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06-25-2010 05:29 PM
Pray for Mojo The Duramax is great. 100,000km problem free running it on a 140 hp tuning bump. I bought the classic body style in 07 before they brought out the LMM with the DPF. I definitely recommend one if you can get your hands on a low mileage toy hauler.

Update on the Camaro:

They replaced the fuel pump module, wiring loom, and fuel pump. They had to take out the exhaust, drop the tank, and remove quite a bit of the interior back seating area. Got it back yesterday and everything seems good. Crossing my fingers the problem is gone.
06-23-2010 01:50 PM
54inches Good Luck; How's that Duramax treating ya?
06-23-2010 11:54 AM
JoSSh Wow this sucks :/ but there's always a few ones here and there with defects. That goes the same for every car or everything else for that matter. I hope everything gets fixed!
06-22-2010 06:21 PM
Pray for Mojo
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It has to be hard knowing that this car is new and they have to "try" and isolate the issue. Good thing is that since it has now been with the dealer twice for the same issue if (hopefully not) it happens again they have to take ownership of this! Keep with the dealer and hopefully they are doing what they need to to resolve this issue! I had a fuel pump wiring issue with my ZR2 S-10 and the dealer wanted to charge me the $900 to fix it. I threatened a lawer and wrote ALL of the correspondence down and they finally backed down!
I'm curious how many hours they'll burn trying to fix it. The first time around they had 3 or 4 hours for diagnostics.

The hardest part about this is convincing my significant other that we didnt buy a lemon and that she shouldn't worry.
06-22-2010 05:45 PM
uniquechow
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Just a quick update. Apparently GM engineering is involved trying to sort out the issues with the car. They are now replacing the fuel pump control module, the fuel pump, and all wiring between the two. I won't get the car back for at least another week because the parts arent available. Apparently the car is sitting in the shop with the backend all apart.
It has to be hard knowing that this car is new and they have to "try" and isolate the issue. Good thing is that since it has now been with the dealer twice for the same issue if (hopefully not) it happens again they have to take ownership of this! Keep with the dealer and hopefully they are doing what they need to to resolve this issue! I had a fuel pump wiring issue with my ZR2 S-10 and the dealer wanted to charge me the $900 to fix it. I threatened a lawer and wrote ALL of the correspondence down and they finally backed down!
06-22-2010 05:19 PM
Pray for Mojo Just a quick update. Apparently GM engineering is involved trying to sort out the issues with the car. They are now replacing the fuel pump control module, the fuel pump, and all wiring between the two. I won't get the car back for at least another week because the parts arent available. Apparently the car is sitting in the shop with the backend all apart.
06-15-2010 07:36 PM
weland
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Originally Posted by Pray for Mojo View Post
I hate electrical problems like this, such a pain in the butt. Luckily it happened before and its exhibiting the same symptoms. I just cross my fingers and hope this time around it will be gone for good. I'm surprised to be honest, my truck has 100,000km on it and the only thing thats needed replacing was a transmission cooler line. I hope this car wasn't built on a monday or a friday.
I had to have my Benz towed because the key ignition computer (there's a freakin chip in the steering column!) failed and wouldn't recognize my key. Kind of like the little resistor in the older GM keys, except way worse.
06-15-2010 07:17 PM
Pray for Mojo I hate electrical problems like this, such a pain in the butt. Luckily it happened before and its exhibiting the same symptoms. I just cross my fingers and hope this time around it will be gone for good. I'm surprised to be honest, my truck has 100,000km on it and the only thing thats needed replacing was a transmission cooler line. I hope this car wasn't built on a monday or a friday.
06-15-2010 07:11 PM
DrJohn
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2 weeks after repair the problem has cropped up again! I'm pretty surprised that two modules would go, so now I'm wondering if the power source is burning out the modules. Its weird, both times it was raining and damp out when the problem appeared.
I had a very similar experience with my '88. Wouldn't start ... towed to my mechanic ... started right up. 3 or 4 times that happened. He initially thought fuel pump. This guy had been working on my Camaro since I bought it new and continued to wrench it for me for the 21 years I had it. Hell, I still have it. Turned down 3500 bux for it in the cash-for-clunkers program. Couldn't stand to have it chipped up.

But I digress ....

Once time when it happened I got it towed to the mech and of course it didn't start. My wife's Jeep Grand Cherokee was there getting work done on it so I took that home and left the Camaro. He was gonna put it inside that night for me and FINALLY it didn't start for him. He pushed it inside and hooked it up to the diag machine and found a bad (intermittently) distributor module.

Used all my AAA tows for that year in about 2 months. You only get 3 or 4 now, ya know.

I'm sure your guys have it under control. Good luck.
06-15-2010 06:48 PM
Pray for Mojo 2 weeks after repair the problem has cropped up again! I'm pretty surprised that two modules would go, so now I'm wondering if the power source is burning out the modules. Its weird, both times it was raining and damp out when the problem appeared.
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