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trunk lid hinge

1 August 2007
Phoenix Az
hi guys,
one of my hinges on the trunk lid acts 'loose' when the lid is closed. you can actuall pull the corner of the lid up about 1/8 in (you can see the little rubber stop separating from the rest-position). i assume it is indicative of a worn gas strut as it seems to be the only thing exerting any pressure there. am i correct?
Even with a worn gas cylinder you should not be able to move the trunk that much. Double check all the bolts (2 on the lid and 2 on the body) are tight. Also, check the pivots on the multi-links for no slack.
i already checked, there is no slack anywhere- the extra motion is within the designed range. seems the strut is just shot.
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