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How To Replace Rear Hatch Struts 01-06 Suzuki XL-7

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  1. step : Removing the Hatch Piston (0:25)
    • Open the tailgate
    • Remove the two 10mm nuts from the hatch piston
    • Pull odd the hatch piston
  2. step : Installing the Hatch Piston (0:49)
    • Put the piston into place on its studs
    • Fasten the 10mm nut that holds the piston to the tailgate
    • Close the tailgate slightly
    • Fasten the 10mm nut that holds the piston to the body

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the tailgate piston on this 2002 Suzuki XL7. The only tool that you're going to need for this is a 10mm socket and ratchet.

Start off by opening your tailgate. Right here is your piston. It's held in with two 10mm nuts. We'll just fast forward as Don removes both of those. Once those are removed, the piston pulls free.

Now push your new piston into place and replace that 10mm nut and then tighten it up. Push the tailgate in a little bit and reconnect the other end of the piston and replace and tighten up that 10mm nut. You're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket


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