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Hey guys,

This morning I had an appointment with my dealer to get a recall repair done. I went out and started the car to begin driving there, and was greeted with this wonderful noise coming from the engine:


What in the world is that noise??!?! Today was the first time it has done that, and it was louder in person. This sound only happened at idle, and if you give it a little gas (1200 rpm) it would go away. When I drove to the dealer and the engine warmed up to normal operating temperature there was no sound at all.

If this thing keeps acting up it's going bye-bye. First the license plate lights/trunk button, then a possible leak, then this....all within the first two months of ownership. Not a happy camper right now.
 

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I'm at work so I'm not gonna click the youtube link...but if it's something metallic and changes or goes away when it heats up I'd lean towards checking the heat shield(s) on the exhaust.

Of course since I didn't listen to the sound that could be way off-base.
 

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Sounds like the lifters.
 

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Hard to tell. It could be the "squeak", but sounds a tad random. It wouldn't hurt to check the sparkplug torque and pull the dipstick to see if it goes away.
 

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Definitely coming from the top end of the motor? Because it sounds an awful lot like the noise my serpentine tensioner was making this summer, only with a bit more of a chirp to it.
 

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Well, I took it to the dealer and they want to keep it overnight, they have no idea what's going on and they can't replicate it. They supposedly can't give me a loaner because I'm 19, so I got no ride to college and work tomorrow which is ridiculous.

Thought buying a newer car would've kept this from happening, but guess not.
 

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Well, I took it to the dealer and they want to keep it overnight, they have no idea what's going on and they can't replicate it. They supposedly can't give me a loaner because I'm 19, so I got no ride to college and work tomorrow which is ridiculous.

Thought buying a newer car would've kept this from happening, but guess not.
They still do this?
 

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I'm 22 and was never allowed a loaner/rental even when I was in an accident (not at my fault) and my car was being repaired under insurance. Rental had to be in my mom's name and I just drove it illegally.
 

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I'm 22 and was never allowed a loaner/rental even when I was in an accident (not at my fault) and my car was being repaired under insurance. Rental had to be in my mom's name and I just drove it illegally.
I was gonna say same thing if car was Co-Signed for. At least U Haul had a Youthful drivers fee to get you on the road. Enterprise as well and they waived it if you reserved on base.
 

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I was gonna say same thing if car was Co-Signed for. At least U Haul had a Youthful drivers fee to get you on the road. Enterprise as well and they waived it if you reserved on base.
Yeah Enterprise gave us the option to pay for the "under 25 driver fee" and my mom refused, since we weren't even paying for the rental itself. We're stubborn haha.
 

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Yeah, I was pretty bent. I figure if I am allowed to serve my country and vote, I should be allowed to get a darn loaner. Sheesh.
 

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Well, I took it to the dealer and they want to keep it overnight, they have no idea what's going on and they can't replicate it. They supposedly can't give me a loaner because I'm 19, so I got no ride to college and work tomorrow which is ridiculous.

Thought buying a newer car would've kept this from happening, but guess not.
Unless they can show you a legal, as in law that says they can't provide a loaner, they are required to do so. This is part of your warranty. A dealership can always pull a car of their used car lot as a loaner if they can't get a rental for you.
 

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I had a rattle that sounded like it was coming from the top of my engine and it was under warranty. So I took it into the dealer and they said it was the exhaust clamps that loosened up. they had no idea what the sound was either when they first heard it.
 

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Regarding rental/loaners.

If you are not yet 25yo it ain't gonna happen......dealer insurance carriers won't even allow porters under 25 to drive dealer owned cars.
Rental companies follow the same guidelines.

Rob
 

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The dealer replaced the water pump. 32k miles and it's already leaking. Unbelievable.

They're thinking that was part of the rattle maybe?

Not a happy camper.

Dad is blaming the water pump failure on the remote start and me using it all the time. I think he's wrong...but replies are welcomed so I can prove it.
 

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Bad design - it was bound to fail at some point. It has been redesigned and gone through several revisions that should make it last longer than 32K, but will probably happen again at some point later down the road (luckily, it is covered under an extended warranty for 10 years/150K).

Not related to remote start.
 

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Regarding rental/loaners.

If you are not yet 25yo it ain't gonna happen......dealer insurance carriers won't even allow porters under 25 to drive dealer owned cars.
Rental companies follow the same guidelines.

Rob
So this basically means that GM is unable to comply with their own warranty requirements.
 

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I guess you could say that because of insurance regulations, GM is unable to fulfill its obligation.

Rob
 

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GM Corporate could provide the basic coverage in these cases. GM needs the first time buyer and if they get screwed this way their next car won't be GM.
 
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