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My trunk won't stay open, closing slowly after opening. Have determined struts needed replacing. R/H side is easy access; left side, not so much. Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks much.
 

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This is old bu he esy way is to take the top connection off the left side . move it up and down to check that the lower ball sockst is not worn. If not just unscrew the shock shaft and leave he lowrrball socket in place . screwthe new one in and snap the top in place. If worn a long thin screwdriver will slid under the clip and you can pop off the lower. Dont worry about losing tbe clip. You dont need it. If the shock seems to be too long there is a tiny limit screw on the hinge. Remove it and the trunk will open further
 

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This is old bu he esy way is to take the top connection off the left side . move it up and down to check that the lower ball sockst is not worn. If not just unscrew the shock shaft and leave he lowrrball socket in place . screwthe new one in and snap the top in place. If worn a long thin screwdriver will slid under the clip and you can pop off the lower. Dont worry about losing tbe clip. You dont need it. If the shock seems to be too long there is a tiny limit screw on the hinge. Remove it and the trunk will open further
This is old bu he esy way is to take the top connection off the left side . move it up and down to check that the lower ball sockst is not worn. If not just unscrew the shock shaft and leave he lowrrball socket in place . screwthe new one in and snap the top in place. If worn a long thin screwdriver will slid under the clip and you can pop off the lower. Dont worry about losing tbe clip. You dont need it. If the shock seems to be too long there is a tiny limit screw on the hinge. Remove it and the trunk will open further
Limit screw on which hinge?
 
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