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Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 16:17:53 -0700
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Replacing Hinges

GregsAGFG wrote: > > Anyone ever replace the hatch hinges on a 3 door 900? My 83 is chirping like a > bird over every bump in the road. > Big job? Not hard, just heavy... :) It may not be the hinges, though... Have you tried adjusted the bump-stops (little rubber things)? They get old & dry with age, and ultimately compress causing hatch rattle. They can be replaced separately. Replacing the hatch hinge takes a couple people, because the hatch is very heavy (ask me how I know... :). But you don't need to remove the headliner, just part of the rubber weather stripping at the top. Also make sure any electrical wires are disconnected ahead of time - things like the license plate illumination and hatch-mounted center taillights. > What do you think a new headliner would cost? The headliner is two parts - a cardboard-like shell and a spongy foam liner. On a 3-door, it takes about 20 mins to remove the headliner and make sure to have two people handy. If you have a sunroof, be very careful, because the area where the headliner shell surrounds the sunroof is very thin and very easy to bend or break. Once the liner is out of the car, you can peel away the spongy stuff. Pep Boys (and other automotive places) have replacement spongy stuff and the glue (I recommend 3M Spray Adhesive) to get it to stick. You can do the whole thing yourself for $50, or take it somewhere for $150-$300 and have it done. -Justin

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