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#61 of 129 2008 corvette 6 speed problems
May 22, 2008 (12:00 pm)
I purchased a 2008, and have encountered shifting problems. When the car is cold there is a wash board action when shifting from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd . After about 15 miles the problem is better but not gone. The dealer showed me a letter from chevy saying the problem is normal and to take no action. The lemon law states that they must attempt to repair the vehicle 4 times, the letter stops the repair cycle.I have a case file started, but it will take more people complaining to solve the problem. Mog8
#62 of 129 Re: 2008 corvette 6 speed problems [mog8]
May 22, 2008 (2:39 pm)
I have a 2008 Corvette and I to get the wash board effect when it is cold. If the Manufacturer has a bulletin out on this what will it take to fix it? What is the problem and why does it do that?
#63 of 129 Re: 2008 corvette 6 speed problems [lilpuu]
May 22, 2008 (5:15 pm)
You will need to contact customer service a chevrolet. Call and file a complain and get your case number. jim
#64 of 129 Re: 2008 corvette 6 speed problems [lilpuu]
May 22, 2008 (7:04 pm)
i signed up for the corvette forum, but still waiting for email response. The bulletin is number 2073364. The title reads #PIP4357: Noise during the 1-2 shift when cold- key words first grate grind second _ feb 27,2008 recommendation A new transmission synchronizer will make a noise when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear in temperatures at or below 32 degrees, bull it happens at any temp. jim
#66 of 129 Re: 2008 corvette 6 speed problems [lilpuu]
May 23, 2008 (1:38 pm)
IiIpuu, I give up on registering on corvette forum, Could you please post the info. for me. thanks, jim
#67 of 129 2008 Corvette Automatic Trans Problem
May 29, 2008 (9:54 am)
I just hit 2000 miles on my 2008 Automatic Transmission. I'm not sure how to describe the problem other than the fact that there seem to be "gaps" in the shifting patterns in full automatic mode in drive. To start with when I start the car and back up and then go from reverse to drive , or from park to drive , there is a delay or gap for the transmission in drive to kick in with a feeling like a thud. If I'm in very slow moving traffic , like in a school zone at 15-20 mph, as I take my foot on and off the accelerator to maintain a slow speed when I touch the accelerator the transmission feels loose and these gaps occur which again almost feel like thuds. If I'm slowing down lets say from 40 or 50 mph down to 20 or so to go into a turn and then make the turn and acccelerate to pick up speed again there is another sort of gap where the transmission almost feels like it is having to "catch up" with the engine. Actually, in all of these "gap" like situations it does feel like the transmission is out of sync and is having to again "catch up" with the engine revs. There are no problem noises whatsoever. The "select" mode works perfectly with the paddle shifter. But in drive I have these problems. Has anyone else experienced any similar problems at all ? I have not taken it to the dealer service department as yet. I thought perhaps it might correct itself as the car was "breaking in" but it hasn't.
#68 of 129 Transmission
May 30, 2008 (4:14 pm)
My 08 does the same thing. I posted the question on the corvette mechanic site and was told that , what is called the garage shift ,is normal. I also notice a thud when slowing and them accelerating. I may get it checked by the dealer at the next service.
#69 of 129 Transmission
Jun 21, 2008 (1:22 pm)
I own a '63 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with a 4 speed manual hurst linkage....it's stuck in 1st gear....the clutch seems to be O.K....do I need to put it up on a rack 1st and remove the gear box??
do you think it's the gears???...any help would really be great today..
#70 of 129 Re: Transmission [cfm]
Jun 22, 2008 (6:52 am)
I'd get underneath the car and check (and hope) that maybe it's just the linkage that is jammed or disconnected somehow.
If it's not the linkage, then it's probably time for a new, rebuilt, or used transmission.