My Hatch door does not stay open as the struts holding the door open are shot /fluid leaked out/. I need to replace them. Nissan sells them very expensive. Where can I find the hatch struts or have them replaced for a reasonable price?
Also my hatch door handle - is loose and will not lock unles I push it in. Is there a part I need to buy? Any repair shop close to Bellingham in WA?
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If your hatch opens by itself with a push of a button, you will have to replace the door open and close motor located in the left rear of car. If your hatch is manual, you will just have to replace the hatch struts.
There should be two hydraulic struts - one on either side of the hatch/tailgate. If these struts have failed, the hatch/talgate will not stay open. Also, since these struts are compressed when the hatch/tailgate is closed, they provide positive lifting pressure when you unlock the hatch, pushing it away slightly from the latching mechanism. Replace the struts, and you should be all set.
YES, most likely the struts on the rear hatch door have become weak. YES, you can replace them rather easily. you will need a flat tip srewdriver to pry the old one off and someone or something to hold the door up while snapping the new on into place on each side.
The hydraulic oil that is inside the strut is coming out externally meaning that the seal that contains the fluid to the inside of the strut is bad.This leads to struts not doing there job properly and will cause premature tire wear as well a decrease in vehicle handling and stability performance .The only correction is have the struts replaced.
Your gas struts that hold up your hatch have weakened or failed. Good news is they are easy to change and not too expensive. Usually about $20 each, but replace them both...You will need help to hold the hatch while you pop out the old ones.
I would assume your talking about the small hatch shocks right? If thats the case try your local auto store, napa, autozone, pepboys etc. they sell for about 20 each there and just go by the size of the old ones.