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Broken Crankshaft

dstormdstorm Member Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Chevrolet
I've had my S10 ext cab 4.3 V6 5 speed manual for 3 1/2 years bought used at 34,000 miles (I'm second owner) minor problems such as upper transmission seal, ABS system, and power mirrors.
Well the other day @ 79,000 miles I heard a loud crunch from the engine, and the truck went dead. I've been informed by my shop that the crankshaft snapped, and I require a new engine(Which will cost thousands of $) GM has informed me that since its out of warranty tough luck. Seems to me that crankshafts don't snap unless their defective, Do I have any recourse? any suggestions?

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    bnormannbnormann Member Posts: 335
    in a Triumph Spitfire at 7000 RPM.

    OOPS.

    Bruce
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    0patience0patience Member Posts: 1,712
    Unfortunately,you are clearly out of the warranty period.(This would be an arguement for purchasing the extended warranty).
    But,personally I would take it to a reputable independant shop and get an estimate from them.Do not tell them what the dealers estimate was,just that they have looked at it.

    A reconditioned engine may be the best route.
    If you call around to remanufacturers,you may be able to find a reasonable price on a remanufactured engine,but pay close attention to their warranties and what they cover in case the engine goes south.

    I'd like to tell you that this is uncommon,but unfortunately,as they try to cut costs on materials, it affects the quality.So it happens more often than anyone would care to admit.
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