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Old 05-23-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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Exclamation Problems already...

So i picked up my brand new 2LT RS camaro on tuesday and i was driving it for about 3 day and washed it once between that time. The check engine light came on so the next day saturday i brought back to the dealership i thought it had something to do with the gas cap but the guy brought it back out after an hour and said everything was fine with it and passed all the computer checks. So i get into it and start it up and it just starts shaking and moving in a way i never had it before so i left and running and popped the hood and saw the engine just shaking back and forth and not in a normal way. So i went back into the drivers seat and looked at the dash and it was saying engine power low so i shut it down and went back into the service department and the guy asked me if i wash my car and i go yeah and he was like theres your problem right there and i was like what your telling me i cant wash my car or drive in the rain so they asked me to leave it there for a few days and gave me a rent-a-car any ideas guys on what went wrong or if anyone else had that problem.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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Can't.read.no.punctuation...

aaaahhhhh... my eyes!
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:55 PM   #3
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So basic idea is the dealer said you have engine problems because you washed your Camaro? Thats a first ... I want to hear why washing the Camaro can cause engine problems because I am SOOOO screwed if this is true.

Did you like spray water up into the exhaust or intake or something?
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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Can't.read.no.punctuation...

aaaahhhhh... my eyes!
Dude were not in grade school just looking for some advice.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:58 PM   #5
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lol... its easier to help you, if we can read what you say. It's not bashing you, we need the understand you lol.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:58 PM   #6
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did you wash and rinse the engine area?
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:59 PM   #7
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So basic idea is the dealer said you have engine problems because you washed your Camaro? Thats a first ... I want to hear why washing the Camaro can cause engine problems because I am SOOOO screwed if this is true.

Did you like spray water up into the exhaust or intake or something?
no man he first thought water got into the engine but his partner told thats makes no sense you should be able to wash your car or drive in the rain. So im thinking its something electrical.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:00 PM   #8
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The 4th generation vettes didn't like water, if you washed the engine you ran the risk of shorting out the infamous optispark....
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:00 PM   #9
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Dude were not in grade school just looking for some advice.
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But people might be more willing to help you out if it didn't take so long to figure out what you are trying to say. It's really hard to read something with incorrect grammar or no punctuation.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:02 PM   #10
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But people might be more willing to help you out if it didn't take so long to figure out what you are trying to say. It's really hard to read something with incorrect grammar or no punctuation.
Come on it was not that difficult to read.... let's solve his car problem first then deal with the other if need be....
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:13 PM   #11
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Well either you have left out a lot or the service department did.

I can assure you can drive your Camaro in the rain and you can even wash your Camaro. So I'm pretty sure that's not what they were telling you.

So you haven't told us enough to really help you, because I am quite sure I've driven a whole bunch of Camaros in the rain and I've washed them all without concern or consequence.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:13 PM   #12
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But people might be more willing to help you out if it didn't take so long to figure out what you are trying to say. It's really hard to read something with incorrect grammar or no punctuation.
I understand your point.. Let’s also understand that most of us here are Americans! English may not be everyone’s first language either.

No need in grammar Nazi’s running around forums belittling someone they don't know. These forums arent job resumes. If it hurts your eyes or you cant understand it don't read or reply. His concerns and points were completely understandable.

Now back on topic.. That sounds strange I never heard of anyone having that problem yet. I had a 97 Trans Am Ram Air that threw check engine codes when it got wet. Whether it be a drive through car wash or just raining. Nothing as serious as you stated though. I wish you the best.
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I understand your point.. Let’s also understand that most of us here are Americans! English may not be everyone’s first language either.

No need in grammar Nazi’s running around forums belittling someone they don't know. These forums arent job resumes. If it hurts your eyes or you cant understand it don't read or reply. His concerns and points were completely understandable.

Now back on topic.. That sounds strange I never heard of anyone having that problem yet. I had a 97 Trans Am Ram Air that threw check engine codes when it got wet. Whether it be a drive through car wash or just raining. Nothing as serious as you stated though. I wish you the best.
not being a grammar nazi, or belittling anyone. I'm sorry if that's how it came off. Like I said though, people are more willing to help if they don't have to go back and read more than once to understand.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:22 PM   #14
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not being a grammar nazi, or belittling anyone. I'm sorry if that's how it came off. Like I said though, people are more willing to help if they don't have to go back and read more than once to understand.
fair enough.... have you heard of any issues if the engine gets washed on these cars?
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:22 PM   #15
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Was more or so directed at the second post. I know I qouted you but you were the last to comment on it.

Edit: I fail at quoting multiple people. ; ;
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:25 PM   #16
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Did you use a high pressure washer on the engine?
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:29 PM   #17
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i am interested to know what the solution to your problem is.when you wash a car,there isn't enough water that gets into the engine that should hurt anything.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:30 PM   #18
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i guess we'll just have to wait and see what the dealer says.

obviously having washed the car can not be held as a cause for an engine malfunction..


PS. are people seriously having trouble reading the original post? looks completely understandable to me and i don't see what the problem is.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:31 PM   #19
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i am interested to know what the solution to your problem is.when you wash a car,there isn't enough water that gets into the engine that should hurt anything.
I think that he is saying that he washed the engine, someone asked him in an earlier post but he hasn't responded to that yet.

OP, did you wash your engine itself?
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:32 PM   #20
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I hope it's a quick fix for you. Let is know what it was.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:38 PM   #21
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Did you use a high pressure washer on the engine?
No just a hose with no sprayer and i think thats what did it. But i've never heard of low engine power and that's what was coming on, and the stability control and check engine light.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:39 PM   #22
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I think that he is saying that he washed the engine, someone asked him in an earlier post but he hasn't responded to that yet.

OP, did you wash your engine itself?
No i didn't even pop the hood when i washed it.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:12 PM   #23
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Okay guys no one wash their camaro...
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:25 PM   #24
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I'm kind of curious which dealership you bought the car from...I wonder if they are still just as inept up there in the Capital District these days as they were 10 years ago when I lived in that area...from the sounds of this post, it is a resounding YES. If the check engine light came on (MIL - malfunction indication lamp?) then it threw a code (DTC - diagnostic trouble code). Ask them what code they read when they plugged the computer into the car. You don't just get a check engine light (especially if the car is only 3days old - congrats on the car, BTW), and then they say "checks out ok on the computer...". Find out what code they read, and don't let them tell you they didn't get a code.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:29 PM   #25
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exactly..

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Come on it was not that difficult to read.... let's solve his car problem first then deal with the other if need be....
It was not that damn hard to read ..cmon guys...jesh
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