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Old 07-14-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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Post your VIN if your transmission broke!

I think all of us would like to know if there's a pattern between breaking transmissions and a certain VIN range. So far I'm hearing it's the 16000 range but there's only one way to be sure...asking everyone.

Post your VIN if you broke your transmission and let us know if you were using launch control or not.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:39 PM   #2
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I'll post a few from around the forums to get the tranny ball rolling.

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Has anyone else snaped thier output shaft off? It happened to me yesterday. I just pulled away from a stop sign in first with about half throttle and bang it broke. Now i'm waiting on parts.

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Ah, such much fun driving my Camaro. Took my neighbor out tonight for a ride and decided to hit the mall parking lot for a quick burnout. Well, didn't get to do the burnout, instead I decided to try out the Launch Control... So I get it into Competitive mode, mash the accelerator to the floor. I check, and its holding about 4200 rpms like it shoud.... Every thing looks fine and dandy... Dump the clutch... BAMMMMMMM!

Now here I am with my neighbor friend, and the first thing he says... " oh shit!, you're done...".... As far as I can tell, the tremec didn't hold up to the dump of the clutch. I can't get the camaro to move in gear now at all.. Leaking trans fluid going everywhere on the ground.... called onstar.. Get everything set up to get it towed back to the dealer right now. I am sure the tremec's tail shaft snapped..

So much for launch control... Maybe if I had slippery tires, it wouldn't of been a problem.. Oh, and while waiting for the Tow truck guy, here comes this ricer into the parking lot doing donuts and just making me feel worse about the whole situation.. I still love the Camaro though.. Now I have to sit and wait while I figure out what the dealer is going to do about it.

Anybody else's M6 transmission broke yet from burnouts/ launch control?


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I just got a 2010 RS/SS2 M6 Camaro 2 days ago. Less than 200 miles on it...

I pulled into the driveway, and the transmission quit shifting. It only will stay in neutral. What do you guys think is the problem?

I'm going to take it to the dealer in the morning...


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Old 07-14-2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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Bummer. Is this a trend or just neglect?
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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all in the 16k VIN's from those three!
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:44 AM   #5
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all in the 16k VIN's from those three!
So far, but we'll need more posts to confirm.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:55 AM   #6
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ugh, and I want to use the Comp mode soon. . guess I'll wait it out.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:07 AM   #7
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ugh, and I want to use the Comp mode soon. . guess I'll wait it out.
not me i'll roll thought 2000 this week so this weekend i'm going to try mine and see. if it breaks i'll post but i think i'm early enough in the vin range maybe i'm ok
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:32 AM   #8
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I'm having trouble w/ mine, but I haven't been to the dealer about it yet (out-of-state registration delay). My clutch stuck about 2-3 inches from the floor and smoked like crazy. Nothing broken that I know of however...

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Old 07-15-2009, 10:05 AM   #9
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13016 and I have have been hot rodding the crap out of mine and its holding together awesome.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:11 AM   #10
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I'm gonna really start banging on this monkey!! I'll let you know if it holds... vin under 10k
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:12 AM   #11
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I'm having trouble w/ mine, but I haven't been to the dealer about it yet (out-of-state registration delay). My clutch stuck about 2-3 inches from the floor and smoked like crazy. Nothing broken that I know of however...

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Old 07-15-2009, 10:47 AM   #12
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:59 AM   #13
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Mine is 5656 and it broke =/
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:59 AM   #14
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Looks like it is not just confined to the 16000's. BTW, what were you guys doing when it broke? Comp mode? dump clutch at over 4000 rpms?
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:08 PM   #15
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great idea... If broke let us know what you were doing right before it broke.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:15 PM   #16
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I had this happen once too!!!
I posted on the clutch sticking thing a long time ago... happened before my break-in period..hasn't happened since.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:28 PM   #17
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Nissan GTR, anyone?
The problem with the GTR is that Nissan won't cover it under warranty. Chevy will.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:10 PM   #18
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So only 4 broken from Camaro5 so far?
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:10 PM   #19
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i said this in another thread............nobody knows for sure how these guys are driving but in everyone's defense........

Competition Mode is about as hard on this driveline as it gets. 4200rpm clutch sidestep with very limited tire spin.......just grab and go. a 6000rpm clutch sidestep should actually be easier on it because of the tire spin.

now if this seems to be an issue, be it a defect or design flaw.......RECALL IT! you give me Competition Mode but now tell me the gearbox might not handle it?

oh and thus far.........no issues. but i've only sidestepped the clutch at 6000rpm (trac control/stabilatrac off) once........what a monster!
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:42 PM   #20
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4200rpm clutch sidestep with very limited tire spin.......just grab and go. a 6000rpm clutch sidestep should actually be easier on it because of the tire spin.
The owner's manual actually tells us on page 8-35: "A smooth, quick release of the clutch..."

Sidestepping a clutch can be a killer on a clutch!
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:44 PM   #21
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Do you have to wait a certain amount of time before you switch in to comp. mode? I have 400 miles and have not yet had a hard take off but I have played with the button.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:57 AM   #22
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Sorry guys, but what is "sidestepping" ?
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:03 AM   #23
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Basically, "side-stepping" is dumping the clutch by sliding your foot off the clutch pedal sideways, allowing the pedal to come up abruptly under spring tension and engage the clutch quickly; faster than raising your foot normally.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:47 AM   #24
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Trying out competition mode for the 2nd time with 2k miles. Quick clutch release (not sidestep) and broke the output shaft.
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Before seeing "sidestepping" on the internet, I had always called that "popping the clutch".
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