On my Taurus on the inside there is a lever with 3 notches where i assumed
you could adjust something on the trunk. Out of curiosity I pulled them out
of the notch they were in and put them in different notches. Now the trunk
is totally screwed up and will not stay up on its own, even if I put the
lever back into the original notch. What have I done and what can I do to
I can't recall the trunk lid spring arrangement on the Taurus but with your
description I think it safe to say it is torsion bars... that would be the
two levers you are referring to. When you moved them, I think that the "far"
end of the torsion bar to disengage from it's mount.... leaving you with no
springs for the lid. I suggest following each bar to it's opposite end. It
is usually pretty evident as to how they are captured in place. If that
doesn't work, a quick trip to an autobody shop should help.
Not wanting to preach (and you can just see the "but" coming) but taking a
stare at the whys and wherefores before we commit to an act can save us
money and grief.... Welcome to the world of the tinkerer...
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