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Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Rod Fix

Posted 12/13/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Does the trunk on your Fox Body Mustang Coupe feel floppy? More than likely the tension rods (bars) have disengaged themselves from the trunk arms. This common problem is an easy fix with the help of this easy to follow how to tech article and a little muscle power!

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If you have a 1979-93 Fox Body Mustang Coupe, it's possible that at some point you may have had one of the tension bars/rods, that holds the trunk up, pop out of the hinge. We had a customer ask us how these tension bars are supposed to look while in the proper location, so we thought we'd take a few pictures showing the proper position. Luckily, we had two Fox Body coupe Mustangs in our parking lot. One had the rod in place, the other didn't. Follow along as we show you how to re-install your trunk tension rods!

This is what it looks like when the tension bars are out of place.

Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Rod Fix - Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Bar Fix

When you are getting ready to put tension rod back into position you will need to twist them in this direction (toward the rear of the Stang).

Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Rod Fix - Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Bar Fix

Once you have them twisted enough, you will need to put the rod into this hole in the hinge.

Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Rod Fix - Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Bar Fix Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Rod Fix - Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Bar Fix

It takes quite a bit of strength to get these bars twisted back into place and you need to be careful that the opposite side does not come out while you are twisting it into place, and that you don't slip and hurt yourself. A pair of vice grips will help in getting good grip and leverage on the bar.

Here is what it should look like once the bar is in the hinge.

Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Rod Fix - Fox Body Mustang Trunk Tension Bar Fix

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