CarForum.net - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community
Home Gallery Register Calendar Members List

Go Back   CarForum.net - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community > Car Parts and Maintenance > Other Car Parts and Components

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 11-22-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 81
Rep: 13 mrgein is on a distinguished road
Default trunk struts

im trying to replace the trunk struts but i cant get the struts to line up with the ball mounts becuase the strut is fully extended. the ball mounts do not come off either ive double checked all the hinge work and everything. what am i missing? on a cadillac cts 03
__________________
2003 Dokato SLT Quad cab
2003 Cadillac CTS

mrgein is offline mrgein's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-22-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
Now accepting bribes.
 
lautinjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Currently Las Vegas
Posts: 4,311
Rep: 193 lautinjr has a spectacular aura aboutlautinjr has a spectacular aura about
Default

If it's after market read the instructions sometimes there is a trick if it'soem then you need to compress the strut normally attach one side of the strut press done on the other and fit if it's to tight then attach the strut and use the trunk lid closing on the other end for extra force to help collapse it the try to slide it into place. Normally they come with a plastis cable holding them pressed to gether to install then cut off after finish.

lautinjr is offline lautinjr's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-22-2008, 12:49 PM   #3
Veteran Member
 
Mr Car Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,052
Rep: 186 Mr Car Guy has a spectacular aura aboutMr Car Guy has a spectacular aura about
Default

If the struts don't have a plastic retainer, loop a couple of plastic zap straps together.
__________________
2003 GMC Envoy 5.3

Mr Car Guy is offline Mr Car Guy's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:08 AM.

Shogun Interactive Development Copyright 2015 Shogun Interactive Development. All rights reserved.