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Old 08-10-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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First time on Launch control, tranny is dead

Well, last night I decided to try the launch control for the first time, re-read the book to make sure I was doing it correctly, and when I let out the clutch, there was a bang and no power transmitted to the rear wheels. My car is, to my understanding, not in the batch of cars that had this problem. When I get it back, I will never try launch control again and my guess is that it won't be offered for much longer given all the problems.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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GM was to call everyone that had the problem...that was a couple weeks ago I think??

Hate that it happened to your Camaro but at least it's under warranty still...I'd drop the hammer again in launch control too...they'll get it fixed sooner rather than later if it was happening to mine!
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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I tried with my 2ss with automatic and it paused for about a second before it took off.

Held down on the button for 7 sec. disabled stabilitrack and traction control.
no pause, took off great.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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Well, last night I decided to try the launch control for the first time, re-read the book to make sure I was doing it correctly, and when I let out the clutch, there was a bang and no power transmitted to the rear wheels. My car is, to my understanding, not in the batch of cars that had this problem. When I get it back, I will never try launch control again and my guess is that it won't be offered for much longer given all the problems.
What is your vin range, 10,20,30K ?
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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vin is over 34k had it little over a week.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:13 PM   #6
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wow... over 34 and still the LC issue...

I'm so affriad to try it on mine... not much good weather left... I much rather drive it than have it sit to be fixed.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:13 PM   #7
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Wow, that bad batch of trannies sure got around. I'm a little leary of trying mine, but I am going to try it in case I got a weak one. :( If it breaks, I am going to try it on the replacement too.

I can see someone learning to drive stick breaking a tranny without using launch mode, too much gas, letting the clutch out too quick --- BAM!! :(
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The guy who posted the 34k vin was not the OP.
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The guy who posted the 34k vin was not the OP.
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wow... over 34 and still the LC issue...

I'm so affriad to try it on mine... not much good weather left... I much rather drive it than have it sit to be fixed.

I am with you frankbeans. I want to know if I have the same issue. But running out of summer and the dealer I bought from is 200 miles away. (I will not let the local dealer touch it with a 10' pole).:(
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:02 AM   #11
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wow... over 34 and still the LC issue...

I'm so affriad to try it on mine... not much good weather left... I much rather drive it than have it sit to be fixed.
Mine is 22517 and I have yet to try.. I'm over 1000 miles driven..Waiting for 1,500 miles..I have contacted GM, have a case number..No call back as of yet..
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I still have yet to try mine as well. Heck, I tried getting my rpm's up there once and it redlined in no time. On top of that, IT IS LOUD AS HELL.....so everyone knows I'm trying the launch control...hehehe...

Yeah...I'll give it a shot later.
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Why hasn't anyone theorized that it could perhaps be something to do with the LAUNCH CONTROL itself? It seems that perhaps the power transfer is too much for the tranny to handle and the evu isn't modulating the power to give a good launch and not pop the shaft.

PEOPLE are able to launch by-foot and get good times, and not pop the output shaft...so whats up?
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Why hasn't anyone theorized that it could perhaps be something to do with the LAUNCH CONTROL itself? It seems that perhaps the power transfer is too much for the tranny to handle and the evu isn't modulating the power to give a good launch and not pop the shaft.

PEOPLE are able to launch by-foot and get good times, and not pop the output shaft...so whats up?
I don't care if Launch Control is working correctly or not. The transmission should not be breaking in a stock car. GM would be taking it on the chin if they designed it this way. Imagine all the broken transmissions they'd have to replace under warranty.
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