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Author Topic: just bought a 2006 Solstice.  (Read 1765 times)

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Offline rserf

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just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« on: July 03, 2019, 08:30:15 AM »
just purchased a 2006 Solstice without seeing the car.. doors have been shaved , looks good.  So you can only enter the car with the remote big pain.
here is my problem.. you need two people to open the hatch one to person push the button in the glove box the other person must grab the lid and pull open.  also the hatch will not stay up. The car has an after market security system, so I don't have a remote that will open the trunk.   I am new to these
cars so I don't know to much about them.  I did notice the one of the bars in the trunk does not stay in the hook.  it would be great to get so help on this problem. Hope I did not pay to much ($6000) car is in very good shape with 90,000 miles.
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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 09:24:28 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  The trunk should pop up about 3-6" when you hit the button.  Not sure what you mean bars in the hook.  Are you talking about the release mechanism at the front of the trunk where the top goes into the hole?

The weight of the trunk is on a torsion bar at the back of the trunk.  Not sure if it is adjustable or not.
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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 09:28:42 AM »
If you can get us some photos it would help.
There is a quick spring add that helps with the trunk, but it sounds like you need a repair first.
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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 01:40:26 PM »
Yeah, it sounds like one or both of the torsion bars that spring the trunk up, are broken.  It happens, though not too often.  If you're reasonably mechanical, you can fix it yourself, but the rear bumper needs to come off.

Read the couple of posts here: https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f62/punisher-65168/index45.html#post1106621
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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 03:59:41 PM »
 put two spring on, did not help. the torsion bars must be broke.   if i push the button in the glove box and pull up on the trunk at the same time the truck will open, but will not stay up..

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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2019, 12:47:30 PM »
Your key fob should also have a trunk release.  Sounds like you need a torsion bar

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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2019, 07:22:49 PM »
just purchased two torsion bars for my Solstice.. Any one know that a body shop will charge to install

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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2019, 11:25:14 PM »
just purchased two torsion bars for my Solstice.. Any one know that a body shop will charge to install
 

I think you should go to a few shops and explain what was told to you where they go . Take the bars and your car with you . Show them and ask for a price to install them . See if they will give you something in writing . & find out what their Labor rate is . they can pull it up on their Computer..
 I just had a new front splitter (not OEM was after market) installed and they looked it up on the labor rate for the Solstice ..Cost me 208.00 and took about 4 hours
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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2019, 04:28:39 PM »
shop charged me 104.00 to install two new torsion bars

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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 08:20:00 AM »
another question why do some Solstice's only have one exit exhaust pipe

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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2019, 11:06:40 AM »
All the non turbo cars had the single exhaust the the GXP/Redlines had the dual exit.  It was more of a styling thing then performance I would guess.
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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2019, 02:26:37 PM »
All the non turbo cars had the single exhaust the the GXP/Redlines had the dual exit.  It was more of a styling thing then performance I would guess.

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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2019, 03:35:15 PM »
That would make sense otherwise you would have asymmetrical thrust.
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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2019, 07:55:24 AM »
another question why do some Solstice's only have one exit exhaust pipe
only one exhaust pipe coming from right side of engine for turbo and non turbo cars alike.  Like the SA said turbo cars came with 2 tips for looks, not functionality.  Solo Performance makes fantastic exhaust systems and Norms Fiberglass makes rear valance to support 2 exhaust tips

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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2019, 03:03:56 PM »
i have a 2006 non turbo with duel exhaust..  another new problem having problems latching top ..handle will not stay locked in place. any suggestions.

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Re: just bought a 2006 Solstice.
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2019, 05:55:51 AM »
Check and see if the latch is bent.  If you close the latch and put the top down it will bend.  Latch has to be left open when you put it down.
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StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

 

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