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So Roadside came and got my car yesterday, which had a new clutch installed at 29165 miles. Grinding into third and forth, random release points on the pedal, and you gotta mash the car into gear, it by no means go's in smooth.

They called me said trans is fine, 3 people drove your car, no one see's any issues. The work order states I have a new clutch installed.

They replaced the steering rack, I still have front end noise, and told me it was ready. So I had my wife get the keys on her way home, since I was still waiting for my ride home from work since I got no loaner car. Which roadside said I would have, since I need to go to work, which I explained and they told me I was gonna get one. Service advisor basic told me to fly a kite.

Well I got in my car hoping to be done with this mess, and that's when I noticed a beat clutch. Yeap that's right, 400 miles on it and it grabs at the tippy top of the pedal, yet 3 GM service personnel say its fine.

To make matters worse the dude who sold me the car, my WIFE'S UNCLE, will not pick up the phone, or call me back. For two weeks since I got the car, the first two I actually enjoyed it. I even made sure to make it appear garage kept when it snowed. LMAO yea I cleaned my car after cleaning the snow off, and washed it while at work before going home. Now all I want to do is rip the fenders off with my bare hands and drive it through the dealership window.
 

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Great post for FML when i bought my balt i later found out it had a bent control arm that they just hammered out and aligned the wheel on it so it would not rattle or shake...for a while. It had been in a front end colision that they covered up and it had been painted several times my car is a multitude of oranges which I couldn't really tell until the cheap wax they used wore off. luckily i got them to cover half the price of the control arm after making a "presence" at their dealership they almost got the dam thing thru their window. Oh and a month later ice fell on my car at work off a communications tower and the army refused to pay for it. And a few weeks after that A guy w/o insurance hit my bumper in a parking lot.
 

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u can borrow my bat if u like
 

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@ Cookie, I got both lower control arms replaced already, a new steering rack, yet I still hear a rattle from my steering. I am gonna hope that Tues, my next service appointment, I still have the rattle. Maybe then the 3 tries lemon law will be on my side, and a new Cobalt outside my house.

@ tylerh, believe it or not, this fool just got a new house and he was hoping I would rent out the basement. Sell me a car like that, make 2-3k off me there, then you really think I am gonna move in with you. Also the baseball bat would be like, Brock Lesner vs a 5th grader.

@ Blakd, I will take you up on your offer IF you film it, and upload it to you tube.
 

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Lol nice. I ended up having two broken lifters with no check engine light, and to my suprise my balt still ran good. I took it in and the dealership refused to work on it because the cel wasn't on. They also insisted that there wasn't anything wrong with my car even though my car sounded like it had stage 3 cams in it. I ended up taking my car to my buddies shop and there it was. Two broken lifters and a destroyed rocker bearing. After that experience I'm not sure if I'll ever buy a gm vehicle again.
 

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@ Cookie, I got both lower control arms replaced already, a new steering rack, yet I still hear a rattle from my steering. I am gonna hope that Tues, my next service appointment, I still have the rattle. Maybe then the 3 tries lemon law will be on my side, and a new Cobalt outside my house.

@ tylerh, believe it or not, this fool just got a new house and he was hoping I would rent out the basement. Sell me a car like that, make 2-3k off me there, then you really think I am gonna move in with you. Also the baseball bat would be like, Brock Lesner vs a 5th grader.

@ Blakd, I will take you up on your offer IF you film it, and upload it to you tube.
.. haha NP Braddaman
 

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Lol nice. I ended up having two broken lifters with no check engine light, and to my suprise my balt still ran good. I took it in and the dealership refused to work on it because the cel wasn't on. They also insisted that there wasn't anything wrong with my car even though my car sounded like it had stage 3 cams in it. I ended up taking my car to my buddies shop and there it was. Two broken lifters and a destroyed rocker bearing. After that experience I'm not sure if I'll ever buy a gm vehicle again.
 

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Lol nice. I ended up having two broken lifters with no check engine light, and to my suprise my balt still ran good. I took it in and the dealership refused to work on it because the cel wasn't on. They also insisted that there wasn't anything wrong with my car even though my car sounded like it had stage 3 cams in it. I ended up taking my car to my buddies shop and there it was. Two broken lifters and a destroyed rocker bearing. After that experience I'm not sure if I'll ever buy a gm vehicle again.
u cant exactly blame gm unless u purchaced the car brand new,for all u know it could have been like that when u bought it or it was just starting to wear and by the time u took it in it had just gotten worse and worse. so therfore u should blame the dealership u took it to and the 1 u bought it from (if for some reason they are not the same)
 

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u cant exactly blame gm unless u purchaced the car brand new,for all u know it could have been like that when u bought it or it was just starting to wear and by the time u took it in it had just gotten worse and worse. so therfore u should blame the dealership u took it to and the 1 u bought it from (if for some reason they are not the same)
I agree with part of this...but just because no DTCs appear is a terrible reason not to check what is causing a rough idle.
 

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My clutch grabs towards the top also...
Mine does too. I thought it was normal for these cars.

Lol nice. I ended up having two broken lifters with no check engine light, and to my suprise my balt still ran good. I took it in and the dealership refused to work on it because the cel wasn't on. They also insisted that there wasn't anything wrong with my car even though my car sounded like it had stage 3 cams in it. I ended up taking my car to my buddies shop and there it was. Two broken lifters and a destroyed rocker bearing. After that experience I'm not sure if I'll ever buy a gm vehicle again.
It deos not matter what you buy all dealerships now will tell you that nothing is wrong if there is no CEL on. At most you will find one Master Mechanic in most dealerships. All the rest are techs. They are not REAL mechanics.
 

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and u have to keep in mind not every car is exactly the same car,sure it may have the same engine,the same suspention,but its not the exact as another,for instance u can have 2 pistons from two cobalts from the sme cylinder. they may appear in every way to b the same but they arnt,because 1 is not the other. one could have a slight more wear and tear at a certain amount of heat,like also u can have 2 cars,same model same year. but one could have come off the line alittle while after the other and may have better(mayb worse) things on it.and u cant just say a car is terrible for its faults,every car has its faults and that is garenteed. they may not b the same but they are faults regardless.so u cant exactly call a gm or any vehicle terrible because of that unless they are that bad and the good things do not make up for it
 

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Turns out I need a new trans and several other items. Won't have my car back for a few days lol. Now to call some lawyers and see what kinda $$ returns I can get for my out of pocket repairs, and if I can hold the selling dealership responsible. I will try to get compensated from both dealerships if possible and worth any investment needed. Since I have a ton of GM customer support documentation, and all the paper work from all visits I think I got a good case of vehicle neglect and possible endangerment of my life. Giving me back a car cover under full warranty with a newly bad alignment, and bad trans to drive in the snow, telling me its fine to drive, yea that's just not right.

God bless anyone who has crashed due to this type of neglect. As a auto body employee of 7 years, I have seen my fair share of bloody interiors and crushed cars. In ct a close friend recently skidded on black ice in his new civic. Home It is the car at the bottom of the page. Him, and his sister are both still in critical care from the last I heard, I am working on a web site for them to help them raise money for the hospital bills, that is the last thing there parents need.

Accidents happen, and cars can be replaced. But people can't be.
 
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