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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 11:21 am    Post subject: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

I have to place my hands on the center of the hood and slam repeatedly really hard to get the lid to close. Any advice to make this a bit easier? What are the usual culprits?
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

How big is your spare tire?
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

Yeah, try it without the spare in there. Really, the hood should not need that kind of work to latch it, if the latch and pin are adjusted/aligned properly. I never slam my hood shut. I just set it down, push a little harder on the handle, and I hear the latch go "snick", done.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

glutamodo wrote:
Yeah, try it without the spare in there. Really, the hood should not need that kind of work to latch it, if the latch and pin are adjusted/aligned properly. I never slam my hood shut. I just set it down, push a little harder on the handle, and I hear the latch go "snick", done.


Unrelated to the thread, so I apologize in advance.
But I had to laugh, because ďsnickĒ is pretty much the exact sound it makes!

If I had to guess, I would think itís an adjustment issue with the hood pin or latch (if the hood isnít hitting the spare)


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

Ah, it must be the tire. I can barely move it in there.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

Spare tires fit in the well pretty snugly.
Have a look at the bracket that the latch pin is attached to. It should be flat. Most brackets that have closing issues are bent upward.
If that's the case here. Remove the bracket and straighten it out.
The boot (trunk lid) should close easily after repairing the bracket and properly adjusting the latch pin.
Oh, and a little grease on the latch pin dosen't hurt too.

Good Luck.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

I had to rework my latch by removing it, taking it apart, straightening and deburring everything, then carefully reassembling it with a little grease. Then I patently adjusted it (there are threads... it's not intuitive). Took half the damn day but it finally solved my problem.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

Solved! The seal is totally rock hard. Bits are flying off as I closed it. I ripped some out and it works, will replace the seal.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

I actually thought about blabbering about how the seal was part of the "hood latch" experience... yes, there is a spring on the latch pin, but that combines with the overall slight compression of the hood seal, they both combine to give the hood enough "spring" to make a nice "thongggg" sound when it releases as you pull the hood latch.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

glutamodo wrote:
I actually thought about blabbering about how the seal was part of the "hood latch" experience... yes, there is a spring on the latch pin, but that combines with the overall slight compression of the hood seal, they both combine to give the hood enough "spring" to make a nice "thongggg" sound when it releases as you pull the hood latch.

Just so I have this right-------the hood should say "thongggg" when released, and then "snick" when latched?

Mine also goes "sproyng" when being lowered.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: Trunk really takes slamming to close. Any advice? Reply with quote

Always good to have clear descriptions of "sounds"!!
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