Trunk torsion springs adjustment

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  1. chasb

    chasb Well-Known Member

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    Trunk lid won't stay up. Any tips on how to adjust the torsion bars?
     
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    On my 70 Dart, I had to get in the trunk laid down on my back to make adjustments. Pull the torsion rod end out of one of the three holes, push the rod end back into a lower hole for more torsion. One adjustment on one side of the trunk may work if not adjust the other as well, both should be within a hole of each other. I don't like it when it hammers on the stops when it swings open.

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    chasb Well-Known Member

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    Great Will give that a try. Thank you
     
  4. Dana67Dart

    Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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    Make sure the holes / sheet metal the springs go through are still intact. My 67 convertible had metal fatigue on both sides causing what felt like weak springs but really the were just in the wrong location. Ill look for a thread with photos
     
  5. MoparMike1974

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    If you have a wing on it you will probably have to go to the farthest holes. For just a plain trunk the last hole or middle one is usually good. Put a little dialetric grease where the sliders ride on the hinges, makes it work smooth.
     
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