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Old 05 Mar 2005, 10:55 pm
Robert Bodling
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Default Honda Accord... Hatch will not open on it's own

I have a 2 door Honda Accord and when I pull up on the hatch release latch
beside the driver's seat to pop open the rear hatch, it will no longer pop
up on it's own any more. When I open the rear hatch with the key, I have to
pull the hatch up by hand, it will not rise on it's own any more... What is
that used to make the hatch pop up on it's own before? I have recently
replaced the lifters (both) about a year or so ago. Is it possible they are
wearing out already?

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Old 06 Mar 2005, 07:37 am
Michael Pardee
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Default Re: Honda Accord... Hatch will not open on it's own

"Robert Bodling" <robertbodling@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 2 door Honda Accord and when I pull up on the hatch release latch
>beside the driver's seat to pop open the rear hatch, it will no longer pop
>up on it's own any more. When I open the rear hatch with the key, I have
>to pull the hatch up by hand, it will not rise on it's own any more... What
>is that used to make the hatch pop up on it's own before? I have recently
>replaced the lifters (both) about a year or so ago. Is it possible they are
>wearing out already?
>
> RobertBodling@yahoo.com
>
>

Yep - the lifters are the only thing that does that. As you probably know,
they are gas-filled and the gas gradually leaks out. A year is a shockingly
short life span; 5 to 10 years is more usual. I suggest a different brand
(any different brand since those stink) next time.

The gas pressure is better in warm weather than in cold weather, so they
will probably perk up when the weather warms up. But I bet next winter the
hatch will be whacking you in the head if you don't replace the lifts by
then.

Mike


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