Well, I tried to start my car the other day and got a nasty sound under the hood when trying to start it. After taking it to the dealer they discovered I have a broken #7 connecting rod. Does anyone have any info about something like this happening with there camaro or anyone elses?
I called GM and the they are going to gather info and investigate the situation and I have asked for a new engine. Any help will be appreciated.
2001 Camaro Z28
350 5.7 Liter.... you all know the rest
Wonder if it got some type of leak that filled a cylinder with water. That will definitely bend a rod, and probably break one if its bad enough. Other possibility is coolant freezing if it got cold enough where you are at. That could crack the block and cause the same thing. Have not really seen any problems at all with the powdered metal rods.
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1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner
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Yes, a broken connecting rod. As for leaks I didnt notice anything on the ground, I look for things like that. And it did run fine the night before(have no kids, girlfriend cant drive a stick). It was raining that morning and it wasnt that cold when I tried to start it. I guess I'll know more after they investigate it. What are my chances of getting it replaced?
If its still under factory warranty, then the dealer has to fix the problem. If your warranty expired, then I think your paying the bill. I believe the engine needs to be removed from the bottom of the car, so labor can add up quick on a 4th gen camaro.