Hi how do i replace the hydrolic rods in my trunk lid for my 1996 buick riviera?


Asked by Apr 03, 2011 at 06:24 PM about the 1996 Buick Riviera

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

its a very heavy trunk lid and I just know its going to get damaged if i dont fix the hydrolic rods soon. I have to be extremely careful closing it now and forget letting the lid close from too high a level as it just slams and all that weight coming down is way too much force. PLEASE HELP!!

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most of them are usually held in with clips that keeps the rod ends in place. Using something to temporary hold the trunk in open position say a broom stick, wood or anything sturdy. If they are held in by clips, you can usually remove them by using pilers to slide them out. I think any auto parts store would have them and those items are called trunk lift supports.

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