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Old 06-27-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Everyone with a Spoiler... PLEASE READ!

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.

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. 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...

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

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Old 06-27-2009, 03:52 PM   #2
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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good tip.
mine were the same when i put my stripes on... i figured it was just mine.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
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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...
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:33 PM   #6
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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..
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:35 PM   #7
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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..
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:44 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:47 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:50 PM   #10
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Damn good tip! If I ever get my car that will be the first thing I check.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:52 PM   #11
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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???
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:57 PM   #12
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I remember reading in one treads about missing spoiler bolts... (can't find that thread. maybe someone can link to it.)

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

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Old 06-27-2009, 05:58 PM   #13
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Thats what she said!




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Old 06-27-2009, 06:09 PM   #15
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I don't mean to 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!
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:21 PM   #16
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Make sure they dont scratch everything up while fishing for the nuts.
Everyone knows you don't fish for nuts.......you hunt them.
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Everyone knows you don't fish for nuts.......you hunt them.
Sorry Kenny... I can't resist...
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I already had to take my car back to the dealer so they could fish out a bolt inside the trunk lid.
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I agree. Good for passing on this info!
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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.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:16 PM   #21
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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!!!!!!

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Thanks for the info! My spoiler nuts needed a 1/4 turn.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:43 PM   #23
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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)....: wave:


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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.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:34 PM   #25
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mine has something rattling around in the decklid but I pulled the grommets and everything is tight
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