If you notice a noise on your vehicle, you are right to be careful of it and take it seriously, although it is possible that nothing major will happen, it is also possible that it is the signal of a more critical restoration. A noise that happens in the trunk of your GMC Canyon is luckily more a signal of a small manipulation or repair, rather than a complicated one. To help you in your research, we have decided to write this content page to present you with the most likely solutions to your problem. First we will see that this trunk noise on your GMC Canyon can come from accumulated dirt, the problem 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 GMC Canyon : Accumulated dirt that triggers poor closing
We will therefore begin with a trunk noise on your GMC Canyon created by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. In fact, it is possible 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 problem triggers a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To examine if you are in this situation, open the trunk of your GMC Canyon, 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 impact. If this is not the case, continue to the other hypotheses that will probably give a solution. It is possible however that you have a trunk noise on your GMC Canyon that is linked to other origins such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to have a look to this content page on the noises at the back of a GMC Canyon.
Noise in the trunk of my GMC Canyon : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second possibility, you may also, over time, be the victim of a locking system that became loose. And this is one of the most potential alternatives. In fact, knowing a trunk noise on your GMC Canyon is very frequently linked to this problem. Several solutions are existing to you depending on the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that in some cases the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the mechanism with thick grease is appropriate to solve the issue. Secondly, it is also possible 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 remove the cover that permits access to the lock (inside the trunk). Then, using torx screws, you unscrew the striker attached to the threshold, simply push it back a little towards the inside of the trunk and tighten it again. You should examine the centering of the striker in regards to the trunk lock. If after examining the trunk of your GMC Canyon closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, replicate the procedure by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk GMC Canyon : Rivet following plate swap in the trunk/ bumper
Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate swap you were unlucky and that a piece of rivet fell at the rear of your plate. In fact, when a plate swap is done, to take off the old one the technique used is to drill the existing rivets to be able to released the license plate. Unfortunately, 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 generate an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your GMC Canyon linked to a rivet, you will need to examine that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to specify the noise. If this is your situation, 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 situation, you will have to take off the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.