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Old 05-25-2011, 05:05 PM
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My tailgate doesn't hold up up anymore and I'm tired of banging my head. Has anyone here replaced them? Any instructions or do's and dont's would be greatly appreciated. I'll be tackling this fix on the weekend or next.

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I replaced my struts yesterday, which was pretty easy. Headliner removal is not necessary. If you need any tips, I'll be happy to assist.

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Hi,

I need to replace mine, can you please spell out the procedure? Many thanks.
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I replaced my struts yesterday, which was pretty easy. Headliner removal is not necessary. If you need any tips, I'll be happy to assist.
Does anyone have a DIY on replacing the gas strut which holds up the rear tailgate?
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Can anyone tell me the procedure for replacing these? I have several knots on my head.
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Liftgate strut cover, left hand side, looking rear. Note the two black cables are part of the cover and thus i can't remove the cover.

This is my first time posting to this forum so I don't know if I should be replying to this thread or starting a new one.
Anyways I am replacing the liftgate struts on my 2006 E350 Wagon. I've seen some people call for headliner removal while some say it is not necessary. There are some links to the startek site that don't work any more...

So I've managed to get the old strut off but how in the heck am i supposed to get in there to push the new strut down on the ball/socket joint. The issue I seem to be having is that all the documentation shows the right side, that has this little brown cover that pops out giving you access from the opening of the safety net bracket. On the left side however, the cover has two cables running through it and I can figure out how I'm supposed to remove it to access the strut. (see image). I'm floundering so any help is appreciated. If headliner removal is required can someone point me to some docs on how to remove the c-pillar covers.
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Headliner removal applies if you have auto door (code 890) otherwise see attachment.
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Headliner removal applies if you have auto door (code 890) otherwise see attachment.
Nuts. I have auto door. is there documentation for removal of the headliner. Do i have to remove the whole thing or just pull down the back.
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Originally Posted by Danish Siddiqui View Post

Liftgate strut cover, left hand side, looking rear. Note the two black cables are part of the cover and thus i can't remove the cover.

This is my first time posting to this forum so I don't know if I should be replying to this thread or starting a new one.
Anyways I am replacing the liftgate struts on my 2006 E350 Wagon. I've seen some people call for headliner removal while some say it is not necessary. There are some links to the startek site that don't work any more...

So I've managed to get the old strut off but how in the heck am i supposed to get in there to push the new strut down on the ball/socket joint. The issue I seem to be having is that all the documentation shows the right side, that has this little brown cover that pops out giving you access from the opening of the safety net bracket. On the left side however, the cover has two cables running through it and I can figure out how I'm supposed to remove it to access the strut. (see image). I'm floundering so any help is appreciated. If headliner removal is required can someone point me to some docs on how to remove the c-pillar covers.
Yup it's a PITA. I only replaced the passenger side one and gave up on the driver's side. I figured one working strut is better than none I'll just have to replace it twice as often lol.
I pressed it down by levering a flat head screw driver.

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Originally Posted by Danish Siddiqui View Post
Nuts. I have auto door. is there documentation for removal of the headliner. Do i have to remove the whole thing or just pull down the back.
See attachments, your call on pulling down the back.
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headliner.pdf (485.4 KB, 8 views)
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A-Pillar.pdf (74.1 KB, 6 views)
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B-Pillar.pdf (293.7 KB, 7 views)
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C-Pillar.pdf (114.8 KB, 6 views)
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D-Pillar.pdf (162.1 KB, 7 views)
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Grab Handle.pdf (36.7 KB, 5 views)
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inner side paneling.pdf (151.4 KB, 6 views)
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Ot just do the passenger side strut as outlined in the video and call it a day.
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Nuts. I have auto door. is there documentation for removal of the headliner. Do i have to remove the whole thing or just pull down the back.

I just did both sides on my 06 e350 wagon with auto door. Not too difficult, but not too easy. I just pulled the back half of the headliner down. Removed pieces from c and d pillars but not fully. I did not remove seatbelts from the 2nd row pillar; just the trim piece. You will for the rear outer upper trim pieces, there are only two clips and then two screws toward the bottom where you latch the retracting cargo cover.

Once there, there are two ceiling clips at the rear of the headliner. Those come out by pushing forward on them.

For the rest, there are videos online on how to access the lifts. Once you remove the covers, you will see there are two struts on each side. The actual lifts are the outer ones on each side. One of mine was good and the other was completely useless. Door works like a charm now.
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