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 Post subject: Boot Strut Bracket broken
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:08 pm 
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Hi all!

The strut on the passenger side of my boot has come loose. The still stays open, but only about half way and on hills it closes on my head!

It has also caused the rear passenger seatbelt not to work.

How do I fix this? I was just going to rivet the bracket to the back of the boot....

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:14 pm 
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on my eb ,i had to pull apart the back seat and pull the carpet up and remove some plastic bits ,and you can either weld it or drill and bolt it back in ,it's only tact welded on so it's weak as piss

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:16 pm 
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haha my car does that aswell been hit on the head many times :cry:.. not sure if its the same problem as yours.. will have to check!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:37 pm 
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yeah ours had spot welds and they broke so two bolts fixed the problem.
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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:01 pm 
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The passenger side boot strut bracket broke in my car too. You'll have to pull the seat side bolster out and its easier to fix if you remove the seatbelt roll, you'll need a torx bit for that, can't remember size!
I pop riveted mine back together with stainless 3/16 rivets. I expect the other side to break before this one does again ;)

You're seatbelt not working is most likely caused by the bracket being caught up in the seatbelt, so it should be fine once the bracket is fixed.

 

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 Post subject: Boot Strut Bracket broken
Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:32 am 
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Fairmont is both correct in his diagnosis and remedy. I had my struts re-gassed professionally and the explaination that Fairmont gives is almost word for word what this guy told me. The fix is also word for word - what's your name Fairmont ?? :?: :D
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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:29 pm 
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G'day elusiverunner,
My name's Darin. Not in the strut business so I think our common advise is a coincidence ;)

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 5:51 pm 
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I also have the same problem... gonna go to the hardware store next week to find some bolts for it.
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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:32 pm 
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this happend to my fairmont last week fixed on friday1 all i did was take the side to chair of and the plastic c pilar shroud got a 6mm drill bit

there is 2 holes already in the braket and were it mounts u just need to drill thru the metal behind (no need to take seat belt off) and then put some 6 mm bolt thru and do up nut from in boot
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