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Old 01-16-13, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Trunk door operation '06 LS 430 very heavy

When I open the trunk door it seems very heavy to open and when it's open it wants to fall, sometimes on my head. My car sits on a driveway where the back wheels are lower than the front wheels so that adds to the problem, but it seems heavy even on a flat area. Is that the normal working relationship or are the cylinders attached to the door not working? Retperio
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Old 01-16-13, 07:58 PM   #2
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Your trunk struts are done. Replacement is in order. I'd recommend buying struts on eBay - cheap and good quality. I see no reason paying $70 per strut at the dealer.
Also trunk struts should hold the trunk in any position, open 5%, half way or fully regardless of how the car is parked.
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Old 01-17-13, 05:32 AM   #3
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same with mine heavy to open but it stays up no matter what... not use to it being heavy
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Old 01-17-13, 05:45 AM   #4
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same with mine heavy to open but it stays up no matter what... not use to it being heavy
Agree - trunk lid operation on my 2006 LS feels very heavy, especially opening it to full height, but it does not fall from any open position except maybe from 3/4 almost closed. It likely that your struts have lost their seals and require replacement.
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Old 01-17-13, 05:47 AM   #5
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i have a 2005 btw.. haha frustrating carrying heavy things to put in the trunk when 1 hand is holding something and 1 hand is struggling to push it open lol
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Old 01-17-13, 07:29 AM   #6
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New struts should hold the trunk open until the bottom of the trunk lid is approximately 10 inches above fully closed.
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Old 01-17-13, 09:39 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I hope the struts are covered on my warranty which is still in effect from Lexus.
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Old 01-18-13, 01:52 PM   #8
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Any suggestions on new struts?

Thanks!
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Old 01-18-13, 05:53 PM   #9
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i just ordered a set of strong arms from ebay for 39 dollars
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Old 01-19-13, 04:28 AM   #10
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Thanks for the replies. I hope the struts are covered on my warranty which is still in effect from Lexus.
Let us know if warranty covers the repairs.
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Old 01-20-13, 07:18 AM   #11
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I just ordered a set of strong arms from ebay for 39 dollars
I installed new Strong Arm supports this time last year.
The trunk does stay open as required, but it is still very heavy to lift, and to close . This heaviness must be resistance to the Pistons been extended.
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Old 01-20-13, 11:48 AM   #12
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i changed a set on my 85 camaro many years ago and when i hit the release button that rear hatch shot up like a mid evil stone thrower:
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received my strong arms today,easy install and they work great.$39 is a steal next to dealer prices.
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Old 01-23-13, 01:07 PM   #14
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I believe my trunk struts are done as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Qty-2-Strong...bfe5ed&vxp=mtr

are these the ones that everyone is referring to?
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Old 01-23-13, 02:45 PM   #15
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yes, that is it.delivery was pretty fast too.
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