Well thanks for all the advise. The lid does open of course a little bit
when you unlock it, which probably is normal. Some day when the lifts
wear out and I replace them it probably will open more or less,
depending on who makes the lifters in China!
The lid on my '99 Taurus won't stay up and there are NO lift struts ot
cylinders. Just some kind of torsion bar arrangement in the trunk and
no amout of resetting, adjusting will hold the lid up. I've resorted
to a wooden dowel of the correct length to hold it open for extended
Apparently adjusting the trunk lid torsion bars ofr later model Tari is
something that has generated some interest on the web. See:
The torsion bars were marginal at best when new - if there is a
spoiler they didn't stay up when they were 6 months old. Don't know if
it would be possible to put struts on - and replacements would be the
same as original unless you can get custom ones made. (pretty simple
parts - but I don't know anyone who makes them commercially)
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