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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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.
2001 Lexus LS 430 Ultra Luxury.
Millennium Silver on Black Leather with Rose Wood.
On OEM Sport Shocks and Tanabe NF210 lowering springs, 4 Cross Drilled Rotors, All doors and rear deck Dynamatted, Kicker COMP8 Sub.
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.
2006 LS 430 Black Cherry w/cashmere interior. Premium Package. Lexus OEM power-point storage kit to replace console ashtray, Rear Sports option sway bar, Soundgate TOYPD2 Ipod adapter.
2007 Toyota Highlander Limited
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.