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Old 01-29-2015, 07:05 PM   #1
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Has anyone replaced their lift gate struts? My lift gate no longer stays up on my 04 Vue. I bought 2 new struts, just ahve not installed them yet. Is it easy? hard? Thanks
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prop it open all the way, pop off the retainer clips ... easy peasy
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:38 PM   #3
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$18 each at Amazon, put them on mine years ago and still holding. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JZSPBM
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I recommend recruiting an assistant; that door is heavy and will need to be held open while you swap out the struts. A little grease in the new parts' mount sockets isn't a bad idea. As already mentioned, piece of cake.
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I recommend recruiting an assistant; .
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Ditto, my "broom" is called the wife though. And yea, pretty darn easy, got min at Advance Auto with a discount. However they're about $12 + shipping at RockAuto right now.
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