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    Front cargo storage cover won't stay open..

    My 05 RXT has been sitting covered up in the hot florida weather since February and today I opened it up getting it ready for a ride. I opened up the front cargo cover where the gas cap is located and noticed that the whole plastic door thing won't automatically stay up like it used to.
    Then to inspect what is wrong I took of the plastic lid on the inside front of the cargo/ storage space- its the front most rectangular plastic peice and looked inside to find the hydraulic type of lift all rusted up. This seems to be the hydraulic/pressure lift that keeps the lid open at the apex and I imagine it is busted.

    Anyone have this happen to them? Whats my best method of dealing with this?


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    I've had this happen with my Hatchback Mustang, it would never stay up on its own. A new hydraulic shock is what you need.

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    Gotcha lol. Will be at the dealer tomorrow anyway so will try and get the part(s).

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    i just ordered and installed a new one on my 05 RXT. bimme a few minutes I'll get the info for part and price to you

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    and the new shock is better, it's completely cover with a rubber tube. not exposed metal like the stock one

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    thanks for the info. yea, the old shock that is dead is completely corroded on the outside. it looks like crap, i was very surprised when i pulled off the cover to see it at first. i cant believe it got into such bad condition.

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    here's a link to a post that helped me installing mine, 1/2 " rachet works GREAT!

    Green Hulk PWC Performance Forums - Front hatch Shock RXT

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