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    Question Civic 2000 Trunk(diggy) Lid Fells Down

    AOA all,
    I have problem in my civic 2000 (EK-9), Its trunk lid didn't stays up, some time it fall back on my head while removing items from trunk.
    Is there any DIY to fix it? OR any one knows what exactly the problem is??

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    Quote Originally Posted by islamabadboys View Post
    AOA all,
    I have problem in my civic 2000 (EK-9), Its trunk lid didn't stays up, some time it fall back on my head while removing items from trunk.
    Is there any DIY to fix it? OR any one knows what exactly the problem is??
    A denter can fix it. Reason behind it; The trunk lid torsion bar mechanism may have become weak
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    well my 98 civic had same problem
    denter said since to much metal has been cut off for speakers and woofers from the rear
    re inforcement is weak

    did not verify if he was right though
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    Quote Originally Posted by islamabadboys View Post
    AOA all,
    I have problem in my civic 2000 (EK-9), Its trunk lid didn't stays up, some time it fall back on my head while removing items from trunk.
    Is there any DIY to fix it? OR any one knows what exactly the problem is??
    our kia had the same problem.
    REASON:The hydraulic press on the right or left of your cars trunk has given up the liquid inside of it due to lower atmospheric pressure it does not have the tendency to lift the trunk up and falls down. I think you need to change your hydraulic press.

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    This civic does not use gas springs like the old EG one did, this one has plain tension bars - check them, if they have unlodged from the lid, it will not keep it supported.

    In the old civic - there are two gas springs on either side of the hinge.

    There is also 1 more problem - Do you have a big spoiler on the lid? If yes then you need to remove it. Its weight is sagging it down.
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    I have the same problem in my 96 Civic. Try adjusting the torsion bars. If adjusting them doesn't solve the problem, then get them replaced. Follow the instructions below. And yes, a spoiler on the trunk will also weaken the torsion bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteangel View Post
    I have the same problem in my 96 Civic. Try adjusting the torsion bars. If adjusting them doesn't solve the problem, then get them replaced. Follow the instructions below. And yes, a spoiler on the trunk will also weaken the torsion bars.

    Civic 2000 Trunkdiggy Lid Fells Down -1337424
    oops sorry I didn't know that this civic had torsion bar mechanism instead of hydraulic mechanism.
    well explained.white angle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    This civic does not use gas springs like the old EG one did, this one has plain tension bars - check them, if they have unlodged from the lid, it will not keep it supported.

    In the old civic - there are two gas springs on either side of the hinge.

    There is also 1 more problem - Do you have a big spoiler on the lid? If yes then you need to remove it. Its weight is sagging it down.
    i didn't knew that


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    In the last figure of the image above, you can see that there are two positions for the torsion bar to rest. One position is for normal torsion and other is for higher position. I had the similar but lesser problem and i switched the position of torsion bar. Now its perfect. Also on closing it i dont need to hold it to prevent the bang, just leave it to close.

    I think its by design to put a higher position for it as with time the bars would reduce its torsion and with this setup we can relife the proper operation of the trunk...

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    My Corona's trunk also doesnt stay up :/
    the mechanism is damaged can i install something like a mini strut in other cars ?

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    Sorry for an irrelevant reply buut- my cook sprayed wd40 in the deep freezer hinge since it was creaking...
    Now it doesnt stay up...any solution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by omarabdullah022 View Post
    Sorry for an irrelevant reply buut- my cook sprayed wd40 in the deep freezer hinge since it was creaking...
    Now it doesnt stay up...any solution?
    I believe those hinges have friction locks in them and are supposed to be kept dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    I believe those hinges have friction locks in them and are supposed to be kept dry.
    *yikes*

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    No it didnt have spoiler..
    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    This civic does not use gas springs like the old EG one did, this one has plain tension bars - check them, if they have unlodged from the lid, it will not keep it supported.

    In the old civic - there are two gas springs on either side of the hinge.

    There is also 1 more problem - Do you have a big spoiler on the lid? If yes then you need to remove it. Its weight is sagging it down.

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    Thanx Pakwheelers for your helpful replies I will try adjusting/tuning tension bars and let you know about results...
    or in worst case scenario I will visit Mr. Denter

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    Thanx all.. Finally fixed the problem by changing position of Torsion bar from both sides...
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteangel View Post
    I have the same problem in my 96 Civic. Try adjusting the torsion bars. If adjusting them doesn't solve the problem, then get them replaced. Follow the instructions below. And yes, a spoiler on the trunk will also weaken the torsion bars.

    Civic 2000 Trunkdiggy Lid Fells Down -1337424
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    Quote Originally Posted by omarabdullah022 View Post
    *yikes*
    try pouring boiling water on the hinges a few times, may be it gets dry. but its going to take weeks i think...

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