by pennhead [OP] » Apr 30 2013, 2:20am
by ThomasG » Apr 30 2013, 2:43am
by GM Customer Service » May 02 2013, 2:42am
pennhead wrote:Past Friday night was raining, drove truck in 4WD auto. Parked overnight, remote start next morning, hopped in and accidentally tapped accelerator bringing RPM's up a little (not a rev), and then inserted key and turned on ignition. Put truck in reverse and loud womp-womp-womp-womp with accompanying vibration from engine. Service Stabilitrack message, Traction Control Off message, Check Engine light popped on. I switched to 2WD, no change. Put truck in park, engine smoothed out some, shut off and restarted, put in gear and same scenario as before. Was somewhat reluctant to go back in park.
GM mechanic told me sounded like it was misfiring. Didn't want to drive to dealership for fear of washing out misfiring cylinders, so had it towed. Got a call and they say need to replace pistons! One cylinder has low-or-no compression and oil-fouled plug. I'm having trouble remembering exactly what he said because I was so taken aback and in shock when getting the news. $3000 to replace the one piston! He said might as well do all for another $600 and basically have a new engine. That would get new lifters, too. I am distraught!
The truck has 89K miles, however is about a year out of warranty. It had an oil-fouled plug in the past and using a little oil, but they addressed that with the splash shield under warranty some time ago. I asked them to see if they can somehow repair this under warranty, so they will be checking into that tomorrow. No promises, they said, but they will check.
I asked how this could just happen so suddenly, and he said it's probably been getting this way for some time. I get monthly diagnostics from OnStar, and there's never been any indication that anything was awry.
I'm sorry about rambling on and the disjointed grammar, it's just that this all seems so incredulous and I am just sick. Any advice or help is greatly appreciated.
by pennhead [OP] » May 02 2013, 2:17pm
by GM Customer Service » May 03 2013, 2:46am
pennhead wrote:Good news, friends. Service Manager at dealership called and informed me that engine would be repaired courtesy of Chevrolet. Let me tell you, that lifted a heavy burden from my shoulders. Instant relief!
Jessica L., I appreciate your comment and desire to help. Looks like it's taken care of. I will update here as things progress.
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