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2004 Freestar: rear hatch door won't open...

Rear hatch door won't open

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SOURCE: 2004 ford freestar rear hatch latch broken

have you fixed yours yet? mine started doing this last year

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SOURCE: 2004 GMC Envoy rear hatch complete door wont

door lock actuator solenoid ( inside of door) needs to be replaced

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I have this same problem currently...did you find anything out about it?

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SOURCE: Ford Edge Rear Hatch Pistons

The only way you can do it with new pistons is to install shorter pistons. These will probably not be designed for the weight or leverage requirements of the rear hatch. I suggest installing a small-link chain on each piston from one end to the other to restrain them from full extension. (Stitch a tight cloth sleeve around the chain to keep it from banging and scratching on things when the hatch is closed.) Make one end easily removable (a hook or dog-leash snap) so you can open the hatch all the way elsewhere. A bungee cord or rope installed elsewhere may do the same thing, but may get in your way sometimes. I suspect this solution will be considerably cheaper than new pistons as well as more likely to work.

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