If you detect a noise on your vehicle, you are right to be careful of it and take it seriously, although it is plausible that nothing critical will results, it is also plausible that it is the symptom of a more critical restoration. A noise that happens in the trunk of your Chevrolet Silverado is luckily more a sign of a small adjustment or restoration, rather than a complicated one. To help you in your research, we have chosen to generate this content to present you with the most likely solutions to your trouble. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Chevrolet Silverado can come from built up dirt, the trouble can also come from a loose lock and finally, it can even come from a simple rivet that sits inside your bumper.
Noise in the trunk Chevrolet Silverado : Built up dirt that triggers poor closing
We will therefore begin with a trunk noise on your Chevrolet Silverado created by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. In fact, it is plausible that on a vehicle that is already a few years old and whose cleaning is not always a priority or that the roads used are not very clean that dirt collects at the trunk gasket. This trouble triggers a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To examine if you are in this circumstance, open the trunk of your Chevrolet Silverado, check the state of the gasket that runs around the entire tailgate and clean it with a wet/soap cloth, dry the whole thing and try to close the trunk and take a dentred road to see the difference. If this is not the case, continue to the other hypotheses that will probably give a solution. It is plausible however that you have a trunk noise on your Chevrolet Silverado that is linked to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to read this content on the noises at the back of a Chevrolet Silverado.
Noise in the trunk of my Chevrolet Silverado : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second possibility, you may also, over time, experience a locking system that became loose. And this is one of the most probably alternatives. In fact, knowing a trunk noise on your Chevrolet Silverado is very often linked to this trouble. Several solutions are existing to you subject to the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that sometimes the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the mechanism with thick grease is enough to solve the problem. Secondly, it is also plausible that you really have a lot of play on your lock and that each time the trunk “jumps”, in which circumstance you would have to take out the cover that will allow access to the lock (inside the trunk). Then, using torx screws, you unscrew the striker attached to the threshold, just push it back a little towards the inside of the trunk and tighten it again. You should examine the centering of the striker in connection with the trunk lock. If after looking at the trunk of your Chevrolet Silverado closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, duplicate the operation by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Chevrolet Silverado : Rivet following plate swap in the trunk/ bumper
Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate swap you were unfortunate and that a piece of rivet fell at the rear of your plate. In fact, when a plate swap is done, to remove the old one the process used is to drill the existing rivets to be able to put out the license plate. Sadly, it can happen that part of the rivet falls into the hole of the bumper and it will therefore wander inside the bumper and can cause an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Chevrolet Silverado linked to a rivet, you will need to examine that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to discern the noise. If this is your case, you will have to remove the linings from the trunk to remove it. Finally, if it is your bumper, it is in this rarer and more problematic case, you will have to remove the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.