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How To Replace Rear Hatch Struts 07-12 Dodge Caliber

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How To Replace Rear Hatch Struts 07-12 Dodge Caliber

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace, broken, weak or sagging tailgate lift support struts on Dodge Caliper, years 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, and 12.

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

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Assistant

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Block of Wood

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear hatch or trunk support struts on this 2008 Dodge Caliber. When these go bad you'll notice, in colder weather, the hatch won't stay up. That's a good sign that they're going bad. We show you on one side; the other side's the same procedure. The only tools you'll need are a small flat blade screwdriver and someone to help you hold the hatch up while you're doing it.

Your trunk supports are right here. There's a clip at the bottom and a clip at the top. All you're going to do is pry these clips out and pull these free, but you do need someone or something to hold up the trunk. You want to make sure it's secure and safe before you do this. Then pry out the clip and pull the piston free. Then pry out this clip and pull the piston free.

Now take your new trunk support and pry out the clip and push it into place. Just push the clip in and do the same thing with the lower clip. Then, push that in. Then you can just repeat the process on the other side.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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