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Old 05-19-2015, 04:08 PM   #1
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100K mile mark hit!

Hi everyone!!!

First of all i want to introduce myself. I've been on this forms for like one year mostly helping people and buying stuff from members.

Now i think it's time start a thread for all the problems I've faced. Not sure how many of you hit the 100K mile mark but i found problems to my solutions in different places. So, i thought putting everything together would be a nice thing to do.

I drive a 2010 Camaro 1LT. With no modifications to the engine.

So, here it started.

1)
PROBLEM : Somewhere around 85K roughly. My A/C started to blowing out weird acidic smells and heat even when the system was turned off. I thought it was because of the new air freshener i bought. I left it with out trying to solve it. As a result my compressor died at 97K miles approximately.

REASON : Body Control Module needed reprogramming. Which was a Recall on 2011 Camaros. Here is the link i found the information from

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352971

SOLUTION: Bought the AC compressor and yet to getting it replaced by a mechanic.

The compressor costed me $158.16. It is a AC Delco part.

Here is the link for it on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


It took me long time to find a quality part for a better price. So, for everyone who is looking to buy a AC compressor for less than $200. Above is the link.

I found a pretty good Mechanic in Boston area who would be doing the replacement and the recharge the AC for $160 bucks.

STILL NEED TO FIGURE OUT THE PRICE AND PLACE TO GET MY BODY CONTROL MODULE RE-PROGRAMMED

2) PROBLEM: REAR LEFT TURN SIGNAL LIGHT BULB NOT WORKING. This happened somewhere around 96-98k miles.

REASON: Bulb worn out.

SOLUTION: Bought a factory replacement bulb from autozone and replaced it.

Here is the link to locate the bulbs i needed to purchase :
http://www.autozone.com/electrical-a..._0_18269_4024/


Here is the link i used to find how to replace the bulbs:

http://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/20...rn_signal_rear


3) PROBLEM: Check Engine light on.

REASON: Two/One of the two O2 sensors is damaged. As a result the engine is not able to communicate with the oxygen levels. Which obviously resulted in reduced gas mileage and improper power production.

SOLUTION: I bought the O2 sensors online and still trying to figure out if i should replace them myself or reach a mechanic. ( I don't have a parking garage/parking place after i moved to MA from TX)

Here is the link i bought the O2 sensors from:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER




Future things planned:

1) Complete cleaning of Intake valve and Intake Manifolds Manually
(Done with reference from a members work http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328400)

2) Clean crank case with the use of liquid seam foam.
( (Done with reference from a members work http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286229)

3) TPMS sensors installation (Gone when changed wheels)

4) Transmission fluid change

5) Differential/tranny fluid change

6) NS-1 Matte Black Stripes install.

7) Alloy Wheels dipped in Anthracite grey

8) Seat covers change to Black OEM cloth seats


That is all i can imagine as of now. Please let me know if i have to work on/change anything related to engine/transmission/suspension or anything else.

Thank you Camaro5. Thank you every member Camaro5. I wouldn't be a happy person with my car without Camaro5.

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Old 05-19-2015, 09:27 PM   #2
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Congrats on hitting the mileage mark. Sorry for your issues & hope they are resolved to your satisfaction very soon.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:12 AM   #3
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Congrats on hitting the mileage mark. Sorry for your issues & hope they are resolved to your satisfaction very soon.
Thank you!

Yeah. I think the main things I'm worried about is the AC and the O2 sensors. I was saying to myself that these are common issues at this mileage.

I started this thread cause i faced a pretty hard time figuring out how to find parts for cheap. I was quoted $1800 for the AC compressor repair by 90% of the dealers.

So, i thought i would start a thread to help someone who is looking to get quality service done at an economical price which fits in their budget easily.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:57 PM   #4
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Great write up and congrats on the hitting the 100k.

1800 is ridiculous lol
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:09 PM   #5
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Great write up and congrats on the hitting the 100k.

1800 is ridiculous lol
Thanks man. Trying to do my part to help people with information and yeah it is ridiculous but enjoyed my part.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:55 PM   #6
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Does anyone know what we can do in regards to the AC compressor before it goes out? (service/maintenance ect) basically how to keep that issue from occuring..
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:29 PM   #7
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Does anyone know what we can do in regards to the AC compressor before it goes out? (service/maintenance ect) basically how to keep that issue from occuring..
Hi C5Legend. sorry to hear that you are facing the issue too.

do you mind telling the exact problem?
may be i could be of some help.

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Old 05-22-2015, 07:44 AM   #8
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Great write up and congrats on the hitting the 100k.
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