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post #1 of 79 Old 12-28-2012, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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I had a problem last month with my stablitrack light coming on and hard stopping. Took to the dealer, kept the car for 7 days. After it had been in the shop for 2 days they told me there was a service advisory out. The had to decarbonize the pistons to correct the problem. One month later, my service engine light came on. Took to the dealer and they said several codes were coming up. They wanted to keep the car for three days to do successive cold starts three mornings in a row? Don't really understand why they can't fix the car when they have the codes telling them what's wrong. Seemss this like the car has been in the shop more lately than it has been on the road with me in it.
Car has 20,000 miles on it.
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Have faith. Being a very hot car, the Camaro gets a LOT of attention when something comes up. GM will get you fixed up.

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Sorry to hear of the concern you have with your Camaro. Please keep us updated on what the dealership finds. In the meantime, feel free to contact me if you'd like me to look into this further for you.

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I had a problem last month with my stablitrack light coming on and hard stopping. Took to the dealer, kept the car for 7 days. After it had been in the shop for 2 days they told me there was a service advisory out. The had to decarbonize the pistons to correct the problem. One month later, my service engine light came on. Took to the dealer and they said several codes were coming up. They wanted to keep the car for three days to do successive cold starts three mornings in a row? Don't really understand why they can't fix the car when they have the codes telling them what's wrong. Seemss this like the car has been in the shop more lately than it has been on the road with me in it.
Car has 20,000 miles on it.
It does suck when you have a car in the shop...especially when it isn't an elective mod install...and even more so when you're making payments on it. I wish I had some insight to offer. I hope it all works out soon. And maybe this issue, whatever it is, will help all the dealers if they are faced with it again.

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Stabilitrack lights have NOTHING to do with pistons. Research the dealer - there are shops that are better than others. Complaints are usually easy to find. If the car becomes problematic, keep your receipts...

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Stabilitrack lights have NOTHING to do with pistons. Research the dealer - there are shops that are better than others. Complaints are usually easy to find. If the car becomes problematic, keep your receipts...
Yes it can. The top engine cleaning the the OP was referring to is to de-carbon the valves. The Direct injection engines get a crap ton of carbon built up on the valve since there is no fuel flowing over the intake valves to keep them clean (no fuel additve will help either since it all bypasses the back of the valve). When the carbon deposits get large enough, the can impede air flow and cause a misfire. When the engine misfires enough, it cannot calculate the torque output a a given throttle % and the service stabilitrac message will display.

Part of the stabilitrac system is for the modules to control the power output of the engine...if proper control of the engine cannot be maintained power of the stabilitrac system is comprimed.



Edit, having to decarbon the valves as soon as 15k mi is not uncommon.
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Stabilitrack lights have NOTHING to do with pistons. Research the dealer - there are shops that are better than others. Complaints are usually easy to find. If the car becomes problematic, keep your receipts...
You have 5,254 post on here and our newbie has 3. I'm sticking with your answer. Hope you are right, Right!! Me in Virginia

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You have 5,254 post on here and our newbie has 3. I'm sticking with your answer. Hope you are right, Right!! Me in Virginia
I am SAE Certified and I have 10+ years as a certified GM tech and a degree in engineering....that should be worth at least 5,252 post.
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I am SAE Certified and I have 10+ years as a certified GM tech and a degree in engineering....that should be worth at least 5,252 post.
That's great I'm glad you are a member on this site and Welcome to ModernCamaro, we need all the help we can get especially ME, don't listen to me since I usually don't know what I'm talking about but at least at 68 I'm having fun with my first Convertible. Thanks Michael in Virginia

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