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Old 05-24-2001, 12:49 AM
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Since my previous post was deleted (by the corruption or whatever), I will repost this.

My 1995 C280's trunk does not open fully when released. You must pull it up manually like all older Mercedes.
Well I was on to something with G-Benz.
I decided to change the adjustment of the springs.

To see a picture of what I did, click on link, scroll down about 1/2 way and look inside of the trunk. You'll see where the spring is attached, well I moved it over to the right to the furthest notch.
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This definitly helped. And it was a pain!! Those springs are strong and I cut and bruized my hands and even strained my back a little pulling on the damn things! *still hurts* ;(
Well the result is positive. When I pushed the release, the trunk didn't move at all, it was just the same, but when I tapped the lid up ever so lightly it opened full swing. Well I attempted to put a weight on the lid (I heard a spoiler made them open faster?), but to no avail. It only seemed to pull it down more.

Well my car was in the driveway this evening, so I went out to test how it might work on the slight (real slight, about 4% incline, car facing DOWN driveway). Well I pushed the release and it opened fully without any assistance!

Now, my question... Does anyone know what I might do to get the thing to open fully on a flat surface?
Thank you!
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1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
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