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Chevrolet Camaro Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Chevrolet Camaro based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

Failure of the rear transmission mounts is common.

The hood and rear hatch supports may fail causing the hood or hatch fall back down after being raised to the open position. Replacement of failed supports is recommended.

The windows on the 1984-2002 Chevrolet Camaro commonly lean in towards the cabin when they are rolled down, and a metal-on-glass rattle is heard with any vibration. As the problem advances, popping may be heard from the door as the window rolls up or down.

This issue is caused by failing window regulator rivets which no longer holds the window upright. This places undue strain on pads that prevent the window from contacting the metal door frame. After a short time, the pads inside the door wear out, allowing the window to rattle and become scratched in a vertical pattern.

To correct the rattling and popping noises, the window regulator rivets and pads must be replaced.

The t-top models are prone to water leaks from the t-tops weather strip seals. Our technicians tell us that replacing the all of the t-top related weather strips will commonly correct most leaks. Care should be taken when removing and installing the t-tops in order to avoid damage to the weather strips.

The roller on the window guide attached to the bottom of the window glass may break off and cause the window to come off track.

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug wires checked for hot spots and cracks.

The ignition module or the crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

A stalling issue may occur if the battery goes dead or is disconnected and the "idle learn" procedure is not performed. For more information on "relearning" the engine idle speed, please click here»

The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.

Spark plug wires may fail, becoming electrically open. The will result in an engine misfire. Failed spark plug wires should be replaced.

Our technicians recommend to replace the fuel system filter every 30,000 miles.
The intake manifold or PCV valve hose may develop an engine vacuum leak causing a rougher than normal idle am may result in illumination of the check engine (SES) light.

The tail or brake lights may be dim due to a poor ground connection inside the light socket. Failed light sockets will require replacement.