Trunk doesn't close - Corvette Forum

Go Back   Corvette Forum > C5 Corvettes, 1997 - 2004 > C5 Tech
Log In 
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory
Search

C5 Tech
Corvette Tech/Performance: LS1 Corvette Technical Info, Internal Engine, External Engine, Tech Topics, Basic Tech, Maintenance, How to Remove & Replace

Trunk doesn't close

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-12-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
01QSZ06/3
CF Senior Member
 
01QSZ06/3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2006
Posts: 150
Location: Jacksonville North Carolina
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to 01QSZ06/3
Default Trunk doesn't close

I have an 01 Z and every once in a while when i try to close the trunk it doesn't want to latch. Some times it takes two or three tries before it latches. I notice that when i hit the trunk release button it sounds like the lock almost resets itself normally and then i know i will be able to close it. But when i don't hear that noise i know it's going to give me problems. So i don't know if it's electrical or the locking mechanism itself or what.
01QSZ06/3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 05:06 PM   #2
DPG
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '06
 
DPG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,202
Location: DP(oh you know where) IL
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

spray some wd40 on the latch and close it and open it a few times. the latch just may be getting stuck
DPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 05:37 PM   #3
AU N EGL
CF Senior Member
 
AU N EGL's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2003
Posts: 43,086
Location: Raleigh / Rolesville NC
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Try closing your trunk with the door open.

Something if the car is closed up tight the trunk or hatch back wont close
AU N EGL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 06:31 PM   #4
DPG
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '06
 
DPG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,202
Location: DP(oh you know where) IL
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AU N EGL View Post
Try closing your trunk with the door open.

Something if the car is closed up tight the trunk or hatch back wont close
this can be it too. try it with the window cracked open
DPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 09:42 PM   #5
T VETTE
CF Senior Member
 
T VETTE's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,898
Location: center of Kalifornia
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DPG View Post
this can be it too. try it with the window cracked open
Ditto
T VETTE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 10:47 PM   #6
oakvillec5
CF Senior Member
 
oakvillec5's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2008
Posts: 1,418
Location: Oakville Ontario
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

oakvillec5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 12:47 AM   #7
bestvettever
CF Senior Member
 
bestvettever's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2007
Posts: 735
Location: Bucks County Pa
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Trunk Latch

Hi, wd40 on the latching mechanism should do it.
bestvettever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2008, 08:31 AM   #8
9secondflat
CF Senior Member
 
9secondflat's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,291
Location: sterling ct
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

you have to stop putting those bodies in your vette....old lincolns work much better....
9secondflat is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C5 Corvettes, 1997 - 2004 > C5 Tech
Reload this Page Trunk doesn't close
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with trunk key and lock on 2005 c6 landry2756 C6 Tech/Performance 8 12-21-2015 03:35 AM
Just replaced my door latch assembly. BullittEV C6 Corvette General Discussion 3 10-19-2015 11:06 AM
Trunk wont latch on one side thedudeman C5 General 11 10-12-2015 10:19 AM
rear hatch not closing Jdhill2 C6 Tech/Performance 1 12-21-2014 11:21 AM
For people who have never used the metal key! cclive C6 Corvette General Discussion 146 06-04-2012 04:56 PM


Tags
c5, close, closes, corvette, hard, shut, trunk

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 AM.