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Old 11-29-2012, 01:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tailgate Struts

I've noticed that in cold weather the tailgate on my Touring is less inclined to stay up unless fully open than in warmer weather....

Is this common?

I had thought that there was a thread dealing with these struts but maybe I was mistaken as I can't seem to find it.

Has anyone had them replaced and, if so, what's the likely cost?
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David, the front bonnet struts are more common to go than the rears. I recently replaced the fronts with bits from ebay, they do occasional appear at reasonable price but not seem many rear struts. Might be worth the search
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You can get a strut made to your spec for about 30 delivered. Not particularly cheap but possibly a better option than the broom handle I used to use on my Metro.

Edit: Sourcing them from the US might work out cheaper, if you can avoid import charges. Buying them separately might help.


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They are about 50 a pair delivered from UK Gas Struts . I got some for my saloon - arrived next day, easy fitting, no problems so far.

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I've noticed that in cold weather the tailgate on my Touring is less inclined to stay up unless fully open than in warmer weather....
Ditto. I just live with it.
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Ditto. I just live with it.
So did I until last night when it cracked me on the head once too often...
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I've noticed that in cold weather the tailgate on my Touring is less inclined to stay up unless fully open than in warmer weather....

Is this common?

I had thought that there was a thread dealing with these struts but maybe I was mistaken as I can't seem to find it.

Has anyone had them replaced and, if so, what's the likely cost?
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They're 54 EACH from Chrysler (presumably ex. VAT). SGS in Derby do them for 16.99 ex. VAT each.
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Next time I would like to try anything other than the oem ones, regrettably it was the oem ones that went on mine, they should have lasted much longer than that when it gave
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Get some StrongArms - they don't cost much at all. Not sure about UK pricing or shipping though. Think I got mine on Amazon.

Now my hood and trunk are no longer guillotines. The StrongArms actually can lift my hood and trunk easily on their own once I start lifting.
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