Al G.: I will never buy a GM product EVER.
Poe Tay Toe: What's the best way to go around and fixing this with the engine still in
at home? What bolts would you recommend replacing them with?
cerjo84: Working on replacing my clutch, I found one rear exhaust manifold bolt
broken on my 2002 ls1 Camaro, it's gonna be tuff to take that one out
because of how the engine sits way under the dash.
South Main Auto Repair: Fix those all the time. Just did a video on my channel fixing 4 broken
studs on a hemi. Got them all out. Just like a chevy...
Terry Thomas: Our 2002 Astra Chevrolet 105,000 kms 2 Missing Manifold bolts ! Cheers GM !
animalcorvair: gm needs to recall all of them.. my son inlaw now has this ... i told
him to get a 92 chevy with 350 like mine k1500 has real bolts ..an
you are right it can cause a fire ...
Ben Bat: I'm in elbow deep on trying to get two flush broken bolts out on my 05
Sierra. What PITA.
I had to replace the head because 3 exhaust bolts were broken off on my 99
Sierra I previous owned.
Hunter T.: People need to just do it them selves and fix it right with parts they
trust. I repaired my 5.3L a couple weeks ago with new bolts and anti seize.
scan3719: Just spent 10 back breaking hours replacing my exhaust bolts. 3 were
broken, 2 flush. Pissed, you bet.
Yes, I have torches, welder and professional tools and it still sucked. My
suburban is a garage kept queen, not rusty, like the Canadian truck seen in
this video. I am a mechanical design engineer, so I know what goes on in
Jessy Burris: Why are we attacking just GM trucks here? Ford and Dodge have the same
problem. Fixed tons of them personally...
Ric Bonillas Jr: I have a broken exhaust bolts on my 02 Tahoe 4.8L V8 's cylinder head and
VERY EASY to remove broken bolt than WORST FORD AND DODGE! Unbelievable
that my Tahoe has over 300,000 miles with an original engine and
Thomas Martin: GM did the same thing on the LT1's in the 90's, broken bolts galore.
Recall? Not a chance. The bean counters found a place to put in a low
grade bolt instead of the tried and true exhaust bolts GM used for eons
I finally after 25 years of buying GM, gave up on them. And generations
before more me only bought GM. Now they buy Japanese cars. They won't
Nevadaiscorrupt: I watched your video and decided to go look at the bolts on my 06 GMC
Sierra. Sure enough one is broke. Thanks for the video. I will file a
complaint but doubt it will do any good.
Peter Grooms: I have a 2004 Tahoe 5.3 with a broken driver's side exhaust manifold bolt.
I used a repair bracket ($22) and it sealed the leak! Easy to install,
although you need to contort yourself a little to reach to the back of the
engine. I agree it's a problem, although I've found the aftermarket
provides cheap solutions (Kral, Dorman).
Nevadaiscorrupt: Cousin has an 01 GMC. Four bolts are broke. 3 out of 4 trucks I have looked
at have broken bolts. Next truck I buy is Toyota.
Scott Beydler: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.557764230990982.1073741835.349520098482064&type=1
V. L. Moore: Carquestions I saw your video about the bolts breaking on that GMC Sierra,
I have a 2005 GMC Sierra 5.3 L and I have the some problem with my truck. I
will be contacting someone about this problem. Thanks
Nevadaiscorrupt: My dad has a 02 Chevy Silverado So I looked at his, it has a broken bolt
also. I also have an 05 sierra all bolts intact for now.
Kevin Rogers: like really? this is an extreamly simple job to repair, thos broken bolts
where it is not flush with the head they are extreamly easy to do, its not
a defect simply because its expected to happen, you have different
expansion rates with the manifold, and head, and lets not forget about the
rust factor in behind the bolt head pushing on the bolt, which causes the
stress on the bolts and they snap, Ram and ford both have the same issues
and fords are a total nightmare to do, ram is a pain as well but not nearly
as bad, i can do BOTH manifolds with broken bolts in 3 hours EASY, you dont
need to pull the inner fener out, very simple job if your expernced.
just an FYI 2.4's manifolds crack sometimes, 4.3 sometimes leak, 3.5 and
4.2l are horrable for the manifold cracking down in the webbing of
manifold, 6.2L in half tons and ESV's its an expected issue with anything
the amount of heat and power thes engines produce expecally bering DI now,
then whoever tows can see this more
Toluene: See the problem is they really don't cause a safety issue. I bought an 02
Tahoe and it had the same problem so I went and bought a nice set of easy
outs (or whatever they were called) and got them out. It's hard to get
them out because they have that thread locker on the bolts. They are a
pain! GMC/Chevy aren't the only ones with this problem either. I had this
problem with the wife's 06 Durango and my '98 Expedition.
I'll do a video for removing these broken bolts when I get the time.
koolpimp2012: Just ran into the same problem looking at $1300 for one bolt on each side
John Jones: GM is finally forced to step up to the plate. The recalls are mounting.
I will take my 1996 K1500 over any new GM product.
Shane Brough: I own a 1999 Silverado z71 5.3L, I had this problem on the 2 back bolts on
the drivers side exhaust manifold, one bolt was sheared off into the head.
I had the problem fixed, and within a year the have broken again. It's not
a cheap fix and the shop claims they used grade 8 bolts. I am still able to
pass emissions in Ontario, it hasn't thrown a code yet, but it's probably
just a matter of time. For now I just have to deal with the "tick" until
the engine heats up and seals again. This should be fixed, GM reuses a lot
of parts between different vehicles, and this is an issue that carries
through many different models.
Edward Ingram: I have a 2006 hummer and I have at least 3 bolts missing
harjot nijjar: i have this same problem on my 06 gmc 2500hd, Do you know if gm has said
anything about this? have they done any recall ?
rsundstrom7: This just happened to me, by of course coming to youtube for solutions, I
found this vid, I have filed a complaint. Amazing how many people are
having this same issue.
Cindy Barber: I am having the same problem with my 2008 Envoy Denali. It has the 5.3 V8.
I contacted GMC about this problem after watching your video and they are
giving me the run around. Do you know it there is any one working on a
class action lawsuit? I have 2 broken bolts on one side and 1 on the
other. I only have 118,000 miles on it. Is there anything that you know
of that would be helpful I would much appreciate your feed back. Thank you
and anyone else that has any suggestions.
peacenlove0101: GM needs to take it easy on threadlock they use it on everything .
Theo Butter: As we know (2014 ignition switch revelations) GM will never recall anything
even after several deaths. Buy a Kia.
Trent John: @ thebluetarp who is charging you $1000 to replace 6 bolts. I could do that
work in my driveway and I know that 6 studs don't cost much
Todd Randall: I've got a 2004 5.3L in my Yukon XL that I've owned since new (every
service done) with this exact problem. It has 107,000 miles of soccer mom
driving on it in southern California (not the rust belt) with a few boat
tow trips in the last couple of years. GM has a TSB on it # 06-06-02-026
that I found here
http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167260&page=2 half way down
the page stating to use larger head bolts. Dealer is stating $600 if it's
"easy" and close to $1800 if they need to pull the head to extract the
bolt. Multiple Chevy and GM forums with mechanics stating there is no need
to pull the head....
Mac S: A bolt is hardly a major recall
Lou's Custom Exhaust: As an exhaust specialist I will tell you this much, it is not isolated to
GM cars. F150's are notorious for snapping the manifold studs on the
passenger side manifold, Toyotas have a "always breaks" bolt as well.
As a side note I use the same code scanner and that code would be from your
passenger side manifold leaking for sure (p0430). As you said the broken
bolt does and can cause your converter to fail by allowing more unburnt
fuel down into the converter. The lack of backpressure from the leak is
what causes the unburnt fuel condition.
Andy Hassan: I have a 2007 Chevy Tahoe. Truck is in shop now and I am beyond pissed that
I have to pay for this obvious manufacturing flaw. Suggestions ?
surfertube44: Agreed! I just found 2 broken bolts and spent hundreds of dollars trying to
fix a miss fire, this is bullcrap and also when they break off where do the
land, in somebodies windshield causing an accident? they need a full
recall NOW, also there " Lasts the Life time of the vehicle" found out its
10 years ,not the engine but all surrounding parts of the truck, at least
my truck survived the 10 with out major problems since 2000 C 3500 5.7 but
there recalling the 2014s already for catching fire!
Brian Stenson: I have same damn problem with mine a 1999 gmc sierra 5.3l. 4 bolts total
broken, on L and R side towards the back. Step up GM
Scott Fuller: I support this video all the way my dad has a 1999 with a 5.3 with 3 broken
bolts I also have a 2000 with a 6.0 with 2 my neighbor has a 2002 avalanche
with a 5.3 with 3 and my new 2007 has 2 I have fixed 2 out of the 4 trucks
and its no cake walk doing it and its getting old fixing this when it sould
be a recall
Scott Harris: I have some broke on a 2003 with a 6.0 and its filling the cab with exhaust
going to go check my 2000 5.3 right now
thebluetarp: ABOUT to spend $1,000 to have my broken bolt on my 2003 Tahoe fixed. but,
while they are in there they are going to replace all 6. anyone know what
else can be fixed, looked at or replaced while this work is being done??
Steven Lees: I'm 16 and I fixed it my self on my 2001 gmc yukon. It took 45 mins and I
was done it's not a freaking problem
Billy Mac: Easy fix, as said in the past, take off tires and maybe wheel tubs, get a
mig welder and some 3/8 or 7/16 steel nuts and washers, using the mig
welder weld a big blob onto the broken stud, don't worry the mig welder
wont weld to the cast iron head and the exhaust manifold, it wont ruin the
stud threads either because of dissimilar metals and the red hot stud now
will burn off the loctite compound. After you weld a blob of metal past
the exhaust manifold put a nut on the top of it and center it to put a
socket or wrench on the nut while holding it with pliers, you then mig weld
bead in the middle of the nut to secure the nut on the blob of metal you
just welded, you can weld a washer also facing sideways and here is the
best part, after all that heat the bolt will unscrew from the head easily
every time,you don't even need a socket most of the time, just be careful
it will be very hot for a while, I have done this twice on my 2000 2500 6.0
None of the slag from the welding will stick to any of the cast iron, so
its a perfect job and you can get to all the bolts easily, using an argon
gas wire feed welder is best for this job instead of a flux coated wire,
use the welder at a high temp setting !
ThE cHicKeN cHaNnEl Fowl Play!: No kidding! Design Flaw. Costly to people who can't do it themselves.
Soleil: I have a 2008 2500 Silverado and the back bolt driver side broke off. Went
to my local mechanic and he could not remove the old bolt as it broke off
deep inside. Replaced the manifold without the back bolt one month later
the noise is back and it is worse. They have been in our community for
years and mine for the past two years. How do I get my money back?. My
local GM dealer quoted me a price of $1800 to fix it if they could not get
the bolt out. Can they get the bolt out if it is broken off inside the
engine? Also a company called Kral Auto Parts out of the States, has a part
that they say will fix the problem without having to pay the big bucks.
Have you heard of them? http://www.kralautoparts.com
I will send in my complaint but would like some feedback, please, on my two
questions above. Thanks Mark
a lilly: The best way to fix this major problem is to go to www.kralautoparts.com. I
have a `03 Silvarado that had the back bolts broke of my exhaust manifold.
I found them and installed my bracket from these guys two years ago and it
still works great. It installs quick into existing holes on the back side
of the cylinder head. I highly recommend this for your fix on many types of
vehicles. Check out their website, or Facebook to see if it will work on
GaianUNSTV: I'm hoping to do my own repair any youtube videos or recommendations you
carquestions .: So much for it just being a problem in "salt belt" areas - thanks for
filing the complaint and take some solace in the fact your comment will be
here for years to come.
dandanzoo: I have a broken manifold bolt on my 2004 Yukon denali. Its a good excuse to
throw a pair of Gibson stainless steel headers! Its going to be a cunt to
get that out idk if im going to attempt that.
carquestions .: You summed it up nicely
carquestions .: @chuffo302stang Thanks for the comment - you couldn't be more right.
Tim Blagden: @shipmate5967 I did on July 21, 2010. NHTSA said to go to their
Safercar.gov site and file a defect complaint. They also recommended
contacting the FTC which I did. Another easy form to complete. The third
suggestion was to contact the state attorney general's office.