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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Trunk opening tension in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; When I open the trunk, the opening tension is quite hard and the trunk lid bounces several times. Sometimes the ...
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    Trunk opening tension

    When I open the trunk, the opening tension is quite hard and the trunk lid bounces several times. Sometimes the tension gets too hard and it shakes the hole car.

    Is it adjustable or is it something that I have to live with?

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    Re: Trunk opening tension

    Remove the trunk carpet liner at the wheelwell areas and you'll see the adjustment brackets for the trunk lid torque rods. If this pertains to your Seville (????) the torque rods run under the rear deck area. Not sure about the Deville.

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    Re: Trunk opening tension

    Thank you Sub, I'll go check that out.

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    Re: Trunk opening tension

    And, if you've never done this job it can be dangerous!! The rod is under tension, pryed off, it can be a flying piece of steel! It requires a piece of pipe to contain the rod inside or any body shop could do it at a minimum charge.

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