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TSB coverage out of warranty

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Squires, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Not for a truck,
    but just wondering how TSB's work for vehicles that are out of factroy B2B or powertrain warranty.
    GF has an alero with trans issues, there have been several TSB's with respect to various trans issues and none have been done, have the build sheet with the dealer completed work.
    Just wondering if she is up **** creek, souldn't be surprised, but don't want to spend the coin if it is covered somehow

    thanks
     
  2. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    GM TSB's are covered under the factory warranty but are not considered as a recall. Unfortunately, being out of warranty, you will have to pay for the repairs out of pocket. The good thing is, if there is a TSB for your concern, it should help cut down on diag time.
     
  3. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    The only thing covered out of warranty would be a recall and that would still be limited unless it was a safety recall then it doesn't matter how old or miles.
     
  4. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Well the problem has been rectified, turns out that there was never a trans issue to begin with.
    Scanner said MAF and misfires.
    Changed the plugs wires and MAF, what a pain in the ass with a v6, back 3 took 3 times as long, working blind.

    All back and running, still ****, scan again, no codes.

    Someone said maybe the cat is clogged.
    Cutoff wheel and presto, never encountered a cat causing so much problems with performance and spiratic down shifts.

    Anyway purs like a kitten now, sans cat
    Glad i didn't go with the TSB about the trans that had all the same characteristics and problems, would now be 3 trans replacements in with no improvement
     
  5. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    who'd of thought, plugged cat. That should be a whole lot cheeper than a trans.
     
  6. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Cut off wheel $3
    2 clamps $4.40
    18" of 1 7/8" with reducer $9

    presto haha
    Maybe i will weld it, was a bandaid anyway, mint spotless body, but kidding noone car has 230,000km's
     
  7. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    It made it a week before the CEL came on.
    Reset it again last night.
    What is the risk of running without a cat?
     
  8. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    It wont damage the engine, but will cause the light to come on. I don't know about Canada, but in the states, if you live in an area where your car has to be tested before you renew your plates, it will fail the test and you wouldn't be able to renew until it passed. I also know its a big fine if a shop removes a converter from a vehicle, but not sure about if you do it your self.
     
  9. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Believe it or not less than 1000km's since it passed it's last 2 year E-test is when all the problems started.
    Not expecting the car to make it to the next test anyway was just a short term bandaid, GF wants to pay off her student debt before she buys a new car, so little "cheap" repairs are the limit, not the $800 and tax Midas wanted to replace the Cat
    Thanks for your help
     
  10. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Don't know if it would work for you but Summit Racing has universal fit converters for well under $100.
     
  11. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Yup, I was thinking the same thing. You can get an aftermarket converter for around $90 these days and it will last a while. Just have to have it welded on.