Go Back   Mitsubishi Forum - Mitsubishi Enthusiast Forums > Mitsubishi Models > Mitsubishi Eclipse & Eclipse Spyder > 2nd Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to the Mitsubishi Forum - Mitsubishi Enthusiast Forums.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-27-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2
Default Trunk won't open!

Hi all,

The trunk on my 1999 Eclipse has not been opened for over a year. A real pain especially when you have a flat. Key or inside release won't open. Any ideas how this can be opened from the inside? There are two holes near the latch on the inside, but I can't find anything that moves! Any help would be much appreciated!!

This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on MitsubishiForum!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-27-2008, 02:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location:
Posts: 2,925
Send a message via AIM to sk8dudety
Default RE: Trunk won't open!

no dude i dont think there is a way to open up the trunk from the inside... whats wrong with it? frozen shocks? lock? whats up?
__________________
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2937397/1
'95 GSX BOO YA!

Tyler Miller
"NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT MY A$$!"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-27-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2
Default RE: Trunk won't open!

It releases with either the key or inside release, pops open a 1/4 of an inch then its like a safety catch or something catches and you can't open it the rest of the way. Used to be able to pull real hard and it would open, but not now!

Thanks

Later
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-27-2008, 07:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 34669
Posts: 4,491
Send a message via AIM to Dusty Eclipse
Default RE: Trunk won't open!

Sounds like the struts are froze up. Youre gonna need someone to upen it up and replace the little strut things on the inside there. It should be all good after that.
Way to go Sk8, her name says "chick" in it, so you call her a dude, lmao.
__________________
Current cars:
2001 Lexus GS400
2000 Volvo V70R AWD "Moxxi"
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-29-2008, 07:58 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: narvon, pa
Posts: 43
Send a message via AIM to johnyredd99 Send a message via Yahoo to johnyredd99
Default RE: Trunk won't open!

My trunk does the same thing... what i do is put the key in the trunk lock, go and pull the trunk release inside the car then go back and turn the key to get it to open.. sometimes i have to try this once or twice but then it works..
dont understand why this is the shocks hold the trunk open fine and have no problems with it creaping down while open.
worth a try if it doesnt work maybe try having someone pull the trunk release while you are turning the key.... I think that its something in the lock not the shocks at all
__________________
V8 V6... If size matters how come DSM's do it better with 4's?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-30-2008, 10:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location:
Posts: 2,925
Send a message via AIM to sk8dudety
Default RE: Trunk won't open!

i call girls dude sometimes haha force of habit. and yea it definitely sounds like frozen struts... those should be a fairly easy fix
__________________
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2937397/1
'95 GSX BOO YA!

Tyler Miller
"NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT MY A$$!"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-03-2009, 12:07 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location:
Posts: 24
Default RE: Trunk won't open!

i think johnnyred might be right.
ive got a 98 gs and if you pull the lever on the inside it only opens like a 1/4 of an inch, then you can go like lift up ont he trunk and it wont open, but if you pull the lever again you can open it, or you can turn the key and hold the key open and it opens.
but idk yours sounds more like strut problem..
__________________
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2009, 12:07 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1999, 99, diamante, eclipse, forum, galant, inside, lancer, latch, mitsubishi, open, problem, problems, shocks, trunk, wont


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.



SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.