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Old 07-04-2009, 08:22 AM   #1
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watch those launches....

was in a playful mood last night and dropped the hammer and either A.) snapped a cv shaft or B.) stripped the splines on the cv shaft... :( called onstar and got it towed to the local dealership. gotta go back on monday and see whats up and how long its gonna be down for, of all the stuff that could happen i guess it could have been worse, but you would think they would have made it strong enough to handle stock power



update: got my car back they replaced the whole passenger side cv shaft, the new one is about 1/2 inch bigger in diameter then the old one so i guess thats good. either way i'm happy to have my car back.

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Old 07-04-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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wow dude that sucks sorry to hear
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:27 AM   #3
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Man, just over the past few days numerours people have been saying their trannies have basically been faling. WTF is going on
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:29 AM   #4
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Most likely another transmission output shaft, others have had the same issue. Haven't seen any failures of the cv's or rear axles yet.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:33 AM   #5
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M6 or A6?
And just curious ... could you elaborate a bit more on how & when exactly you "dropped the hammer"
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:33 AM   #6
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how can you tell if you are experiencing the problem... or that maybe its slowly going? Im not knowledgeable on cars but everytime im back out of the driveway (on a slant) and i turn my wheel it makes some weird ass mechanical noise for about 3 seconds and goes away lol.. anyone kno what that is?
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:40 AM   #7
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M6 or A6?
And just curious ... could you elaborate a bit more on how & when exactly you "dropped the hammer"
My guess is he has an M6 and dropped the clutch at ? rpm.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:45 AM   #8
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Most likely another transmission output shaft, others have had the same issue. Haven't seen any failures of the cv's or rear axles yet.
nope deffinatly a cv shaft, the car will halfass drive but something is broken in the passengers side cv shaft. the rim was sprayed with grease from the cv boot.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:45 AM   #9
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M6 or A6?
And just curious ... could you elaborate a bit more on how & when exactly you "dropped the hammer"
M6 Competitive mode
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:00 AM   #10
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so i'm still half asleep and put this in the wrong section lol would someone mind moving it to the Broken camaros section :P
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:15 AM   #11
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Take it this is a V8?
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:49 AM   #12
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how can you tell if you are experiencing the problem... or that maybe its slowly going? Im not knowledgeable on cars but everytime im back out of the driveway (on a slant) and i turn my wheel it makes some weird ass mechanical noise for about 3 seconds and goes away lol.. anyone kno what that is?
Mine too. Brakes pulse at the same time. ???
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:03 AM   #13
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Man, just over the past few days numerours people have been saying their trannies have basically been faling. WTF is going on
Well, at least it doesn't sound like the tranny.
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:16 AM   #14
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I think now that production has been ramped up to meet the flood of orders for the last several weeks the numbers of broken cars is going to mount. Especially those that do the bolt on dance for the 30-50 extra HP. There is a known tremec weakness in the tail output shaft. There has also been a couple others with the same break as this one. Really unacceptable to me that they just continue to release these cars at hyper speed with unresolved issues. Sorry to hear your story.
Thanks for the info. Let us know how it goes and what they find.
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