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My 2003 Tiburon hatch won't stay open - can I just replace the hydraulic pieces on it? It is awful heavy to lift as well.

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Yes, just replace the lifters one at a time. You may need to prop the hatch open with a stick to get the job done. Don't buy the cheapest ones you can find as they don't last very long.

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