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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Are Cobalt Trunk Lids Somewhat Self-lifting?

Do Cobalt "trunk lid struts" normally open the lid by themselves after the lid is raised past half-open ?

I was rear-ended about a month ago. Some bumper scratches and bumper displacement. Also, the trunk lid appeared to be slightly out of alignment. After repairs, the trunk lid struts hold the lid open at any position I raise the lid to, but the struts do not, by themselves, lift the lid to a full-open position.

I thought I remembered that, before the accident, the struts sort of popped the lid fully open once I raised the lid to about half-open.

How should the struts behave ?
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i think you're lucky it opens at any position. that way you know when its open at all times. they're "shocks", though, not struts ;) mine opens itself about halfway but i wish it was like yours because it's shut on itself sometimes because i have my hands full of crap.

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Yeah. Mine open all the way by themselves past a certain point and vice versa, but I'm with Banker because I have the same problem when my hand are full.
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Mine opens when the trunk monkey pushes the remote.

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whats the difference may i ask? lol

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Mine opens when I fart.


All by itself.
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Mine opens when I fart.


All by itself.
You mean that the fire ball that's a result of your fart opens it. lol
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Something like that yeah.
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After half way open or little more it goes the rest of the way by itself though I dont let it, I got that dang factory ricer spoiler and though not likely I would hate for it to hit the back window, it shuts after a certain point by itself but again, I got that spoiler which equates to more weight.

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The struts are probably gas charged and the pressure will vary with temperature.
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