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My truck lid wont stay open and when you lift it its really heavy and super annoying <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Any suggestions on a fix<br>Thanks <br>Nick
 

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Re: Trunk Lid (painthunter9)

It sounds like the hydraulic lifts are bad. You might find leaking fluid coming from them. They don't last forever but its an easy fix. If you're handy with tools you can replace them yourself or just have the dealership do it.
 

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I had one go bad and the entire trunk lid was heavy like yours on my S70 just a few weeks ago. Be aware that the trunk struts are different depending on if you have a spoiler on your trunk lid or not. In my case I bought one at a junk yard (pick-n-pull) for $10 and changed it out- sort of a pain as they are attached near the back seat in an area that is hard to reach and hard to see but it can be done. If you need instructions PM me. I think they are about $40 each form an online store.
 

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Re: (MadeInJapan)

Alright Ill have to find some of them and yes I have the spoiler so I will need those ones and it was really weird because it just happened one day<br>Nick
 

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It's not weird, that's how they fail. They're gas springs which means compressible gas and a piston. When the seal fails, the gas leaks out, and that's the end of that.<p>It could also be that one of yours just fell off its joint, although if that's the case it's unlikely to stay on if you put it back on.
 

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Re: (LloydDobler)

Also, if they have been previously just *okay* but a little weak, a sudden cold snap can push them over the edge, when the gas isn't as active. My Saab's hatch uses similar units, and it's fine when it's warm - when it gets really cold, suddenly it's a guillotine. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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yup. one of mine works, the other doesn't. Found out the hard way...but apparently it didn't fall on the back of my skull hard enough to pursuade me to change it out <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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On the S70 this is VERY easy to change. On each side of your back seats there is a bolster. That is the part of the rear seat that does NOT fold down. Just grab that and pull up and out. It will pop loose pretty easy. Behind it is a hole in the metal wall, that is jsut below the mount point for the strut. You can reach in that hold and unsnap the strut and resnap the new one in very easily.<p>I only learned this after I ruined two volvo trunk struts trying to get them in from the front.
 
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