Hood and Rear Hatch Supports May Fail on Chevrolet Camaro

The hood and rear hatch supports may fail causing the hood or hatch fall back down after being raised to the open position. Replacement of failed supports is recommended.

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Average mileage: 121,710 (50,000–275,000)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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1999 Chevrolet Camaro 140,000 mi,
My hatch is heavy as f**k. The rear hatch support and the hood support stopped working. I replace the hood support from pull a part but I cannot get a hold on the rear just yet. I'm just ready to sell diz crap in upgrade to a tayota or an infinity... Ac stops working, the window motors, blower motor, horn, water in my tail lights and reverse light cover came off. Transmission slipping, etc..
1990 Chevrolet Camaro 98,000 mi,
Hood stick no longer holds hood up.
First to the hatch and then the hood
1991 Chevrolet Camaro 213,657 mi,
just need to get new hood struts the old ones are just shot but haven't got them yet they only cost $38 so not bad prices for both of them
Both the hood and the rear hatch supports has failed. So has my mom 1997 Chevrolet Camaro z28 rear hatch has failed. She now has replaced them from Pull A Part.
2000 Chevrolet Camaro 50,000 mi,
Rear hatch supports failed
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 122,000 mi,
Hatch will not stay open
2002 Chevrolet Camaro 90,000 mi,
The trunk lid won't stay up unless you hold it. I got a price for the parts and they are about $60, I haven't fixed it yet.
have to replace every few years
1990 Chevrolet Camaro 275,000 mi,
Hood and rear hatch would not stay up. Replaced all supports and it fixed the problem. The hood supports failed again 8 years later. The rear hatch supports still hold the rear hatch, but they use to raise the hatch when you unlocked it. The supports only opened the rear hatch for about 3 yrs. The rear hatch supports have been in for 9 yrs.
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 68,000 mi,
hood lift support
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 120,000 mi,
rear latch doesnt work i have to hold it up myself
They wear out, not much you can do about it.