Trunk lid hard to open


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Trunk lid hard to open

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The trunk lid will open, but I have to pull on the lever quite hard. Tried to adjust the hinges, but luck. The cable is moving fine. Is there a adjustment in the cable?
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Re: Trunk lid hard to open

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There is no adjustment but the mechanism may need cleaned. Un screw the cover on the inside of the trunk behind the lock. You can see how everything works for there.
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Agreed. Mine was also quite stiff. I opened it up, and it was coated in thick, goopy lubricant from the factory, that had hardened over the years into a thick paste. I used brake cleaner to spray it all away, and then sprayed dry graphite lubricant liberally throughout the mechanism. That made a huge difference, the latch became butter-smooth and easy to operate, and remains that way to this day.

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I don't know but wouldn't brake cleaner spray harm the plastic?
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Re: Trunk lid hard to open

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WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:29 pm
Agreed. Mine was also quite stiff. I opened it up, and it was coated in thick, goopy lubricant from the factory, that had hardened over the years into a thick paste. I used brake cleaner to spray it all away, and then sprayed dry graphite lubricant liberally throughout the mechanism. That made a huge difference, the latch became butter-smooth and easy to operate, and remains that way to this day.
It can, depending on the type of cleaner you're using (what type of solvent it is). But I removed the mechanism from the trunk before I did this, so that I had full access to it.



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