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rear trunk shuts when on upward incline

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:56 AM
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Default rear trunk shuts when on upward incline

the rear trunk on my '03 CTS is relatively difficult to openas most of u CTS owners know.. but thats not the problem.. the problem is it wont stay open!if i am parked on an upward incline, even small ones. it will silently yet quicklyfall backwards and slam shut. first time it happened i wasnt expecting thatand it nearly decapitated me.. its nearly caused permanenet brain damage to several ppl since that time and i have to keep reminding them to keep it open with one hand when retriving stuff from the truck

Anyone experience this problem?
 
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:37 PM
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I have a Deville so I am not aware of this problem. I am wondering whether you could purchase a gas charged strut/hinge and install it similar to hatchbacks, SUV'sand your hood.
 
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:20 PM
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Does it have a spoiler on it?
Also make sure the trunk is open all the way.
There is almost like a detent that holds it open when pushed completely back.
 
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:59 AM
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nope no spoiler man.. and itcomes back down even whenpushed all the way.. its been like that since i got it used from the Cadillac dealer.. i didnt notice it until one day i was visiting my folks and parked in the driveway.. taking out the suitcase from the trunkalmost cost me my head
 
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:12 PM
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If I am correct there are actually 2 gas shocks on the rear trunk, one on each side, I believe the replacement of these will cost less then a new head, and would probably fix your problems, I have seen this problem a lot on older cherokee's they tend to go through alot of gas struts.
 
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:22 AM
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good stuff.. im bringing it in for maintenance on Monday and ill mention this problem to them
 
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:39 PM
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There is a service bulletin on the trunk hinges. Apparently a lot of people have this issue. When I complained to the dealer, they found the service bulletin and replaced the hinges with ones of a slightlydifferent geometry. The replacementincluded painting them at no charge (I am still under warranty).

Good Luck. Bill
 
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:36 AM
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mmm so i wasn't the only one.. unfortunately my warranty ran out in december last year so they charged me,butthe replacement wasa very reasonable price.. now the trunk is lighter than air and im not afraid of decapitation anymore

thanks Bill
 
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:50 AM
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That's using your head!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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