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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-05-2004, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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I asked about this a few days ago and someone was suppose to get back to me but never did. How do you set the two adjustment bars in the trunk of my 1999 Taurus to keep the deck lid from closing after you unlock it? It won't stay up without holding it....
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AHHH!! Im so sorry, completely forgot! My camera is dead, but its sitting right here in front of me, so when the green light comes on I'll see it and remember to go take a picture of the trunk's support rods.

Really sorry I forgot. I'll post it tonight- promise.

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Heres some picts I just took. Hope they help! The important thing is that you have to use the little hooks on the trunk support rods themselves.

Scroll down some to see the trunk picts

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Doesn't show the position of the two bars anywhere in the pictures...thanks anyway but I need a close up or someone that has had to setup the two bars....is it easier with the trunk almost closed or open.....
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I'm not sure why you need pictures for this, unless I'm misunderstanding what you're looking for.

If you follow the two supports for the decklid into the trunk, you should see where they attach to the tension rods, and should be able to also see the two adjustment bars.

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You can see them in this picture, sticking down in the picture next to the support arms.

Be careful, those arms are under a lot of tension and require a lot of effort to move, and if you don't have a good grip they could snap out of your hands and down toward the floor.

If your trunklid won't stay open at all, it sounds like you may not have those adjustment bars secured in their slots. Right next to the bars, up inside the trunk, are a set of three hooks for the bars to be placed in. The top hook provides the most tension, the bottom hook provides the least. I'd start with the bottom set and see how the trunk opens then.

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Torsion Bar, Luggage Compartment Hinge
Open the luggage compartment door (40110) and note the pop-up distance. The luggage compartment door should pop up 15-30 cm (6-11 inches).

If the luggage compartment door does not pop up 15-30 cm (6-11 inches), the luggage compartment door/tailgate hinge torsion bar tension should be increased.

If the luggage compartment door pops open with more force than is desired, the luggage compartment door/tailgate hinge torsion bar tension can be decreased.

WARNING: USE CARE WHEN ADJUSTING THE UPPER LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT DOOR/TAILGATE HINGE TORSION BAR (44890) OR LOWER LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT DOOR/TAILGATE HINGE TORSION BAR (44891) AS IT IS UNDER TENSION AND COULD SPRING OUT OF CONTROL IF NOT HANDLED PROPERLY.

Support the luggage compartment door in the full open position before adjusting the luggage compartment door/tailgate hinge torsion bar .

To adjust a luggage compartment door/tailgate hinge torsion bar , move the luggage compartment door/tailgate hinge torsion bar end to another position (notch) to increase or decrease the tension.

Adjust one luggage compartment door/tailgate hinge torsion bar and check the adjustment before adjusting the other luggage compartment door/tailgate hinge torsion bar .

If proper adjustment can still not be obtained, replace torsion bars and repeat adjustment procedure.

Luggage Compartment Door Hinge Torsion Bars

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3 42700 Luggage Compartment Door Hinge
4 44891 Luggage Compartment Door/Tailgate Hinge Torsion Bar (LH)
5 5B332 Torsion Bar Clip Retainer
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Originally posted by mjolley@Nov 7 2004, 04:02 AM
Be careful, those arms are under a lot of tension and require a lot of effort to move, and if you don't have a good grip they could snap out of your hands and down toward the floor.
Not to mention that the deck lid will come crashing down on your head if you lose grip on the tension bars.

Yes, that it the voice of experience talking. <_<

A pair of medium sized vise grips would be ideal for grabbing the tension bars.

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Thanks for all the input guys....fixed it last night with everyones input being helpful...had to bend the two rods a bit but they work fine now....trunk opens...stays open and closes great....again thank you everyone.....
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