26th Aug 2002, 03:17
You say your car is a defective peice of garbage? The fourth gen F-bodys are known for having rotor problems, but not automatic trans problems. The 4L60E is generally considered to be a very strong transmission. I happen to know from having owned a 1995 Z-28. My stock trans took 516 rear-wheel horse with nary a complaint. I happen to think your easy highway miles might be somewhat of an exaggeration. A trans that makes 55,000 miles probably does not suffer from factory defect, but rather from driver defect.
13th Jan 2003, 21:09
Unfortunately, I am an owner of a 1998 Camaro. Yes, they may be nice looking vehicles- which I regret considering before quality- but they are a piece of junk! And from what I have read and heard, I am not of few, but of many whom have had to deal with the agony of repairing their "new" car. It has been in the shop over 7 times in a 3-year period and is currently being repaired again! Fortunately, the initial repairs were free of charge, after 3 months of quarreling with the dealer and GM. Unfortunately, now I must pay out-of-pocket. All I can advise is purchase extended warranty, however that does not guarantee you won't have to pay from your own pocket. They will eventually find some way to get more of your money.
27th Jul 2004, 09:38
I am the PROUD, PROUD owner of a 99' Z-28, which in my mind started off as one of the nicest cars I had ever owned. Now, despite the factory torque and power, this car is totally falling short of my expectations of GM. The pinion bearings and quite possibly the axle bearings are shot.
I read countless articles on how tough these cars are under hard driving situations, but I'm not seeing any truth to these claims. Countless numbers of people are complaining of rear end problems.
So, GM, if you want to build a good, quality sports car, build one! Don't mess around with us guys who crave stupid fast. If the rear end in my car fails after an eighth of a mile with some piece of crap mustang, I may have well bought the GT. God forbid I have to buy one of those. Get your acts together. Don't turn me into a Ford fan...
26th Aug 2004, 01:04
I am a proud owner of a 2002 camaro and I have not been able to drive the car that much do to being deployed quite a bit. I have been a big gm fan since I was little. My parents are on there fifth corvette and we have no problems with those cars. I am on my second camaro. The only problems I've had with that car was the transmission seal busted and a fan motor ceased to work. so there for a head gasket busted causing water to go into the oil.
But I have not yet had a problem with my car. If anyone could tell me what problems I should look out for that would be appreciatly thankful.
20th Dec 2004, 18:19
Hey I am having a problem getting the torque converter in a 1986 Camaro can anyone tell me what might be wrong.
20th Mar 2006, 05:40
I still think you have it somewhat pretty good. Why?, because you've got exactly the kind of car that I've wanted for literally 5 full years now, which I still haven't obtained, and that's a nice 8-cylinder sports car with over 300 horsepower.
However, that is indeed a surprise that you had all those problems with so little miles... I guess you can't always go by how low the miles are on a car when you determine its reliability, but rather it's more just the individual car itself. Some are reliable and some are just lemons I guess..
20th Mar 2006, 13:53
Chevy can do it right...
Look at the corvette, but I guess that's why there is a $30,000 (+ or -) price difference.
God forbid you should be in a ford? Its those kind of comments that make you sound stupid.
17th Oct 2008, 20:39
I have a 1998 Camaro and love it!!
NO!! I don't run the crap out of it. Yes I get on it at times, but don't smoke the tires!!
People ask me what my car will "do"; I tell them I don't want to know what it will do. I want to live.
20th Oct 2008, 13:37
I wonder if you ever had you tranny fluid/filter changed? I'm sure the way it was treated had something to do with it as well. My old 88 Camaro IROC (TPI 350) with a 700r4 (same transmission as you, only non-electronic) lasted around 130k-140k miles.
I have since replaced that car with a 1998 Z28 with a 6 speed (T56). The T56 is stronger than the 4L60E, which was half the reason I went with one besides wanting a manual. I had an LS7 clutch dropped in at 86k and I won't have to worry about anything for quite awhile.
If you blow you tranny again look into a 4L80E swap.
30th Dec 2009, 22:38
4th gens are the fall of the Camaro. Thank god the 5th gen rocks so much; 4th gens look like cockroaches and have many problems.
Proud owner of a 71 z28 and 84 z28 :) Both are great, each have this same tranny, no problems. I don't like the 4th gens, especially the green ones, what a horrible factory color :)
Hope you guys have better luck witem.