on my 91 teg, the rear hatch trunk hinges are shot, i had to disconnect my struts in order to lift the trunk with out breaking them,this shit sucks big time cuz im sure everybody who has done body work to there g2 knows that those hatches arent light at all. i searched all over the web,NOTHING!.,and the dealer wants to sell me the entire hatch over for 600 dollars NO PAINT OR EMBLEMS.=painted extra 250,emblems 15 ea. acura can pretty much suck a D*ck with that.please help i got major leaking issues.
oh and also i tried regular door hinges and there is NO size in this world that fits a car,g2 atleast.
I don’t think you understand. The hinges are not welded to the car! They are bolted to the car body and the hatch. Actually the hatch is bolted and the hinge is held to the car body by nuts from the inside (under the headliner).
here ya go. you only have to pull down the rear edge of the headliner a little bit to access the nuts. i think they are 12mm. there are two per side. just pull off the weather stripping stuff. (rubbery feel to it.) then pull your headliner down a little, and you should be able to see them in there. for the hatch side, they are pretty obvious, also 12mm bolts… i can shoot some pics if ya need. i have a stock hatch sitting in my garage
Does the hatch have to be in the open position? Do i need to remove the struts? Ideally i would like to have it closed, since when I open it is difficult to put in straight since one of the hinges are broke.
Man c’mon, ive replaced a hatch with glass installed in it on a nissan 240sx by myself, and those things arent light. the hatch can be closed to do the inside, unbolt them, pop the hatch and pull it back off the car, take the 4 bolts on the other end of the hinges out, 2 on each side, place the new ones on, bolt them up, put the hatch back up, bolt the inside hinge on, and then put the headliner back up. done.