What is liftgate struts?
Liftgate struts are hydraulic or gas-filled components designed to assist in the controlled opening and secure positioning of the rear door or hatch of a vehicle, such as an SUV or a hatchback. They replace traditional prop rods, providing convenience and ensuring easy access to the cargo area while contributing to a streamlined design.
How do I know if my liftgate struts are bad?
Signs that your changing liftgate struts may be bad or failing include:
Difficulty in Lifting: If you find it harder to lift the liftgate, or if it doesn’t stay up as it should, it may be a sign that the struts are losing their effectiveness.
Slow Operation: The liftgate may open or close more slowly than usual, indicating reduced pressure in the struts.
Visible Oil Leaks: If you see oil or hydraulic fluid leaking from the struts, it’s a clear sign of a problem.
Sagging or Drooping: A noticeable sag or droop in the liftgate when it’s open suggests that the struts are not providing sufficient support.
Rust or Corrosion: External signs of rust or corrosion on the struts can be an indicator of wear and potential failure.
If you observe any of these signs, it’s advisable to inspect and replace the rear tailgate struts as needed to ensure proper functioning and safety.
Tailgate Struts Replacement Features
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Self-Cleaning Piston Assembly
Rubber O-Ring Piston Seal
Non-Stick Back-Up Ring
Hardened Nitride Plated Steel Shaft
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