Author Topic: "Kiak" Sound When Closing Boot  (Read 9006 times)

Offline fickle

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Re: "Kiak" Sound When Closing Boot
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2008, 02:10:55 AM »
my latio sedan had this sound too... insisted on changing the clip at tan chong during my 1k servicing... and after changing it, no more sound liao. 

Offline clarence

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Re: "Kiak" Sound When Closing Boot
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2008, 04:24:33 AM »
It seems like almost all Latios have this problem.

Funny design.

Wonder why the cross bar is required beneath the boot?  :confused1:

Offline fickle

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Re: "Kiak" Sound When Closing Boot
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2008, 11:02:53 AM »
It seems like almost all Latios have this problem.

Funny design.

Wonder why the cross bar is required beneath the boot?  :confused1:

i was told by the service staff the bar is to "spring" the boot up slightly when it is unlocked.

Offline Zippy

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Re: "Kiak" Sound When Closing Boot
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2008, 11:04:35 AM »
Had this problem a few days after collecting my ride. A bit of WD-40 and problem solved.  :thumbsup:

Offline clarence

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Re: "Kiak" Sound When Closing Boot
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2008, 11:20:57 AM »
i was told by the service staff the bar is to "spring" the boot up slightly when it is unlocked.

Other cars don't have this bar and the boot also springs up when it is unlocked.   :blink:

Offline aerosignal

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Re: "Kiak" Sound When Closing Boot
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2008, 11:40:14 AM »
Other cars don't have this bar and the boot also springs up when it is unlocked.   :blink:
Those usually use more expensive compressed air piston. Those pistons tend to get worn and stop springing back after some time too. Got nice "psssss" sound when openning and closing though.

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Re: "Kiak" Sound When Closing Boot
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2008, 12:00:53 PM »
I am referring to conventional Japanese cars with 2 U shaped bars at the side of the boot which allows the boot to spring open when unlocked.

No compressed air pistons or cross bars found in Latio.

Offline fickle

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Re: "Kiak" Sound When Closing Boot
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2008, 12:01:42 PM »
Other cars don't have this bar and the boot also springs up when it is unlocked.   :blink:

yeah, but those cars use the gas struts to prop up the boot...