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Old 02-19-2006, 10:55 PM   #1
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Hi guys, This should be an easy one for you guys. When I pop the trunk lid, either with the key fob or from inside, it pops but only opens a little bit, it is hard to get fingers under lid to lift up. I tired lubrication the piston but no change. any ideas??? Thanks, Ed
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Old 02-19-2006, 11:03 PM   #2
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Slam the door shut, the air preasure will pop it up more.
OR...
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A little white lithium grease on the release mechanism solved that problem for me. It's been well over a year now and she still pops just fine.
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Slam the door shut, the air preasure will pop it up more.
OR...

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I had the same problem & just sprayed i bit of WD-40 on it [ the lock mechinism] .And it works fine! pops uo about 2 inches now!
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Might be stupid but lookin at the pic what are we lookin at to fix this
problem.
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Mine does this too. The guy I bought my ’01 Z06 from has an ’06 Z06…same problem. I normally use the close-the-door technique or gently wedge a key between the deck lid and body to lift it up a bit . I’ll have to try the lithium grease technique!
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You want something that'll help it pop up a little more??
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:45 AM   #10
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You want something that'll help it pop up a little more??
I think that's what he's saying. Mine does the same thing. I'd like to be able to make it pop-up more so I don't have to deal with the shutting the doors trick. It just doesn't look cool.
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How high is it supposed to pop? Mine only pops up maybe half an inch and then I wedge my fingers under it to pull it up.
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Might be stupid but lookin at the pic what are we lookin at to fix this
problem.

Added a spring on the lifting mechanism. This worked for me, but the lube helps too!

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I had the same problem when I first got my Z06...I just sprayed WD-40 in the latch and it worked. Now, a year later, it is starting to stick again so it is time for WD-40 once more!

Also did the WD-40 on the center console armrest hinge which made a world of difference in opening it up.
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WD40 worked for me too. I may have sprayed a little on the hinges too for that little extra. But I belive the latch is the main problem. Do it about once a year.
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Thanks guys, as usual one question and a ton of ideas, I can't say enough about this site! I tried the wd40 it didn'twork, the door slam I knew about, but as someone said, it isn't to cool when you are coming up to your car and have to release the latch, open the door, shut the door, open the trunk shut the trunk! i will try the lithium grease. the spring thing will be next. is that just a regular spring from Home Depot?? not a vette part i presume?? Thanks again!
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what type of spring it that?
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I had the same problem & just sprayed i bit of WD-40 on it [ the lock mechinism] .And it works fine! pops uo about 2 inches now!
Cool, I'll have to try that. All three of my Z06's have had this problem and I never knew what to do about it.
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Thanks guys, as usual one question and a ton of ideas, I can't say enough about this site! I tried the wd40 it didn'twork, the door slam I knew about, but as someone said, it isn't to cool when you are coming up to your car and have to release the latch, open the door, shut the door, open the trunk shut the trunk! i will try the lithium grease. the spring thing will be next. is that just a regular spring from Home Depot?? not a vette part i presume?? Thanks again!
Not my mod, just reposted a members pic. Looks like what ever you can get a hold of to try, and if it does the job...it's the right one!
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I adjusted the black bumpers on each corner of the trunk lid and mine now opens fine... ya have to play with it a few times... but mine opens up just fine now..
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One quick question...
wouldn't too much WD40 wash away the lubing?
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