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Old 14 Oct 2019, 02:34 pm
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Default Rear Lift gate removal and replacement

Need how to remove and install rear lift gate. thanks
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Old 14 Oct 2019, 07:40 pm
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Default Re: Rear Lift gate removal and replacement

remove bolts remove tailgate put new tailgate in old opening replace bolts.
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Old 14 Oct 2019, 09:09 pm
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NO!

WE can't come and help!!!
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You need at least two people because that sum beech is heavy. Ideally, 3 people. Two to hold it and one to disconnect the lift supports and remove the bolts. It doesn't take a smart guy to figure it out. I did.
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The rear hatch is heavy, make sure its securely braced and you have help.

I replaced the rear struts and braced the hatch for safety. If I hadn't it would have been "off with my head"!

I'm not sure how gravity and the rear hatch will react when the attachment bolts are removed. Take care.

There are three peripherals to remove before the rear hatch can be removed.
Wire loom in upper driver's side corner.
Hose for rear window squirter.
Left and right struts.


Here's a few reference photos that may help.



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