'88 760 GLE trunk strut removal - help

Discussion in 'Volvo 760' started by Gerry, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. Gerry

    Gerry Guest

    In the trunk of my 760 GLE I carry my most useful accessory, a 3 foot piece
    of broomhandle for propping up my trunk and hood, as my struts failed some
    years ago. It's time to update my system to "hands and stick free", my heart
    can hardly stand the excitement.

    The strut end closest to the rear connects to the hinge and is no problem,
    as it has a small clip to disengage the pin. The other end, however, is
    hidden in the front corner of the trunk, and I can't see or figure out how
    it comes apart. There appears to be a pin that I thought was a hex screw,
    but there is a hole that runs horizontally through the pin. My Haynes book
    on p.236 shows a configuration that is different to mine.

    Thanks in advance,

    Gerry, Oct 25, 2003
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  2. Gerry

    James Sweet Guest

    I think it just clips on, I know I had no trouble replacing the struts on
    the trunk of my 740, I undid the clip, and then it was readily apparent how
    to remove the other end, helps if you're flexible enough to climb in the
    trunk and sit in there, though have a helper nearby so you don't accidently
    get locked in the trunk, a very real possibility with failed struts.
    James Sweet, Oct 26, 2003
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  3. Gerry

    Gerry Guest

    You're right James, it popped off with a little encouragement.

    Gerry, Oct 26, 2003
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