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Hydraulics for tailgate stick grand caravan 2002

Whenever I open tailgate the hydraulic strts jam and I have to pull hard on gate to open. There is rust visible on struts where piston goes in. I suspect I must change struts. Is this a do-it-yourself repair? what are proper steps to replace struts?

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Eddie

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    Tailgate jammed and cannot open

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Any automotive parts place should have them, with an instruction sheet attached or they can print you out one. Dealer may be just as cheap as aftermarket too.

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Dec 30, 2008

    You might get a little more life out of them too, if you rub them down with oooo extra fine steel wool to remove rust, then a light coat of transmission oil on shafts.

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