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2004 Ford Freestar Hatch Struts are stiff

The rear hatch on my Freestar doesn't lift very well any more, although it does stay up once it reaches the full lift position. Do the struts need some maintenance, or is it time to replace them?

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Replace them with new ones, these go bad quite often

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