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mlee 06-27-2009 03:50 PM

Everyone with a Spoiler... PLEASE READ!
 
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EDIT: THERE ARE 6 SPOILER NUTS THAT REQUIRE RE-TORQUE

EDIT #2: Lock washers, Lock tight, Nylocks etc are a MUST!!!!
I cranked mine down and one month later they are all loose again


My spoiler felt completely tight, but for grins I pulled the plastic caps off the access holes and found ALL 4 were LESS than finger tight. (2 more nuts under the cover) Would not have been long before they fell off and started floating around inside the trunk lid. :thumbdown:

My spoiler has never been off,,, even for stripe installation. Since the nuts are covered and spoiler feels tight this is something that could easily be missed in QC inspections. Maybe they left them that way for cars getting stripe installs. :iono: My installer didn't need to remove the spoiler

Do youself a favor next time you're in the trunk... pull the caps off and check...:D

A 10mm deepwell socket and ratchet will fix you up...:thumbsup:

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jpsuperman81 06-27-2009 03:52 PM

:thumbup:Good looking out

LDGn63 06-27-2009 03:52 PM

good tip.
mine were the same when i put my stripes on... i figured it was just mine.

TheNetGarage 06-27-2009 03:52 PM

BE CAREFUL not to over-tighten, you may buckle the trunk lid!!

Can anyone find out the proper torque and maybe a little blue lock tight!

mlee 06-27-2009 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by TheNetGarage (Post 626354)
BE CAREFUL not to over-tighten, you may buckle the trunk lid!!

Can anyone find out the proper torque and maybe a little blue lock tight!

True... some lockwashers might be a good add too...

Sinergy 06-27-2009 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by mlee (Post 626350)
Do youself a favor next time you're in the trunk...

Oh, that's great...Now I have to supply my trunk monkey with a ratchet set..

scrming 06-27-2009 04:35 PM

Is there some 3M double sided tape holding the spoiler tight, even when the bolts are loose? If there is I doubt the spoiler would come off even without the bolts... just a thought..

kutch720 06-27-2009 05:44 PM

To late for me, I have a dam nut rattling around in my trunk. Going to the dealership with this and some paint issues. I will have them fish the nut out.

RoyalKev 06-27-2009 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by kutch720 (Post 626502)
To late for me, I have a dam nut rattling around in my trunk. Going to the dealership with this and some paint issues. I will have them fish the nut out.

Make sure they dont scratch everything up while fishing for the nuts.

Koolwip 06-27-2009 05:50 PM

Damn good tip! If I ever get my car that will be the first thing I check.

DCJ 06-27-2009 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by kutch720 (Post 626502)
To late for me, I have a dam nut rattling around in my trunk. Going to the dealership with this and some paint issues. I will have them fish the nut out.

lol....I had the same thing. I could hear something banging around in there. I pulled back the underside of the trunk cover a tad and the nut came out. Now what is odd is......I did what the original post said. Pulled the caps off to tighten and put the nut back but all 4 nuts where there :) Now where did this extra nut come from???? I guess I could pop off the underside of the trunk cover and look. Any ideas where the extra nut would have come from??? :iono:

camaro5 06-27-2009 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by mlee (Post 626350)
I remember reading in one treads about missing spoiler bolts... (can't find that thread. maybe someone can link to it.:facepalm:)


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29205

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Dan3 06-27-2009 05:58 PM

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Now where did this extra nut come from????
Thats what she said!




I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself. :)

Agent Icebox 06-27-2009 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan3 (Post 626530)
Thats what she said!




I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself. :)

:sm0:

Gameover 06-27-2009 06:09 PM

I don't mean to :threadjacked: but, I was thinking the same about the air pump, if you have a flat and plug it yourself on the side of the road, that's not the time to find out it doen't work!

Kenny 06-27-2009 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by RoyalKev (Post 626509)
Make sure they dont scratch everything up while fishing for the nuts.

Everyone knows you don't fish for nuts:rolleyes:.......you hunt them.:thumbsup:

mlee 06-27-2009 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenny (Post 626572)
Everyone knows you don't fish for nuts:rolleyes:.......you hunt them.:thumbsup:

Sorry Kenny... I can't resist... :mad0233: :mad0233:

Black5thgen 06-27-2009 06:59 PM

I already had to take my car back to the dealer so they could fish out a bolt inside the trunk lid.

tones2SS 06-27-2009 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by jpsuperman81 (Post 626352)
:thumbup:Good looking out

I agree. Good for passing on this info!:drinking:

69 Hugger 06-27-2009 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by mlee (Post 626359)
True... some lockwashers might be a good add too...

Those nuts should have a locking flat connected to the nut, the lock tight would be a good fix.

novajess1972 06-27-2009 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Sinergy (Post 626411)
Oh, that's great...Now I have to supply my trunk monkey with a ratchet set..

It may have been your trunk monkey that loosened them to begin with. Did you forget to to feed him again? You know how that pisses them off!!!!!!

:facepalm:

heinzd01 06-27-2009 08:34 PM

Thanks for the info! My spoiler nuts needed a 1/4 turn.

Alfieboy 06-27-2009 09:43 PM

nuts
 
Thos enuts th e10mm .. I woul suggest.. you go to local hardware store.. get (4) or how many you need Nylock nuts.. they will never back off.. even using a reg lock washer..you cannot overtighten those nuts ..so a nylock nut you can snug it to where its firm.. YET it will never beack off..use them exclusively on the Rollback... (vibration)....:):drool::headbang::w00t::thumbup:: wave:


Rick

mlee 06-27-2009 10:24 PM

Agree... nyLock nuts with a regular flatwasher would work well..

Who knows... all of these nuts may have been tight from the factory and are just vibrating loose with no lock washers etc.

9c1ny 06-27-2009 10:34 PM

mine has something rattling around in the decklid but I pulled the grommets and everything is tight


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