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Old 03-01-2014, 10:10 AM   #141
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Well add a 2014 to the heater core list. Purchased the car from Terry Labonte on Jan 24 car has already been in service for 8 days. The dealer called yesterday only to inform me that it will be "sometime" next week. Car only has 398 yes 398 miles on it. I like the look but I will be trading this car for a 2015 mustang around june.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:53 PM   #142
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told that while cutting 1 cm of the 2 ea bolts around 10 cms in length which prevents the dash to take out. those bolts have an excessive length that is unneccessary.
I thought those bolts were excessively long, thanks for the info.
No need to remove the windshield now.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:41 PM   #143
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I must say Terry Labonte Chevrolet did a fantastic job with my repair car was in exact same condition as when I dropped it off down to OEM glass so If your core takes a dump I know its a worrrisome process but they do a good job. Dash is solid windshield is great kudos.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:20 PM   #144
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I must say Terry Labonte Chevrolet did a fantastic job with my repair car was in exact same condition as when I dropped it off down to OEM glass so If your core takes a dump I know its a worrrisome process but they do a good job. Dash is solid windshield is great kudos.
While it is under warranty and if they do a good job then it is just an inconvenience. Problem is after warranty we are looking at about $1800. Wonder if other Chevy's are also having heater core failures or just our Camaros. Also wonder if changing the dexcool every 2 years would help but since yours is a 2014 answers that question. Is Chevy giving any reason for these early failures?
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:45 PM   #145
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Wow that is crazy, I had no idea the windshield has to come out to change the heater core. I can understand the dash, but the windshield. And off warranty costing close to 2K. Thats crazy!!!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:24 PM   #146
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Yep my heater core went out late last year. I was still under warranty, and it was an 1800$ job. They also replace your windshield.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:01 PM   #147
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I thought those bolts were excessively long, thanks for the info.
No need to remove the windshield now.
I wonder if the dealerships are putting in shorter bolts so next time its needed the windshield will not have to come out?

Also it is puzzling that such a new vehicle would need heater cores, those things should easily last 10 years
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:03 PM   #148
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Actually it may be tough, but if your vehicle is off warranty (to save $$) I wonder if you can loosen the bolts off enough until they almost touch the windshield, then get in there with a small cut off wheel and cut the heads off and keep twisting them out so you would not have to remove the windshield , then at re-assembly use shorter bolts. Just the mechanic in me thinking
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Actually it may be tough, but if your vehicle is off warranty (to save $$) I wonder if you can loosen the bolts off enough until they almost touch the windshield, then get in there with a small cut off wheel and cut the heads off and keep twisting them out so you would not have to remove the windshield , then at re-assembly use shorter bolts. Just the mechanic in me thinking
This was exactly my thought if I ever have to do it. Either cut the bottom of the bolt, or the head off whichever is easier.
Its insanity to pull the windshield for a heater core.
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I wonder if the dealerships are putting in shorter bolts so next time its needed the windshield will not have to come out?

Also it is puzzling that such a new vehicle would need heater cores, those things should easily last 10 years
Still wondering, is it just our Camaro's heater cores that are failing so early or is it all GM's. If it is just the Camaro is it different then the others or the total system causing it.
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This was exactly my thought if I ever have to do it. Either cut the bottom of the bolt, or the head off whichever is easier.
Its insanity to pull the windshield for a heater core.
Engineers need to go back to school!
Thats what I would try to do.

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Still wondering, is it just our Camaro's heater cores that are failing so early or is it all GM's. If it is just the Camaro is it different then the others or the total system causing it.
I hope its not the total system causing it or it would be a design flaw. Hopefully they just produce better parts.
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Thats what I would try to do.



I hope its not the total system causing it or it would be a design flaw. Hopefully they just produce better parts.
If it is only our Camaro's heater cores prone to early failure out of all GM's heater cores that something is wrong as GM probably sources their heater cores from the same supplier. If that is the case then it could be something as a design flaw.
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That would really suck, they should update the heater core with a heavy duty one. Manufactures make design changes all the time, they should do this.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:36 AM   #154
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That would really suck, they should update the heater core with a heavy duty one. Manufactures make design changes all the time, they should do this.
Some say the failure is due to electrolysis.
Many who have aftermarket electronics are subject.
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