Is your liftgate not staying open anymore?  The problem could be the lift supports mounted to the hood or rear hatch.  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 are looking for to make your rear hatch, glass, or hood work correctly again.

This is for one support. We recommend replacing them in pairs. 



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

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. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Replace the tailgate strut supports (0:57)
    • Prop open your tailgate
    • Use a flatblade screwdriver to pry them out of the C clips on each end of the support strut.
  2. step : Install the new tailgate support strut (1:42)
    • Snap the new supports into the c clips.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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Vehicle Fit

  • 1991-2001 Ford Explorer Liftgate Mounted Lift Support
  • 1991-1994 Mazda Navajo Liftgate Mounted Lift Support
  • 1997-2000 Mercury Mountaineer Liftgate Mounted Lift Support

This part replaces:

  • Tuff Support 611565
Part #: 1ABHS00023

How-to Video:

(02:35 min)