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Old 06-27-2009, 10:40 PM   #26
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mine has something rattling around in the decklid but I pulled the grommets and everything is tight
Probably like post #11... an extra nut. Someone probably saw it missing and replaced it before the caps went on.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:25 AM   #27
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Nice to know. If my car ever gets beyond 1100.
I'll try to remember and check this out!

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Old 06-28-2009, 02:25 PM   #28
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Good Call.....I just checked the 4 nuts securing the spolier on my 2LT and sure enough, they were LOOSE!

So I took my 10MM socket and tightened them up


Thanx for the info !!
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:45 PM   #29
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Hmmm.... I guess I should have checked this when i had the liner off. I had the bright idea of bolting a nylon loop for a pull handle in where one of the shove-in plastic thingies was. Works great. No more having to reach over the edge of the trunk lid, risk scratching it with my watch, and pulling down on the spoiler. Only one problem. when I first started, I dropped the nut I was using down inside the trunk lid . Needless to say, I let loose a few explicatives. Then I thought, "no problem, I'll just get it with my long retriever magnet." Doh! had the bright idea to use stainless hardware! (double ). So, mini mag flash light, duct tape, a small inspection mirror, 18" of 14 gauge copper wire with a tiny hook on the end, a bunch of frazzled nerves and 45 mins later.... I got the nut out.

Got the pull strap installed though. Works great. Now I better check my spoiler nuts before I have to go through that again!!
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:52 PM   #30
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spoiler comes off so you can properly stripe the trunklid, fyi.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:41 PM   #31
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Just checked mine. Rock solid. No stripes and it did spend a month in QC so maybe this was something they checked.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:54 AM   #32
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Checked mine this morning

Sure enough they all needed a 1/4 turn.
I think they are vibrating loose.
Going to switch to NyLock soon.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:10 AM   #33
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I'm glad this has been addressed, future cars will be checked. Unless you got a high wing spoiler, I doubt this will be much of an issue. Low profile spoilers don't require much torque to keep em secure. I agree on a nylon nut or a star lock washer.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:33 PM   #34
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I'm glad this has been addressed, future cars will be checked. Unless you got a high wing spoiler, I doubt this will be much of an issue. Low profile spoilers don't require much torque to keep em secure. I agree on a nylon nut or a star lock washer.
How is this being addressed. Have you seen something from GM about loose spoiler nuts?
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:16 PM   #35
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I was able to get an extra 1/4 turn on each of them. I will check them again in a few weeks, but I don't think they were vibrating loose but probably just not tightened down enough.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:26 PM   #36
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Don't want to hijack the thread, but when I got my car, there were a couple of grimy spots under the spoiler. I've since washed and Zaino'd her, but those damn spots are driving me crazy! I'm going to check the bolts tonight, but does anyone think it would be that hard to just take the spoiler off and clean those spots up?
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:26 PM   #37
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Hey CanadianCamaro, can you post a pic of that trunk pull? thats a great idea...
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:49 PM   #38
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:20 PM   #39
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Lot of ppl reporting 1/4 turns. Think maybe they were intending to be torqued to that specification? Seems a little suspicious that so many cars would have nuts of any kind that consistantly need 1/4 turns. It would be nice to here something from someone inside on that one. Hopefully these are the only loose nuts.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:26 PM   #40
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Oh, that's great...Now I have to supply my trunk monkey with a ratchet set..
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:59 PM   #41
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My nuts are secure






but, I will check the spoiler fasteners right away....
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:19 PM   #42
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Didn't you ever drop a nut when you were trying to get it started?
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:50 PM   #43
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:32 PM   #44
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I was waiting for someone to blame the F****** Canadians !!! Your finally on to us , its a great big conspiracy from north of the boarder. Loosen the nuts off American cars !!!

Don't forget we're responsible for Green House Gas and the end of the world ! I'm sure there are other things we're being blamed for but i'll leave that to the history buffs who visit this page

Man some of the things you guys come up with are mind boggleing
Well, you're the ones letting the Arctic melt. You own like half of it. Go up there with some air conditioners or something bro. Polar bears are dying!
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:06 PM   #45
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LOL... this thread has been successfully jacked...

Don't forget to check your nuts... Spoiler nuts!
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:19 AM   #46
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:45 AM   #47
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Great info , THX!!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:56 AM   #48
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I had to tighten them up a little on my spoiler. They weren't loose by any means though. Thanks for letting us know.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:03 AM   #49
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Little bit of locktite treadlocker Blue 242 might be good idea too.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:38 PM   #50
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Just checked mine ... good to go... sorry canadian cars are all good :-)
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