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What is going on here? OMG!!!


It is the first time my SSR’s tonneau lid raised fully all by itself… not just one time but 8 times in a row. Hmmmmm perhaps the Taz Guy scared the heck out of my cover... :willy:

Last Sunday I tried opening my cover and to my amazement it raised fully for the first time ever. I do have the carpeted trunk and I did have the original struts replaced last year but that never helped. I never lubricated the seals to cause this to occur. The temperature has been in the 80’s here recently but that shouldn't make a difference cause last year it was in the 80s etc so then why do you think it started to finally work?


I would like to have your thoughts on why my tonneau lid would open fully now?
 

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Heat

It's got to be the heat. Mine opens in mid day sun, but no other time starting this last week, Brother of the north.
 

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Are you sitting on a Hill faceing downward :lol:lol:lol ;) I say it's the heat too mine will do it but only when the temp is perfect. Which in Texas is never!:)
 

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The SSR's Gods are helping you out....:angel

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If I don't pop mine for a while it doesn't come up by itself. Once it is opened then if I try within a short time it will come up on its own.

Maybe the fact that you DIDN'T lube the seals has something to do with it. The dryer seal wont have anything on it to hold the cover to it. A lube is for stopping friction from rubbing, not necessarily for ease of separation between the two surfaces.
 

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Marc,

with less than 700 miles on your truck I'm suprised the hatch works......you haven't been drivin'n that thang!!!!Man. :lol

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Sticktion...

That's a real word.

That's the conclusion I came to a while back. I have stronger struts. On damp cold mornings the lid sometimes dosen't want to rise the first time.

When I find it sticking, not often, there is moisture between the seal and the tailgate. Why moisture causes the seals to be more sticky, I don't know.
 

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YEP... I need to drive more ...

BIG JIM said:
Marc,
with less than 700 miles on your truck I'm suprised the hatch works......you haven't been drivin'n that thang!!!!Man. :lol
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Hey Big Jim I have 2,600 miles on it now! :lol I do need to get out more often though. :lol Hopefully I will get another chance to drive up to the Woodward Dream Curise week. Just remember there might be something special in the works for us SSRFanatics to do again this year ... :jester
 

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It's The Heat-Marketing Opportunity!

Mark,

I think it is the heat. I noticed that on real hot days (Over 90 degrees) the tonneau will automatically go up without manual assistance.

This is a new marketing opportunity! Chevy could in the sticker or in advertizments Chevy could call this the "Heat Activated Remote Tonneau Feature". :lol :lol

You know, this may be just what Chevy needs to turnaround sales! :glol :glol :glol


:seeya E :seeya

Orange SSR :ssr
 

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Let us know as soon as you can, so we can make plans before it is too late.
 

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stiction

In the 80's Seagate had a problem with their hard drives. The heads would land on the drive platter surfaces, which were coated with some sort of stuff. The friction of the heads landing on the surface would melt the coating and the heads would stick to the platter. Seagate called that "stiction" and it would prevent the platters from spinning up. Some smart guy figured out you could put the drive in the oven and warm it up, which would remelt the coating and if you quickly put the drive back in the computer, the heads would unstick and you could use the hard drive again, without any data loss. Nowadays the heads all auto-park and don't just land on the platters when you power down your pc, so stiction is pretty much a thing of the past.

Just a little geekinfo...
 

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JoeFargo said:
In the 80's Seagate had a problem with their hard drives. The heads would land on the drive platter surfaces, which were coated with some sort of stuff. The friction of the heads landing on the surface would melt the coating and the heads would stick to the platter. Seagate called that "stiction" and it would prevent the platters from spinning up. Some smart guy figured out you could put the drive in the oven and warm it up, which would remelt the coating and if you quickly put the drive back in the computer, the heads would unstick and you could use the hard drive again, without any data loss. Nowadays the heads all auto-park and don't just land on the platters when you power down your pc, so stiction is pretty much a thing of the past.

Just a little geekinfo...
I have had success getting modern drives to 'come back to life' after freezing them for a couple hours. Really does work!
 

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Its all about the heat, if its hot & dry up springs the top if its hot & humid no go :rolleyes: I know this post will get some responces just keep it clean guys :thumbs :glol :glol :glol
 

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Marc NY said:
What is going on here? OMG!!!


It is the first time my SSR’s tonneau lid raised fully all by itself… not just one time but 8 times in a row. Hmmmmm perhaps the Taz Guy scared the heck out of my cover... :willy:

Last Sunday I tried opening my cover and to my amazement it raised fully for the first time ever. I do have the carpeted trunk and I did have the original struts replaced last year but that never helped. I never lubricated the seals to cause this to occur. The temperature has been in the 80’s here recently but that shouldn't make a difference cause last year it was in the 80s etc so then why do you think it started to finally work?


I would like to have your thoughts on why my tonneau lid would open fully now?

When I took my boat to the lake last weekend my tonneau also opened all the way for the first time. Not only once but several times that day. The outside temp was in the mid nineties. I have the carpeted tonneau and rear storage area also. When the temp is colder it will only pop up enough to get my fingertips under and lift it the rest of the way up. :flag
 

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the only time my cargo cover won't go up is when it's real cold - which in South Texas is like spring in Buffalo.
 

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Guys,

In all seriousness is there any update as to when GM will have an engineering solution for this problem? I check with the dealer weekly and they just tell that it is a known problem and they will not change the shocks even if I pay them double! Which of course begs a different question, has anyone attempted to put larger more powerful shocks or spring load the existing ones and if so, what was the result? We can always pray for warm weather but it would be nice to have a technical solution :)

Many Thanks,

Rob
 

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me too

Opened my cargo cover yesterday...first time in a week or so and it opened all the way :) :) First time ever! Of course it has really warmed up here and that has to be the reason :yesnod
 
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