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Old 06-03-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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Hood is going down too deep

Ok, so I just removed the radiator shield and put it back on and not this happened, why?!?! And how can I fix this?Name:  image.jpg
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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There's an adjustment for that...but I don't remember the details. It was discussed in a thread a couple months ago. Anyone out there with a better memory than mine that can provide the details or a link to the thread?

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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You can adjust the bump stops (black plastic things you turn) or the hex screw that hold the radiator shroud in place. Tightening them all the way raises the bumper up, loosening them lowers it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:49 PM   #4
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Thanks Stig. That was the adjustment that I was thinking of, but couldn't remember the specifics.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:15 AM   #5
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Thanks stig, BUT, it isn't working. Ticked. Not at you, it's just that this shouldn't happen.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:50 AM   #6
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If adjusting the rubber stops doesnt work, or the hex screws then raise the hood latch up, you have about 1" of play in the latch and that will raise it up. I just had to deal with this on my new hood.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:26 PM   #7
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did you forget to put in the cover that goes over the hood latch? Forgot what it's called

I took that off one day to wire some lights and forgot to put it back on and my hood sunk exactly like that
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #8
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any pics of where you adjust these. mine does the same thing
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #9
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118934

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #10
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It didn't work, Time To Take A Trip To The Dealership I suppose.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:18 AM   #11
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There is two Torx screws near the latch that adjust the bumper cover if that helps.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:59 AM   #12
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Hey sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this is the main reason Chevy is buying back my Camaro. My bumper/hood has the exact same issue, the hood is flush with the fenders, but not flush where the point of the hood its the bumper.

The issue is that the front bumper was not correctly installed, and it takes a lot of removing and adjusting to get it right. It will of course be covered by warranty, however, in my case the car was damaged before sale and the accident was not disclosed to me. My salesman and my district specialist have both been "let go" over this issue, and its been a month and I'm still waiting on a resolution. It is highly unlikely this happened in the factory, so just make sure you ask all the right questions when you go to the dealer.

heres my thread http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295776
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #13
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Great... Thanks for the info though
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #14
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Great... Thanks for the info though
Sorry! There are really two solutions.
The first, and easiest way, is to adjust the hood latch inside the bumper to sit up a quarter-inch higher. The second, and much more "involved" is to remove the bumper and re install it correctly. Both of these solutions can be done in a day no problem, and will certainly be covered by your bumper to bumper warranty.
The real issue is that you don't know why or how the bumper ended up that way because it is highly unlikely that it happened at the factory. I would personally suggest getting to the bottom of it, and if you find that there was a repair request an extended warranty (or if you're crazy about your baby like I am demand a new car). Either way I know exactly what you're going through, I had a lot of other issues with my car as well as you can see on my thread.
Keep us posted!
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I thought he said he adjusted the latch...maybe not
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:32 PM   #16
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Oh well, I'm taking it to the dealership. Get my baby checked out... :(
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Ok, you removed the radiator shield. Was the hood aligning correctly before that? When you removed the shield, did you remove the 2 torq driven screws? If you did, those adjust the hieght of the nose.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #18
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I had the same issue, and its something not lining up under the plate. I couldn't find the hangup, but I could tell the bolts were bottoming out and forcing the facia up. so I cut about a 1/4 of the bolts off, then reinstalled and everything lined up perfect. Took all of five min with my hacksaw and vise. Just remember if you go that route to put a nut on the bolt before you cut it to chase the threads.

Also, adjusting the bump stops didn't fix it, actually kind of made it worse.....
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:28 PM   #19
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Ok, you removed the radiator shield. Was the hood aligning correctly before that? When you removed the shield, did you remove the 2 torq driven screws? If you did, those adjust the hieght of the nose.
I never really payed much attention to it, figured it was perfect since I just bought it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:33 PM   #20
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your grill is probably popped out where it snaps into the bumper, this allows the top part of the bumper to come up, had this happen to mine
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You need to loosen up those two torx head screws. You tightened them down too far. Accidentally did that myself last week. Its just fine now.
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You need to loosen up those two torx head screws. You tightened them down too far. Accidentally did that myself last week. Its just fine now.
I don't know what I will do I think I will just take it to the dealer, see whats up with it. It'll give me an excuse to drive it!
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:23 AM   #23
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Under the torq screws are metal tabs used as stops. When you loosen or tighten the screws you raise or lower the top of the front facia, or nose. I found this out last week when I installed an SS emblem.
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Under the torq screws are metal tabs used as stops. When you loosen or tighten the screws you raise or lower the top of the front facia, or nose. I found this out last week when I installed an SS emblem.
Well I had to take the radiator shield off to add on my under glow and grille lighting. Taking it to the dealer sometime this week.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:49 PM   #25
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Fixed it, well the dealer did, they just had to adjust the hood latch
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