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Old 12 Aug 2010, 07:24 pm
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Question Tailgate sticks when opening???

'06 PT .....For a few days now every time I open my tailgate it is hard to lift within the first couple of inches then it "pops" open on the driver side and acts as if was sticking to something. I never forced it closed on anything in the rear nor put any unneccessary pressure on it. I thought the struts maybe bent are fine and support the tailgate properly. I can't pinpoint it because it only happens within the first 2"-3" upon opening the tailgate, then goes up smoothly. Any thoughts fellas???

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Old 13 Aug 2010, 04:59 am
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Default Re: Tailgate sticks when opening???

You need new hatch lifting cylinders.

On the chrome shaft you will see some rust on the pivot bolt side. File tor sand that off. The noise may go away.
My wife Caravan did this.
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 07:51 pm
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Default Re: Tailgate sticks when opening???

Didn't have any rust but I put some anti-sieze lube on the strut shaft and open/closed the tailgate several times and the sticking & popping is gone!

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