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Old 12 Aug 2004, 05:43 pm
Tony Thomas
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Default 99 Acura Integra 2 door - Rear Hatch question

The one I have does not raise itself automatically. No spring anywhere and
the shocks won't lift it since they are actually in a downard position when
completely closed.
Was wandering if there is something I am missing.
Was thinking about installing a couple of springs where two of the rubber
bump stops are at on the rear.
Problem is you have to turn the key w/ one hand and lift the hatch w/ the
other while the key is turned. No way to open it one handed.

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Old 12 Aug 2004, 07:09 pm
Jim Yanik
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Default Re: 99 Acura Integra 2 door - Rear Hatch question

"Tony Thomas" <t.thomas@mchsi.com> wrote in
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> The one I have does not raise itself automatically. No spring
> anywhere and the shocks won't lift it since they are actually in a
> downard position when completely closed.
> Was wandering if there is something I am missing.
> Was thinking about installing a couple of springs where two of the
> rubber bump stops are at on the rear.
> Problem is you have to turn the key w/ one hand and lift the hatch w/
> the other while the key is turned. No way to open it one handed.
>


I believe the support struts(what you call 'shocks') are what raises the
hatch.
Yours are probably worn out.Replace them and see if that fixes the problem.

My 94 GSR still lifts on it's own.
(but it's lived in warm,sunny Florida it's whole life)
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Old 12 Aug 2004, 08:21 pm
Tony Thomas
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Default Re: 99 Acura Integra 2 door - Rear Hatch question

Your saying that when you turn the key the hatch will lift by itself. That
is what I would like but it looks like the lift shocks are facing down when
closed and would not push out with enough force to push th ehatch up. If it
will, then I will replace the shocks.

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> "Tony Thomas" <t.thomas@mchsi.com> wrote in
> news:xoSSc.137561$eM2.28821@attbi_s51:
>
> > The one I have does not raise itself automatically. No spring
> > anywhere and the shocks won't lift it since they are actually in a
> > downard position when completely closed.
> > Was wandering if there is something I am missing.
> > Was thinking about installing a couple of springs where two of the
> > rubber bump stops are at on the rear.
> > Problem is you have to turn the key w/ one hand and lift the hatch w/
> > the other while the key is turned. No way to open it one handed.
> >

>
> I believe the support struts(what you call 'shocks') are what raises the
> hatch.
> Yours are probably worn out.Replace them and see if that fixes the

problem.
>
> My 94 GSR still lifts on it's own.
> (but it's lived in warm,sunny Florida it's whole life)
> --
> Jim Yanik
> jyanik-at-kua.net



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Old 12 Aug 2004, 09:26 pm
John Ings
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Default Re: 99 Acura Integra 2 door - Rear Hatch question

On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 22:43:41 GMT, "Tony Thomas" <t.thomas@mchsi.com>
wrote:

>The one I have does not raise itself automatically. No spring anywhere and
>the shocks won't lift it since they are actually in a downard position when
>completely closed.
>Was wandering if there is something I am missing.
>Was thinking about installing a couple of springs where two of the rubber
>bump stops are at on the rear.
>Problem is you have to turn the key w/ one hand and lift the hatch w/ the
>other while the key is turned. No way to open it one handed.


I had the same problem with a CRX. Never did solve it. The frustrating
thing was that I had 2 CRXen at the time, a wreck I was cannibalizing
for parts and the one whose hatchback would not pop up. The struts
were still good but I had to prop the damn hatchback latchandle up or
get a second party to operate it before I could get the thing to open.
The key linkrod was disconnected.

The wrecked car had struts that were completely shot, they wouldn't
hold the hatchback open at all, but the blasted thing would pop open
when you pulled its latch, no problem. I think those little rubber
bumpers have something to do with it.


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