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  • The ONLY trunk lid strut removal How-To! Video inside.

    Don't listen to what anyone else tells you, this is the easiest way to do this. Repeat the process for the other side and do the reverse process to install your new ones.

    *CLICK HERE ---> 1995 SE 3L WITH MATCHING TRAILER <--- CLICK HERE*
    25 Contour / Mystiques and counting......
    I'M POWDER COATING AGAIN! PM ME FOR REQUESTS.

  • #2
    Excellent. If a pic is worth a 1000 words, a vid is wortha million. My trunk struts don't need changing, but I will change em anyways with that bit of instruction.

    Thanks.
    99 Contour SVT Blk w/MNB
    00 Cougar 2.5 sp'cl ed ATX Silverfrost
    09 Ford F150 Crew 4.9 24v Red
    05 Merc Mounty 4.0 Slv Frost

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    • #3
      good video! thought it was funny when you got hit by the trunk arm though.
      00 Contour SVT #1914 BLK/PT 2.5 Full bolt on/torsen
      00 SVT Contour # 0889
      98 Contour SVT #2147 Silfro/mnb. Former ElKy car! Sold
      00 Contour SVT #0157 BLK/PT parted out
      95 Mystique GS

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      • #4
        Thats amazing, that is easy. so when i reinstall it i jst push the back into the socket till i hear it pop? ur like my Sensi Blu fuz, you have an answer to all my questions!

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        • #5
          thanks used your how to pretty simple in the first place lol but it was highly appreciated

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          • #6
            finally got around to doing this. I managed to do it with a regular 4-in-1(or now 6 in 1) screw driver, although a regular flathead like in the video would have been a little easier. video made it a lot easier so thanks a lot fuz. i owe you a beer.
            Andrew

            T-red/MNB "The Wizard" 1998.5 CSVT #5314 128,000mi

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            • #7
              i had to pull my struts out of a junk yard car. it took me an hour just to figure out how to get the first one. i wish i was part of this site then. then i wouldn't have been crawling around in god knows what for an hour.
              98.5 t-red Zetec mtx
              207,000 and counting
              i love bring my car into class, it give a new "special circumstance" every day.

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              • #8
                Very informative video! My trunk is always falling down I think the struts are shot and can no longer hold up the additional weight of the factory spoiler. Does anybody know of any good replacement brands for these? Been looking for a little while but can't really find anything concrete. Thanks!
                1998 Silver Frost SVT Contour #4049 - Sold
                1998 Corvette Coupe

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                • #9
                  Glad to help - there were so many people doing this every way but the easy one. It's not so bad . We ordered trunk lift struts from rockauto not too long ago. First set seemed weak so we called them and they sent another set at no charge and we got to keep the original set they sent.
                  *CLICK HERE ---> 1995 SE 3L WITH MATCHING TRAILER <--- CLICK HERE*
                  25 Contour / Mystiques and counting......
                  I'M POWDER COATING AGAIN! PM ME FOR REQUESTS.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hoodwanka View Post
                    Very informative video! My trunk is always falling down I think the struts are shot and can no longer hold up the additional weight of the factory spoiler. Does anybody know of any good replacement brands for these? Been looking for a little while but can't really find anything concrete. Thanks!
                    The struts you need are Monroe 901342. I searched awhile ago because I have the same issue. I had saved that part number on my "things to buy" list. I still have to get some.
                    2001 SVT Lightning #2839 - Stock

                    2000 SVT Contour #1541 - | BAT | FSVT EAP | Hankook K110 | Y-pipe | RSTB | Energy Suspension |

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Smokinjoe View Post
                      The struts you need are Monroe 901342. I searched awhile ago because I have the same issue. I had saved that part number on my "things to buy" list. I still have to get some.
                      Thanks smokinjoe I just picked up a set on amazon, it was the last two they had! Hopefully these will save me from almost getting decapitated every time I park on a hill and need to get something out of my trunk!
                      1998 Silver Frost SVT Contour #4049 - Sold
                      1998 Corvette Coupe

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                      • #12
                        Thank you for the video! This was perfect timing for me since my car tried to play the guillotine trick a couple days ago.
                        98 CSVT Blue/Midnight blue
                        E0 #2047
                        attitude adjustment 2/4/10

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                        • #13
                          Did this and now my head doesn't hurt all the time! The hardest part about me doing this, was removing my subs!

                          A+ Info!
                          Contour SE Totalled On 5/18/10.
                          SVT 98.5 4595 Black/MNB 3L Hybrid
                          SVT E0 # 535 Found Dead.

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                          • #14
                            You're welcome guys.
                            *CLICK HERE ---> 1995 SE 3L WITH MATCHING TRAILER <--- CLICK HERE*
                            25 Contour / Mystiques and counting......
                            I'M POWDER COATING AGAIN! PM ME FOR REQUESTS.

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                            • #15
                              Yeah did this today, and what a difference with those monroe replacements! My trunk even stays open when parked uphill! If I may suggest another way to get the clips off. After trying unsuccessfully with a long flat head screwdriver, I tried using a mini flat head screw driver (the kind you would use for taking apart electronics). This worked great. And then when attempting to put the new ones on, you just slide the mini screwdriver under the clip. It keeps the clip from flying off yet opens it far enough for the ball stud to fit. Then just slide the mini screwdriver out. This involves climbing into the trunk, which isn't too bad with the seats folded down and I'm over 6 feet tall. Just make sure someone is holding the trunk up for you! Thanks again for the help guys!
                              1998 Silver Frost SVT Contour #4049 - Sold
                              1998 Corvette Coupe

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