95-97 XJ6, All XJ8, Trunk Lid Strut

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  • Here is my concern. When I installed the left side strut using the supplied bolt on bracket and then closed the trunk, it bowed the trunk upwards and bowed the strut as well. I am afraid that the position of the existing bracket was placed too far forward when reinstalled causing the travel of the strut to be too short hence the bowing of the trunk lid and strut.

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    Get new trunk struts and ball studs. It's a real pain to try and remove the old ball studs. The ball studs come unpainted so if you want them to match you should paint them to match ahead of time. Touch-up paint from Acura works well for this. If you insist on re-using the old ball studs, it is possible to cut the old strut off using a hacksaw or dremel tool. Be careful, as it is easy to cut too far and damage the ball studs. This is a lot of work and hassle to save just a few dollars. (Note: The NSX engine hatch struts come with the ball stud included, not separate as with these trunk lid struts.) For a writeup by Prime user: NSXBill2 on how to remove the ball-studs from the old trunk struts to use with new struts, go .

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  • 1. Get new trunk struts AND ball studs. It's a real pain to try and remove the old ball studs. The ball studs come unpainted so if you are picky you should paint them to match ahead of time. Touch-up paint from Acura works well for this.

    Trunk Struts: 74872-SLO-013 @ about $45 each
    Ball Studs: 90102-SLO-003 @ about $9 each

    The NSX rear hatch strut comes with the ball stud included, not separate as the trunk lid struts.

    2. Tools: Locking pliers (or prop rod or rope), small flat blade screw driver, 10mm wrench, hammer.
    3. Open the trunk all the way. Clamp the locking pliers onto one of the worn out struts to hold the trunk lid open while you work.

    If you don't have locking pliers you can brace the lid open with a piece of 2x4, broom handle, etc. but the pliers are really much easier.

    You can also hold trunk lid up with a rope tied to the garage door rails, which takes all the pressure off of the struts for easy removal.

    4. Loosen the existing strut on one side with the wrench. If you are not a master mechanic like me, you might want to use a shop rag to protect the nearby paint from scratches.
    5. Pry off the little C-clip. Be careful it doesn't fly across the driveway and disappear into a bush or shrub. Once the clip is off the top part of the strut can be removed from the top part of the trunk.
    6. Use the little screwdriver to pry the plastic bracket open so you can remove the strut.
    7. Remove the old strut with ball stud attached. You should end up with the empty bracket hanging there.
    8. Completely remove the old strut. Install one of the new ball studs Use the wrench to tighten it a little. Don't go nuts and strip out the threads though.
    9. Install the new strut in the reverse of the above procedure. On the bottom, just snap it onto the new ball stud.
    10. Repeat steps 3-9 for the strut on the other side. Viola! Your trunk now stays open all by itself. David Copperfield himself probably can't explain how it works.
    11. Play Frisbee with faithful assistant mechanic Alex.

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