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Both of mine are disintegrating at a rapid rate after a few gentle years. I've never heard about this on the forum. Common?<p>I was quoted a horrendous price to replace the pair. Time for a trip to the bone yard.<p>Trygve<br>
 

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Re: Trunk struts - Common failure item? (RainyS60R)

The end of one of mine just vaporized. How horrendous?
 

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You forgot to feed the trunk monkey!<p>But seriously, I haven't heard of that either. Where did it leak?
 

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Re: Trunk struts - Common failure item? (RainyS60R)

mine cracked at the ends. apparently the rubber stops on the hinge don't prevent overtravel past the stroke of the strut. I replaced the rubber with a taller bolt.
 

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Re: Trunk struts - Common failure item? (RainyS60R)

Yup. One side failed just after warranty (3 yrs). Had that replaced. New one looks beefier, maybe because it is an aftermarket one. The remaining OEM is still going strong after 5 1/2 yrs, but the boot was split since 3 yrs ago. I just glued it back.<p>The front bonnet struts are definitely weakening now.
 
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