GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Trunk Lid

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Prop the lid open, then place a protective covering along the edges of the rear compartment opening, this will prevent damage to the painted areas.
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  3. Where necessary, disconnect the wiring harness from the lid.
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  5. Matchmark the location of the hinge strap attaching bolts to lid.
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  7. While a helper supports the lid, remove the hinge to lid bolts and remove the lid.
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To install:
  1. Before installing the trunk lid, inspect the weatherstrip for any deterioration, replace if necessary.
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Fig. Fig. 1: If replacement is necessary, lift off the old weatherstrip. Place the new strip into the rail, then seat it in place by applying pressure for a molded fit. Apply sealer when necessary

  1. With an assistant, replace the lid into position. Install the bolts for mounting.
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  3. Tighten the hinge-to-lid attaching bolts 18-20 ft. lbs. (25-27 Nm).
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  5. Replace the wire harness, remove the prop, close the lid.
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  7. Inspect the lid for proper alignment. If not, open the lid, then loosen the bolts and tighten, repeat until the lid is aligned.
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ADJUSTMENT



Fore and aft adjustment of the lid assembly is controlled by the hinge-to-lid attaching bolts. To adjust the lid, loosen the hinge-to-lid attaching bolts and shift the lid to the desired position; then tighten the bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).

 
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