles on it....
Has anyone else run into this?

- Bill
Wow,

Really sorry to hear about the grease inside of your inner passenger rear wheel Bill. I'm glad your vehicle is slated for a service visit. Please keep us updated on the diagnosis and feel free to contact us if you need additional assistance.

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Old 07-08-2013, 06:54 PM   #9
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Thank you, I never expected to get a response from someone at Chevrolet!
I filled out a online service form last night and received an email and a phone call from the service manager this morning. He is going to take care of my car Thursday morning. I was very happy to get a phone call so quickly.
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Thank you, I never expected to get a response from someone at Chevrolet!
I filled out a online service form last night and received an email and a phone call from the service manager this morning. He is going to take care of my car Thursday morning. I was very happy to get a phone call so quickly.
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Yes we are here to respond and assist! I'm glad the service manager will get everything handled for you. Let me know if you need additional assistance and let us know how your visit goes .

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Old 07-11-2013, 11:20 PM   #11
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I went to the dealer today. It is the CV boot. Now I have to wait for them to order a new boot. They don't keep this stuff in stock? Napa? I go back next week for them to replace it. So far so good.
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NAPA may have the boot, but for warrentied repaires, the dealer must use OEM parts.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #13
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I brought the camaro back to the dealer today. I got a call about a hour later from a apologetic service manager. It seems the boot didn't fit... I was so confused. He said he ordered the correct part but it wouldn't go on. Apparently he called GM and they said they have to send a brand new axle assembly overnight.
I wonder why it didn't fit.
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I brought the camaro back to the dealer today. I got a call about a hour later from a apologetic service manager. It seems the boot didn't fit... I was so confused. He said he ordered the correct part but it wouldn't go on. Apparently he called GM and they said they have to send a brand new axle assembly overnight.
I wonder why it didn't fit.
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Your update is highly appreciated! I hope everything gets squared away soon! Don't hesitate to let me know if additional assistance is needed.

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