Trunk Lid Hinge Problem
Hi Guys: Have kind of a strange issue with the hinges on the trunk lid of my 62SS. The lid opens fine but the torsion rods only want to hold it about half way open. That could be either the position of the torque rods or they're simply "tired". However, here's the bigger problem, when I go to close the lid from that half way position, its first met with a little resistance then it seems like I have to overcome a "bump" or notch in the hinge before it will continue to close. This causes a slight "clunk" sound and mild resistance, then it will close fine. The question is this...could the hinge itself or the hinge pin be worn so as to create an oval hole that it has to jump into and out of that causes that "clunk"? This leads to the next question, is there any trick to removing the torque rods? I think I will take the lid off, release the rods, and take the hinges out and have a look. Just wondering if anyone has run into something similar before. Thanks!!