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So, I've noticed this for a while now[couple months], and I think it might be slowly getting worse. My question is, how do I fix this? I would prefer to do it myself and not take it in to my dealer and have it in the shop for 2-3 days while they dismantle my trunk and then have no idea whats making it all catty wonkus.

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The Whole Booty:


Any ideas on what to do? I took a look, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what might be loose, or what needs adjustment.
 
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Is this relatively recent ? If yes then that is created by those new internal pressures you are forcing around that trunk space ! I think you need a vent , then realign the trunk lid . Best guess at the present time with little structural evidence to draw from .
 

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Just took a look at the hinge setup and closed it again and hope that never happens to me. Let the workshop handle it looks like a real headache to adjust.
 

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Is this relatively recent ? If yes then that is created by those new internal pressures you are forcing around that trunk space ! I think you need a vent , then realign the trunk lid . Best guess at the present time with little structural evidence to draw from .
Not that recent, but I believe they may have made it a little more pronounced.
 

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You need to vent those pressures first . Then realign the trunk lid .
 

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Do you have 2 18 inch subs also ?
The subs have nothing to do with it. Far more powerful systems have not caused this.

You need to remove the trunk cover, loosen the bolts, and shift the trunk over. Or, grab a buddy and physically pull the trunk in the other direction just enough to fix the issue.
 

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That might work . Check those nuts to see if they have vibrated loose .
I am not implying the 5 of us .
 

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It's a Chevy..... I love the car but would be a much better car if it wasn't made by Chevrolet in my opinion. Try adjusting the rubber bump stops that thread in on the bottom the the trunk.
 

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The subs have nothing to do with it. Far more powerful systems have not caused this.

You need to remove the trunk cover, loosen the bolts, and shift the trunk over. Or, grab a buddy and physically pull the trunk in the other direction just enough to fix the issue.
I'll try this later today, hopefully it will work without physically grabbing it and yanking it to the side.

If my car looked like that, I'd be heading right back to the dealership and have them fix it.. Could it also be the right side panel has come loose instead of the actual trunk lid?
Seeing as the the side panels[quarter panels] are welded into the frame of the car, I really hope not. That would mean I've somehow twisted the frame of my car in less than 2 years.
 

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If my car looked like that, I'd be heading right back to the dealership and have them fix it.. Could it also be the right side panel has come loose instead of the actual trunk lid?
Definitely not. That is structural to the car. It is impossible to shift that unless some crashes into you.
 

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I would try loosening the bolts and moving it over then retorque the bolts. After doing some work on our cruze I have found more loose bolts and nuts then I would care to mention. I recently replace the exhaust with a 2.5 inch cat back. I was expecting a hard time under the car to loosen the bolts from the cat! Well I got down there grabbed my breaker bar and *&$#, nearly broke my knuckles because they were only just tight. I would not be at all surprised to find the trunk lid bolts only that way also. I have a body kit coming with a trunk lid spoiler that has to be drilled and bolted on. my trunk lid is off center also. I will be correcting that before the spoiler goes on for sure.
 

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Problem fixed, I literally opened the trunk, grabbed it, and twisted it a little and now its perfectly alligned. Only question now is, how long will it stay proper. I'm going to go back and see what I can do in terms of actually tightening it all up, but wow that was almost too easy.
 
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If it was that easy , then you have loose fittings man . Tell andrei this is his first example of 2 18 inch subs vibrating the trunk lid loose !
 
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If it was that easy , then you have loose fittings man . Tell andrei this is his first example of 2 18 inch subs vibrating the trunk lid loose !
As I said before, the trunk was misaligned before the sub install. Which means that the subs aren't the main problem. Besides, with two 18 inch subs its almost expected for something that was loose from factory to become more pronounced/loose. The good thing is that I know know what to do, and its a fixable problem that will allow me to prevent my trunk lid from rattling when turning the subs up.
 

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If it was that easy to adjust I would hope it was loose bolts. It might indicate the hinges are a bit weak and closing the trunk can tweak the alignment over time.

If your photos were blue granite metallic I would have thought you were taking a picture of my car, mine was misaligned in the exact same way. To far to the left(drivers side) and slightly high on the passenger side. Curious do you know when your car was built? might be the same person installed them slightly off. My car was built in January 2012.
 
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