Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Luggage Compartment Lid (Trunk)

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An assistant is not only helpful for this procedure, but will help prevent paint damage

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Coupe/Sedan

See Figure 1

  1. Matchmark the hinge-to-lid alignment to assure proper installation.
  2.  
  3. Remove the hinge mounting bolts.
  4.  
  5. It may be necessary to remove the torsion bar.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust as necessary.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: The luggage compartment lid may be removed once the retaining bolts are withdrawn-Coupe/sedan

Liftback

See Figure 2

  1. Disconnect the lift cylinder from the body.
  2.  
  3. Matchmark the hinges, then remove the hinge bolts and remove the lid.
  4.  
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust as necessary.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 2: When removing the liftback, unbolt the lid from the hinge or the hinge from the body, whichever is easier

ADJUSTMENT



See Figures 3 and 4

  1. For forward/rearward and left/right adjustments, loosen the bolts and move the hood the desired position.
  2.  
  3. For vertical adjustment of the front end of the lid, increase or decrease the number of washers.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Adjusting the luggage compartment lock and striker-Coupe/sedan



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Fig. Fig. 4: Adjusting the luggage compartment lock and striker-liftback

 
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