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How To Replace Tailgate Strut 97-02 Ford Expedition

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  1. step : Remove the tail gate support strut (0:54)
    • Prop up the tail gate
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry up the plug in the end of the strut.
    • Pull the strut off the ball joints in the jamb.
  2. step : Mount the new tail gate support strut (1:59)
    • Clip the strut onto the ball joints
    • Lower the tail gate and enjoy.

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. Hi, I'm Mike Green, I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20 plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed correctly that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, we'll be showing you how to replace the tailgate lift supports on this Expedition, this is really the same for a whole bunch of different SUVs, whether their Fords, GMs, Chryslers, Toyotas, Hondas or whatever, the process is pretty much the same. We're replacing the tailgate struts on an Expedition here, if you're familiar with a sagging tailgate you probably have a piece of wood or something, as you can see I have a stepladder here to support the tailgate. This truck there's actually nothing wrong with the struts, it still holds the tailgate up fine, just using it as subject vehicle but obviously you want to be supporting the tailgate and really they couldn't be easier. The easiest way is to take your screwdriver, there's a little groove in here and you can pull this clip out and then it basically allows the strut to come right off. On the other end, you can kind of do the same thing, pull out with your screwdriver, you don't want to pull the clip all the way off, just pull it out some and the strut comes right off. The new struts from 1A Auto will have the same clip style to them, just make sure that the clips are back in and hold it like that. The shiny end, for a lack of a better word, goes on that end, you just push right on there and push on there and you're all set.

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