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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by TinSnips, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. RiCeY

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    Grinding and locking out/jumping out of gear all sounds like internal gearbox issues with shims, selectors and synchros, cant see why a new box would be doing it.... or are they rebuilding your box each time?

    The chatter is actually fairly common, some cars are worse than others. We've sent boxes out to get rebuilt and they have come back with the same noise with the trans specialist reporting no issues ie a characteristic of that box.
     
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    Mike08 No Back seat drivers

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    Go to the media mate, they have had more than their fair chance to put things rite here, i am sure Holden does not want a bad press issue only weeks out from a new model launch.

    Just a thought, but i would be burning them over this big time.

    Cheers.
     
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    No point going to media when they are still making an effort to resolve the issue.
     
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    TinSnips Polish all the things...

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    Apparently they're not rebuilding them. I had to wait 4 weeks for the first one to be delivered and this one was apparently new as well. Been told they're not allowed to open them up to find what the fault is?

    Like I said, I haven't driven this one enough yet to get a good idea, but from what they told me, it's doing the same thing.

    I've been told that chatter is common - but this echoes when you open the door next to a kerb. I've also got the rattle under the shifter - which I think they also replaced and IS still happening.
     
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    Mike08 No Back seat drivers

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    You may be correct Ricey, but it is a very poor effort so far mate. And does not look at all good at the moment.

    Cheers.
     
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    Thanks Mike.

    I'll leave that to a last resort though. They are still trying to fix it. My issue isn't really with the service team, as they are clearly frustrated by the lack of result too. I'm pissed that it's happened and gone on this long, but it really isn't their fault, not that it's my problem who's fault it is. But I'll follow the chain of command. Last thing I want to do is shoot myself in the foot, but throwing blind punches!
     
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    While it may seem like a lack of effort its not always the case.

    Some issues can be a real headache to diagnose and be very time consuming. When Holden will only allow dealerships limited time for diagnosis, the dealerships hands are tied. The fact they have fitted 2 new gearboxes so far shows they are making a reasonable effort to rectify the issue.
     
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    Fair enough mate i see your point, Tinsnips you are showing great patience imho.

    Cheers.
     
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    In the end, I've paid for a car that works - and these faults have been evident, in one form or another, for over 18 months, with not many of them being resolved, or alternatively, being recurring.

    I'll be escalating the issue, but I don't want to ruin the relationship I have with the dealer. I don't blame them. But it's certainly not fair that I should be as inconvenienced as I have been with constantly returning the vehicle for recurring issues. SOMETHING needs to happen!
     
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    I'm sure trying to!

    But like Ricey said, they ARE trying. And clearly, they're not bullshitting me, with the, we didn't fix anything phone call - I can't ask more than that from them. However, I can ask for a working vehicle from Holden. Can't hurt to try, anyway!
     
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    Just took it for a very quick run to the shop. Have to say that the shift feel of the new box and shifter does seem to be a marked improvement. I'd go as far as to say I'd be happy with that. Then again, the last one felt better for a week as well. Hard to tell. The diff is still going mental though. And whatever that noise was that the replaced harmonic balancer didn't fix is still loud and proud. I Think too, that the chatter is louder than before, if anything.

    And the dash still fkn squeaks! The speaker still rattles.
     
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    If the backlash wasnt there before Id be making sure all the propshaft bolts are tight!!
     
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    Its nothing new mate. But I'm going to try to borrow a hoist on Monday so I'll double check everything.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    i'd come for a ride with you to see this for myself but i'm busy this weekend lol. I gather we must live about 5 minutes apart. If i see a green SS ute grind by i'll be sure to wave.
     
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    Haha no worries. I'll be the guy in the grinding ute swearing violently at it!
     
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    Looking forward to hear how she go's over the weekend.
     
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    Won't be any updates for a little bit... Took it out today and found a pretty serious fk up. I'll be playing this one a bit close to the chest.
     
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    Sounds serious mate, take care and report when you can.

    Cheers.
     
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    so why the need for secrecy ? Its no secret holden has stuffed up a few things with your car, whats one more going to hurt ?
    Glad you found it though, maybe its the source of all your evil woes. Hmmm let me guess a cracked floor at the box mounting, gearbox crooked ...
     
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    So now the back rest of the driver's seat is creaking and grinding around like the frame is loose. This thing just gets better and better.
     

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