1996 ford explorer rear lift gate strut

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Old 03-12-08, 01:06 PM
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1996 ford explorer rear lift gate strut

How do you replace the rear tail gate struts on a 1996 ford explorer
 
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Old 03-12-08, 07:04 PM
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Is there not a metal clip covering where it mounts. Use a small screwdriver or similar to get under it, and pry it upward. make sure you support the tailgate before you remove it. Then simply take the weight of the shock pivot a bit, and pull the shock away from mount.
 
 

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