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Old 03-21-2017, 05:39 PM   #29
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Under the car, specifically at the strut, spring and related components.

It is possible the cap was the culprit although I think it may be but because of another problem. The hood can't move down onto the cap so perhaps the cap is moving up into the hood, what would cause this? Take a look under the car at the struts and components, even just to be safe.
Ahhhhhhhh, got it, they did poke around just a little at the dealer but when I take it back I am sure it will be more in depth.

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Old 03-21-2017, 05:45 PM   #30
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It would be a bummer to assume the cap came off and caused the damage and fixing the hood to have it happen again. So it's worthy of a thorough inspection I'm my opinion.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:12 PM   #31
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It would be a bummer to assume the cap came off and caused the damage and fixing the hood to have it happen again. So it's worthy of a thorough inspection I'm my opinion.
I completely agree - Thanks again!
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:32 PM   #32
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I have a 2015 SS with the same issue. Small little circle ding right above the strut cover. Mine is on drivers side. Makes me wonder if the same has happened to me the ding just appeared with no explanation. My paint is not cracked just the small circle indention
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:39 PM   #33
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I have a 2015 SS with the same issue. Small little circle ding right above the strut cover. Mine is on drivers side. Makes me wonder if the same has happened to me the ding just appeared with no explanation. My paint is not cracked just the small circle indention
Interesting...

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Old 03-22-2017, 09:28 AM   #34
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Did anyone check the nut for tightness under the cap? The plot thickens...
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:35 AM   #35
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Apparently, it's not isolated to Camaros. Here's a two year old post on a Volvo forum!

http://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-s...my-hood-85766/
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:59 AM   #36
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Did anyone check the nut for tightness under the cap? The plot thickens...
Not at this point, I will check that tonight when I get home... still waiting to hear from dealer also.

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Old 03-22-2017, 10:00 AM   #37
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Apparently, it's not isolated to Camaros. Here's a two year old post on a Volvo forum!

http://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-s...my-hood-85766/
Huh, I know there isn't supposed to be movement but obviously something did...

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I'll be curious as to what you find out. Inquiring hoods want to know!
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OP - With the plastic cap out of place and tilted as shown in the photo which recreated how you found it, what additional height does that add? Is it about 1/2" taller?
The top of the Camaro strut is floating design that includes bumper/insulators. The whole top of the strut tilts as the steering wheel is turned lock to lock. Noticed when I first bought my car new, the strut retainer washer/hat was almost touching the strut tower. Now there is a noticeable gap between the washer/hat and the top of the strut tower. This leads me to believe the insulators are compressing/wearing over time. Looks like the one on your Camaro is doing the same from pictures you posted, is that the case?
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:11 AM   #40
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OP - With the plastic cap out of place and tilted as shown in the photo which recreated how you found it, what additional height does that add? Is it about 1/2" taller?
The top of the Camaro strut is floating design that includes bumper/insulators. The whole top of the strut tilts as the steering wheel is turned lock to lock. Noticed when I first bought my car new, the strut retainer washer/hat was almost touching the strut tower. Now there is a noticeable gap between the washer/hat and the top of the strut tower. This leads me to believe the insulators are compressing/wearing over time. Looks like the one on your Camaro is doing the same from pictures you posted, is that the case?
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Hey Ron, yes, it would be close to 1/2"... I too have noticed the movement, hopefully I will hear something today.

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Old 03-23-2017, 09:49 AM   #41
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one of the strangest things I've ever seen. it's really odd how the paint cracked.

hopefully dealer fixes... it's obviously not your fault
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I think the paint cracked from the top of the strut rotating with the cap half off. The crooked cap turned with the top of the strut and that pushed against the underside of the hood as it turned cracking the paint and slightly denting the hood.

What concerns me more is the ultra tight clearance in that area. Obviously, it seems to be a very tight fit where the hood is located above the strut towers. The hood actually has huge cutouts on the underside panel.

I wonder if this is a design problem from using a sleeker, lower profile hoodline on the existing Zeta chassis?
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