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Hatch Doesn't Like to Open

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    Hatch Doesn't Like to Open

    I've had my Camaro for two years, and ever since I bought it the hatch doesn't open easy. I'll press the button and it pops up a little, but if you try to open it it's still latched. I usually have to press the button 2-3 times.

    I've heard something about how it can be fixed with a spring? Are there any threads on this? Thanks!

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    Very common prob with our hatches. The factory setup is too weak to fully release the hatch. You'll need to do a search to find the thread that covers this issue. I don't remember the fix for it but I believe you have to piggy back the spring with another, or intertwine them.. I have the prob too but I use my key fob to release it and then grab it with my other hand.
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    here ya go, since Smittro forgot.........

    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...ease_fix_2.htm

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    thx I'll try it on my TA. looks like the same setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    here ya go, since Smittro forgot.........

    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...ease_fix_2.htm
    Thanx Crash nice to see ya hangin' out again.. Yeah and I'm still tryin' to build 6ers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Thanx Crash nice to see ya hangin' out again.. Yeah and I'm still tryin' to build 6ers..
    It wouldnt feel like home if you wernt

    Thanks, nice to be back.

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    Someone around here if I remember correctly said check (I agree) your hatch struts. Some have replaced them and their hatch release began to work fine. I'm lazy I like using my remote

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    im lazy too

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    Thanks guys!

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