knotnook at traverse.com
Wed Apr 23 21:16:45 EDT 2003
At 05:29 PM 04/23/2003 -0400, Rafael Machorro wrote:
>Can any one give me the basics on how to change the spring for the
The fix depends upon the problem. Common problems are that the spring end
breaks, which can be fixed either by bending a new end and stretching
slightly or replacing with a new spring, and the spring cuts through the
plastic bar it's supposed to mount to. The latter is the more common
problem. I've fixed two by fashioning a small piece of tin into a "U"
shape to fit over the bar and drilling a hole through the two the two
resulting flaps to connect the spring end. I'm a short, fat guy with big
short, thick arms, so I've had to "clear a path" to get to the flap by
removing the glove boxes and surrounding trim pieces. Lankier folks can do
these repairs without as much clearance.
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