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trunk lift support replacement

charliet1948

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loveland, co.
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
has anyone replaced the trunk lift supports, it isn't visible so it must be a lot more difficult than on most vehicles. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Charlie
 
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sfcavila

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Genesis Model Year
2011
Genesis Model Type
1G Genesis Sedan (2009-2014)
has anyone replaced the trunk lift supports, it isn't visible so it must be a lot more difficult than on most vehicles. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Charlie
I was hoping someone had answered because I need to replace mine as well.
 

Gunkk

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Florida
Genesis Model Type
1G Genesis Sedan (2009-2014)
See this thread:
 

Ozy44

2012 3.8 Premium
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Palm Harbor, FL
Genesis Model Type
1G Genesis Sedan (2009-2014)
I replaced mine a few years ago when I bought the car. You have to remove some of the trunk lining to access the supports up under the quarter panel area. I remember it being a little bit of a pain but definitely doable.
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change741

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Genesis 2011
Genesis Model Type
Equus (2011-2016)
I accessed the lifters or pistons without removing trunk liners, rather pulled them aside.
I tried lifters from Advance Auto Parts store, no force was indicated on these, they did not hold the trunk open, the lid came down in a slam.
More to follow after I receive other lifters from the internet source.
My pictures are from 2011 Genesis and 2014 Equus.
 

change741

Registered Member
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14
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Genesis 2011
Genesis Model Type
Equus (2011-2016)
I accessed the lifters by pulling the trunk liner side panels down. The side panel and the horizontal panel are separate panels. This allows pulling one aside and pushing the horizontal up a little. I did not remove any liner panels. I laid inside the trunk to do it. The pistons come off with the aid of a flat screw driver to ease the metal clip tensioner on each end where the ball fits into the socket of the lifter. The 2011 Genesis lifter is labeled as 560N or 126 lbs, the 2014 Equus lifter is labeled as 410N or 92 lbs. Advance Auto had lifters, but no force rating was on the package. I tried them and the trunk will not stay open, it slams shut. They are too weak.
More later, after the ones from the internet arrive and I try them.
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Nohinamherst

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Genesis Model Type
1G Genesis Sedan (2009-2014)
My 2012 needs this, too. I'm surprised I couldn't find any videos, so thanks for the photos.
 

2Stack

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Genesis Model Year
2014
Genesis Model Type
Equus (2011-2016)
I just got mine replaced at the dealer did not want to deal with it 400 bucks though
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