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Broken Exhaust Manifold Bolt, 19,000 mi, REALLY???

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by t-sig, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. t-sig

    t-sig Senior Member
    from 607
    Messages: 121

    The truck in my signature has a broken exhaust manifold bolt on the drivers side closest to the fire wall. I know GM's are known for this, but, it is a 2011 with 19,000 miles (I don't drive it much)... I had a 2000 k1500 with the 5.3 that did the same thing, at 8yrs old with 80,000 miles. My current truck is 4 yrs old with low mileage and this seems a bit ridiculous. Has anyone gotten any satisfaction out of GM for this? I'm sure it is out of warranty for anything other than power train.
  2. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Don't know if you will get any help from GM or not, but since that is part of the engine (drivetrain), it certainly wouldn't hurt to try. If that doesn't work, maybe claim emissions as it is part of the exhaust and that might get you some satisfaction. Either way, your not out anything but a little time if they say no.
  3. t-sig

    t-sig Senior Member
    from 607
    Messages: 121

    I checked with the dealership and exhaust manifold leaks are covered under powertrain! I have 6 months left on that, so, this is great news. Hopefully the new bolts will last a little longer than the originals.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  4. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,601

    See if you can get them to do both sides under warrenty.
  5. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 545

    Sadly, GM is not known for helping anyone but departing CEO's
  6. snowymassbowtie

    snowymassbowtie Member
    Messages: 78

    They might still be covered under emissions too. I think that warranty is 8 years and 80,000 miles. That was on my 01 that I got fixed by the dealer in 04-05 under emissions and I had no other warranties left.
  7. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,601

    Just snap one off on the other side. If their rusty one will go.