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Tailgate support strut - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Tailgate support strut - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Support the tailgate in its open position.

2 Prise off the upper spring clip securing the strut to the tailgate, then pull the socket from the ball-stud (see illustration).

21.2 Prising the spring clip from the upper end of the strut
21.2 Prising the spring clip from the upper end of the strut

3 Similarly prise off the bottom clip (see illustration), and pull the socket from the ballstud.

Withdraw the strut.

21.3 Prising the spring clip from the lower end of the strut
21.3 Prising the spring clip from the lower end of the strut

Refitting
4 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure, but make sure that the piston end of the strut is fitted on the body (ie downwards).


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