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Introduction

In this guide we will be solving the trunk fitment issue and the squeaky noise in the trunk issue. This happens because over time the heat and use of the rubber bushings causes them to lose their firmness and rebound which cause your trunk to rattle and sag.

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  1. These are the three different kind of bushings that make up the bushings on your trunk if you have a s14. the bushings on the left are the old , dry, shrivels, noisy bushings, the items in the middle are what they look like when new, and the items in the right row are the new bushings with the part numbers showing. the bushings on the left are the old , dry, shrivels, noisy bushings, the items in the middle are what they look like when new, and the items in the right row are the new bushings with the part numbers showing.
    • These are the three different kind of bushings that make up the bushings on your trunk if you have a s14.

    • the bushings on the left are the old , dry, shrivels, noisy bushings, the items in the middle are what they look like when new, and the items in the right row are the new bushings with the part numbers showing.

  2. The bushings are easily removed by pulling on them with a pair of pliers.
    • The bushings are easily removed by pulling on them with a pair of pliers.

    • When installing the new pushing apply a small amount of lube ( I used new engine oil) to the nipple on the back side.

    • One lubed push bushing into place until snug, you should feel the nipple press into place.

    • You can see in the image that the bottom bushing has dried and been used so much that the nipple that cause resistance and makes the bushing work has been pressed up into the bushing, which causes sagging in the trunk.

  3. If you look at the bushing that is in peices at the bottom left of the photo you will see that what the new bushing looks like above it.
    • If you look at the bushing that is in peices at the bottom left of the photo you will see that what the new bushing looks like above it.

    • This bushing / rubber stopper was so dry and hard that it had shrunk with age and hardened causing the bushing to rattle around on the trunk lid due to the cars vibrations. This was driving me insane on my daily commute, which is why I decided to post this and share with other 240sx owners.

    • Replacing these bushing was very easy and made a noticeable difference immediate difference. No more squeaking and rattling noises coming from the trunk!

    • Replacement really was as easy as pulling out the old ones and pushing in the new ones.

Conclusion

As our cars age, Rubber bushing dry/ harden and dis-form with age. Replacing them will help remove squeaks and rattles from your trunk and help parts of your car operate as good as new.

Dung Nguyen

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