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I'm looking to buy a 1987 Ford EXP, but the hatchback doesn't open. Can the hydraulics be fixed? Are the parts still available to repair the hatch so it automatically opens? What will this cost?

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I have a 1982 Black EXP with the metric wheels.

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You will just have to buy new ones

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