Causes of Common Chevrolet Camaro Hood Complaints
The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the prettiest and sexiest sports cars ever produced. Every inch of its body speaks volumes when it comes to the beauty it possesses. Beginning at the front with its hood, one glimpse at it and you'll instantly know that you're looking at a very special car. However, even this part isn't spared from problems. Over time, this component will show signs of wear and tear. To help you figure out what's wrong with your car's hood, check out the common symptoms below and the possible causes behind them:
Multiple air pockets and bubbles are common on sloppily repainted cars. If your Chevrolet Camaro is fairly new, there's no worry for you. However, if your Chevy is a used or second-hand unit with a vague history, or you've had your car retouched in the past, there's a chance that the hood-and other parts of the body-may eventually have these blemishes. There's a lot of preparation and work needed when painting a car. Skipping on these results to the bubbles at first, but these get worse and become avenues for rust and corrosion.
This is another type of problem that's more frequent on second-hand cars or with modified Camaros. The engine compartment of a stock and brand new Chevy is perfectly designed to carry parts that can fit under the hood. If your car is equipped with various engine upgrades, these new parts may not be accommodated by the space which results to the loss in clearance.
Gaps and spaces
A closed hood should make a perfect seal with the Camaro's bumper, lights, and fenders. Gaps and spaces between these parts could mean the latch that holds a closed hood has gone bad. It's also possible that you customized the front end with incompatible parts. If you installed a hood from a Camaro of a different model year, make sure you researched if you should also replace the bumpers and lights.
One pull of the release lever and you should have a popped hood. However, if you tirelessly try to open it to no avail, it's possible that you have a worn or split cable. With this, your pull on the lever won't translate to an open hood.