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#1 Accordial

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 06:53 PM

When the tailgate of my tourer opens it creaks horribly for the first little bit - this is a new thing as of last week. Does it need oiling, will it carry on like that for ages, or is it about to give up? If the latter, is it (practically, given the car is worth peanuts) fixable?

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:41 PM

You are not on your own, going to hit mine with WD40, let you know  if it works.

 

found it!  try a little lube on the strutseals, worked for me.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:37 PM

My boot lid has been creaking something fierce since the weather has turned cold. I've just popped out and polished up the shafts on the struts and the noise has gone! 


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Posted Today, 08:22 AM

Where are you finding these struts? Are you removing a cover? Cheers

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Posted Today, 08:58 AM

8th-gen-boot-strut.jpg

 

 

https://picload.org/...-strut.jpg.html

 

but that's on an 8th Gen...

 

I think all the 7th Gen tourer gubbins is hidden in the roof  :unsure:


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Posted Today, 09:20 AM

I'll swear (a long time ago) there was an excellent thread with pictures about tailgate struts. Possibly to do with less expensive aftermarket ones. Or fixing the electric open on the EX. I forget now.

 

The guy had the boot lid propped open with a piece of timber whilst he worked.

 

I've been looking for the last 15 minutes and can't find it. I thought I'd kept a copy (my 7th Gen struts were very weak, and I'd planned to look at them but never actually got round to it) but I can't find that either. Sorry.


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