Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Lift Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

Do not disassemble the cylinder because it is filled with pressurized gas. If the damper cylinder is to be replaced, drill a 0.08 in. (2mm) hole in the bottom of the REMOVED damper cylinder to completely release the high pressure gas before disposing of the assembly

Coupe/Sedan
  1. Disconnect the lift cylinder upper end from the lid.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the lift cylinder lower end from hinge.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Install lift cylinder lower end to hinge.
  2.  
  3. Install lift cylinder upper end to lid. Adjust the lid as necessary.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Damper stay removal-most models similar

Liftback
  1. Remove the roof side inner garnish, as necessary.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the lift cylinder lower end from the body.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lift cylinder upper end from the backdoor.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedures. Adjust the liftback as necessary.
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