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Old 12-11-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Reduced Engine Power, Throttle Body

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Sorry if this is repeated but has anyone had their vehicle loose engine power, had the stability system disabled, traction control disabled, the check engine light came on, and is was misfiring very badly?

I was barely able to "limp" into a dealership that is not my normal dealer. They have indicated that it is the throttle body assembly. The vehicle has only 46,000 miles and is 100% OEM. Does it sound reasonable for this to be the issue?

Also, they indicated that this is not covered under the power train warranty. Can anyone confirm?

Driving: 2010 LT2 RS. Also have had timing chain issues already. Beginning to think I got a "lemon."

Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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hey

Hey mate, your not alone ive had the same issues you talked about except mine was not that bad of a misfire, i was able to drive for about 20 minutes or so and then it would go into "reduced engine power" I took it to autozone and scanned the car and i did see misfire on few cylinders

Dealership apparently also claimed it was probably throttle body issue. but all they did was clear codes and wanted me to drive it again.

Its been semi okay.. i got the reduced engine power 2 days after i got my car without the check engine light coming on, so this time i bought the wifi obd2 scanner and bought the application on my iphone.. code read for "Throttle body position Sesnsor..blabla" but went off soon as i turned off car and turned it back on.. I have not had an issue since then.. it has been 2 days.


Also anyhelp would be appreciated./
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:08 PM   #3
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htoniv - I'll keep you up to date on the outcome.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #4
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htoniv - I'll keep you up to date on the outcome.
Thanks that would be great!
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #5
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Thanks that would be great!
Oh BTW - Hope you have the extended warranty. I do not and it is going to cost $700 from the dealer.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #6
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No i do not, why 700? Throttle bodys should not be that much? is it not 300-400 maximum?
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #7
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No i do not, why 700? Throttle bodys should not be that much? is it not 300-400 maximum?
I would be really happy with $300-$400 instead of the $700 the dealer has quoted me. Maybe someone has more insight?
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:52 PM   #8
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I would be really happy with $300-$400 instead of the $700 the dealer has quoted me. Maybe someone has more insight?
hopefully someone does respond soon!.
And hopefully the dealership is not charging you to install the part.. as it only takes about 10 minutes or less to remove and install and involves 4 screwes...

perhaps they charged you for diagnostic, which in this case sux =\
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #9
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I had the problem after my supercharger install I just cleared the code twice haven't had the problem since.
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:07 PM   #10
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I had the problem after my supercharger install I just cleared the code twice haven't had the problem since.
That is frustrating if I could have just cleared the code and don't need to spend the $700. And from what it sounds like, the dealer may be taking me for a ride at $700.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #11
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Sounds like the same issue i had with my 2011 1lt but it was two frozen injectors. The fuel system isnt supposed to be covered under the powertrain waranty but my dealership fixed it under waranty anyway
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #12
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Sounds like the same issue i had with my 2011 1lt but it was two frozen injectors. The fuel system isnt supposed to be covered under the powertrain waranty but my dealership fixed it under waranty anyway
So the 8 years, 80,000 mile emission control warranty isn't valid?

We assume your Camaro is not over eight years. Do you have more than 80,000 miles?
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #13
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You can get a brand new CNC ported TB for $150 plus the core, if that's the problem.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:16 PM   #14
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I had this issue on another muscle car. It was the throttle body. Ford charged $600 to fix it but had the same problem a week later. I ended up replacing the throttle body on my own for $300.. Worked perfect after that.

Ebay! Your choice what to do..

I even went to an oil change shop and they also said it was the throttle body. Sometimes I could get far and then it'd just sputter.. I was not happy.
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If you ddecide.to gey a new TB see Apex Chase on this site. $150 plus core.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:29 PM   #16
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So I got it back from the dealer. Haven't driven it but 5 miles from the dealer home so far but the breakdown was $284.00 for the TB, $92.24 for a harness, $276.20 for labor, and
$54.10 for misc charges and taxes.

Hopefully I do not have it go out in a week.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:40 PM   #17
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So I got it back from the dealer. Haven't driven it but 5 miles from the dealer home so far but the breakdown was $284.00 for the TB, $92.24 for a harness, $276.20 for labor, and
$54.10 for misc charges and taxes.

Hopefully I do not have it go out in a week.
Im selling a brand new TB with the harness included if you're interested. its very simple to replace takes about 20 minutes, 4 bolts total.

Im selling it for $130 plus $10 for shipping. Fuc$ the dealer

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Old 12-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #18
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If you go to the dealer with little to no info and appear to be an easy target guess what is going to happen most of the time............$700 throttle body!
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #19
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That is frustrating if I could have just cleared the code and don't need to spend the $700. And from what it sounds like, the dealer may be taking me for a ride at $700.
Yea unless the dealer covers it under warranty stay away from dealers they're crooks they'll charge you 1000 dollars to fix, an at most, 250 dollar problem but it might just be out of sync and need to be cleared so it can't relearn itself.
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Old 12-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #20
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So I got it back from the dealer. Haven't driven it but 5 miles from the dealer home so far but the breakdown was $284.00 for the TB, $92.24 for a harness, $276.20 for labor, and
$54.10 for misc charges and taxes.

Hopefully I do not have it go out in a week.
Wooooooow rape.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:01 AM   #21
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At 1 PM he was asking for alternatives from the dealer. At 3 PM he was leaving the dealer $700 poorer.

Why post?

And yes you could've gotten a ported TB for $350. It would've been better than what they did.

And how is a TB not part of the powertrain?
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At 1 PM he was asking for alternatives from the dealer. At 3 PM he was leaving the dealer $700 poorer.

Why post?

And yes you could've gotten a ported TB for $350. It would've been better than what they did.

And how is a TB not part of the powertrain?
Wow, I thought he didn't had the job done at the dealer.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:39 AM   #23
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HOW MUCH FOR LABOR!? its a 10min install
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:38 AM   #24
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WOW...too much!!!

not covered by warranty? hmmmmm
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:56 AM   #25
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Buy the ported throttle body and install yourself. Less than 15 minutes.
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