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Old 07-16-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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CAMARO BROKEN !!!!!

So im going for a little ride and decide to do a 2500 rpm take off when boooooommmmm klakklaklak.......broken bolt lying in the road. Think drive shaft conection or something. I remember this hapening to someone else on here but cant remember who. seems like the problem was that the bolt was not tempered correctly or something. here is a pic of the bolt.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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Sucks. How does that bolt tighten?
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:12 PM   #3
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man i dont now but you can see where it sheared perfectly in half and it was very hot
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
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Sucks. How does that bolt tighten?
I'm curious of that too lol... O_o So can you even drive the car OP? @_@ That should be covered under warranty.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:14 PM   #5
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onstar sending tow truck. car has 4000 mi. on it for christ sakes!
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:14 PM   #6
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Maybe I'm just paranoid, but if I were you I would crop my name and address outta the picture. Probably just me.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:14 PM   #7
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I'm curious of that too lol... O_o So can you even drive the car OP? @_@ That should be covered under warranty.
It better f@##ing be
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:45 PM   #8
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so it is on the wrecker now and i can see how it attaches. it was where the drive shaft connects to the rear end looks like all the bolts sheared off so the pic is of two of them. call dealer and they are going to pay the difference of the tow bill and will take care of it in the morning....we will see
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:48 PM   #9
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:17 PM   #10
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Damn bro that sucks.. hopefully no dealer problems
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:19 PM   #11
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those don't look like u-joint bolts. Where?
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:27 PM   #12
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Mexican pot metal bolts.......
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:28 PM   #13
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I think you will be OK blackenedSS. These cars are made to launch somewhat so you didn't do anything wrong. It's just when you dump the clutch there is always the possibility of a weak link showing its ugly face. Maybe you're lucky it was just a few bolts that broke instead of a driveshaft/axle/rearend. Anyways sorry for your bad luck. Maybe when you go to pick up your car you should dump the clutch at 2500 again to make sure it holds before you get too far down the road. I am serious.
Warranty will cover it so don't worry. Good luck.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:29 PM   #14
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those don't look like u-joint bolts. Where?
that was my first thought but it lookes like its where the ddrive shaft connects to the rear end couldnt see it very good at the time. but saw it better on the truck and you could see the rubber boot hanging down some and the heat sheild on the exaust was dinged up. just dont think this shoul happen on a bone stock car at that low rpm. the salesman should take care of me since we are probably trading in the wifes srx with him soon
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:31 PM   #15
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Mexican pot metal bolts.......
Damn i really needed that thanks bro!
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:52 PM   #16
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Maybe I'm just paranoid, but if I were you I would crop my name and address outta the picture. Probably just me.
I agree with you on that one.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:55 PM   #17
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those don't look like u-joint bolts. Where?


2010 camaro's dont have u-joints
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:24 AM   #19
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2010 camaro's dont have u-joints
Wait what?
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:54 AM   #20
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Wait what?
The ends of the drive shaft attaches to the drive flange on the transmission and the driven flange on the rear end with rubber isolators (donuts) with 6 bolts at each end. It's possible in this case that bolts were not torqued correctly or they were bad bolts. The service manual says not to re-use the bolts when removed. It may be a good idea to check the torque of these occasionally.
Also there is a slip joint with a support bearing about the middle of the drive shaft.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:51 PM   #21
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so i got a call from the shop today and they say that all of the drive shaft flange bolts were broken and they are going to replace the drive shaft as well.they still arn't shure why it broke which kinda bothers me. should have more info tomorow. the good news is that i might get my stripes for free out of all this. gotta look on the bright side right.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:20 PM   #22
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that picture looks off
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:49 PM   #23
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:22 PM   #24
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Yup, it was me that it happened to. Had the car off the lot just a few hours. I ended up breaking the 3 bolts that attach the driveshaft to the rear diff. Took my dealer 10 days to get the replacement bolts... Hopefully they are more readily available now.

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Old 07-26-2010, 06:50 PM   #25
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This is a bit disappointing. How are you supposed to use this car as intended if something so simple fails?
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