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why wont my trunk open?

This is a discussion on why wont my trunk open? within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; my stupid trunk wont open...i hit my release button but i always need to hit a couple times for it ...

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    why wont my trunk open?

    my stupid trunk wont open...i hit my release button but i always need to hit a couple times for it to actually release,anyone know why this happens?

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    The one under the steering wheel?

    If so mine is a PITA too. I usually have to hit it 2 or 3 times before it opens trunk.

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    just add a heavier spring to the latch and that fixes it

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    Common Problem. Read this.

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    Yepp go to your local hardware store and pick up a spring,
    Size: 5/8" x 2- 1/2" x .072
    Pull back the back panel where the trunk release motor is and you will see where the current spring is, Just add another spring to it and your problem will be fixed.
    I allways remove the old spring and add two new springs to be sure it will pop on the first try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Common Problem. Read this.

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    That will help a lot, I did it to mine.

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    Mine is starting. I need to hit the bottom twice sometimes.

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    Made a world of difference with our hatch. I did it just a bit different -- rather than piggyback the spring, I went off to the side so that there is no possibility of the coils binding:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
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    that link should read 98+, i have the same problem haha

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    Haha....I've had this problem forever, but never drove the car enough to really care about it that much....but now seeing how easy it is to fix, it's definitely getting attended to.

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    The key works too. It would be nice to have remote opening that worked. Guess I'll get the spring on my next trip to home depot. Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Z28CamaroJG View Post
    that link should read 98+, i have the same problem haha
    agreed.

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    I did that mod ages ago. It's a must.

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    the spring probably costs jsut a few bucks right?and in hte picture above and i replacing the one with the red circle around it?

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    The one with the red circle around it is the extra spring added

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    The one with the red circle around it is the extra spring added


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    oh so i can add another spring or just replace the bigger one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-my-body View Post
    oh so i can add another spring or just replace the bigger one?
    Did you read that webpage I posted? In figure 6, number 6, it clearly shows with a picture and explanation what you do. Or like Jeff and Jon have discussed above, you can add it to that location.

    Read that webpage, it answers your questions.

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