2003-14 Volvo XC90 Lift Support Rear Pair - 1ALSP00140

Is your rear liftgate not staying open anymore? The problem could be the rear lift supports. These get weak over time and require replacing. No need to lose money at the dealer for this simple do it yourself replacement. Our lift supports are just what you need to allow your rear glass to stay open again!


  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 31218511-9, 31218511, 312185119
  • 100% tested prior to leaving the factory
  • Gas-Charged
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Lift supports are the support for the rear liftgate


It is necessary to reuse your original hardware, as new hardware is not included with this item.

Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location: Rear
  • Quantity: Pair

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Hatch Support (0:15)
    • Support the hatch with a piece of wood or have an assistant support the hatch
    • Pry off the clip at the bottom of the hatch support with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull off the bottom of the hatch support
    • Pry off the clip at the top of the hatch support with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull off the top of the hatch support
  2. step : Installing the New Hatch Support (1:50)
    • Load the clips into the hatch strut
    • Push the bottom of the hatch strut into place
    • Push the top of the hatch strut into place

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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Should include instructions.
Online video makes installation more difficult. You don't have to move the clips on the new struts, they simply snap over the mounting balls. Replacements work fine and installation was a snap. Will look to 1A auto in the future.
January 14, 2018
6 months ago
Volvo liftgate supports
Easy to remove and replace the liftgate support struts on my 2004 Volvo XC90. These were half the cost of the Volvo parts and work great. Now my door raises on its own again and stays in the upright position until I bring it back down. No more having it fall and hit me on the head while loading!
January 9, 2018
6 months ago
Great product and easy to install thanks to the videos!
My husband and I just finished installing these on my Volvo in sub-zero temps, and I was thus very thankful for the “how-to” video which made this quick and simple! We found A1 while trying to “research” on YouTube how to replace the defective parts. Parts arrived within 2 days and appear to be great quality. Will be using A1 again, thank you!
January 1, 2018
6 months ago
Worked great !
As expected the parts fit and were correct for the Volvo. The tailgate stays up much better now. I'm a repeat customer and will be back again. The support people at 1AAUTO are the best.
December 29, 2017
6 months ago
I was so glad you had what I needed. Very easy to to find what I needed and easy to order. Great web site!
September 16, 2017
10 months ago
Perfect fit, easy to install
Perfect fit, easy to install, very prompt shipment
August 9, 2017
11 months ago
Volvo lift gates for rear window
Ordered them on a Friday and got them on Wednesday. I took them to my Auto mechanic and it took him all of 3 min to install. The cost was amazing I saved over 160 dollars going through A1. They work fine .

I'm a believer in A1 you have yourself a customer for life .

Art from Texas
July 29, 2017
12 months ago
Great price
Parts came as described. Very helpful training videos on YouTube. Not to mention a great price. Will come shop again
July 4, 2017
1 year ago
Rear tailgate lift supports
Very easy installation. The ad says doesn't come with hardware but they do. They are all one piece with new clips. I didn't even remove the clips from the old ones like the video. I think the clips are just for cosmetic. Just gave the support a bit of a hit and they pop right off. Place the bottom in first with a good push. Pull up on the support and pop that on with a bit of a hit. All done 5 minute job. Now I won't get hit on head any more. Cold wind days were tough. A1Auto is the way to go.
February 1, 2016
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will these fit on a 2004?
svend k on Jan 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I cannot be 100% sure, but they appear to be generic. I put on our 2008 XC90 and we previously owned a 2004 XC90. I believe the models are idential as far as the rear gate is concerned.

Vehicle Fit

  • 2003-2014 Volvo XC90 Rear Liftgate Lift Support Pair
Part #: 1ALSP00140

How-to Video:

(03:46 min)