The liftgate supports do not last forever, replace them. And they
don't work as well in cold weather. They may not be easy to find as
most people never replace them, even when they go bad. They are not
particularly cheap either.
On 3 Dec 2003 05:57:33 -0800, Childfree Scott wrote:
Advance Auto Parts has quite a variety in the rack. They run about
15-20 USD a piece. Replacing them is quite easy, if you get someone
to hold the gate up while you work. Another option, Advance has a
prop device for $8 apiece that clips onto the piston. When you lift
the gate, manually rotate the prop so it prevents the piston from
sliding back down.
As for myself, I'm glad my BroncoII has the rear-mounted spare tire to
prop the liftgate up :-). (I don't want to spend the money on that
right now, so I make do with the tire. Too bad the extra from my
Dad's Astro has the wrong end.)
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
Las time I was looking the cheaper ones were usually for hoods. The
ones for liftgates went for as much as $50 each, and you need 2 of
them. I'm not sure how much I paid for the ones I eventually bought,
as it was in 1993 or so.
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