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Old 08-31-2011, 01:45 PM
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Default Rear hatch wont stay up

My Mom has a 2003 Chevy Tahoe, problem is the rear hatch wont stay up. the two cylinders ? on the top dont seem to be holding pressure. is there a way to fix these or do they need to be replaced ? Any info will help,,,,,,,,,,PacaG
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:14 PM
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I'd go with an aftermarket replacement as to avoid this same issue in the future.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:58 PM
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PacaG: Welcome to the forum.

Be sure to support the hatch w/ a 2X4 or equivalent as it is VERY heavy and could seriously eat your lunch w/o the gas struts.
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They are inexpensive and VERY easy to replace.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:16 PM
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Thanks everybody ! Looks like I found the number one site for friendly people and good info.......I will hit the parts stores tomorrow and get the struts hopefully for a quick fix thanks again.............. PacaG
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:49 AM
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As stated, you can probably find the parts at your local auto parts store, if you need to find parts online, gm parts direct and rock auto are good sources as well as some of the sponsored link suppliers on the banners to the right ------>
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:48 AM
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The same happened to my truck. I replaced both of them. It took less than 5 minutes to replace each of them. I purchased mine on eBay.........

Hood Tailgate Struts, SMALL ENGINE PARTS items in Auto Express Parts store on eBay!

Good luck!
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:56 AM
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I thought I was going to have to replace mine this past winter, turns out that they are fine it was just the cold was causing them to loose support, now that its regularly 100+ out they are fine. If they are not supporting the hatch in warm weather they are most very likely bad....
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:27 PM
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$45,,,,,,,10 minutes,,,,,,,,,,Good as new ! Thanks everybody ! PacaG
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:47 PM
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we are all glad you got it fixed, and thanks for posting back.
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