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2005 Honda Pilot Question: tailgate struts



zzyzx, Juneau, AK, February 16, 2009, 23:30

what is the best way to remove and replace the tailgate struts?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 17, 2009, 01:59

    Prop up the rear door so it doesn't fall down and injure you when replacing the tailgate struts. Each end of the tailgate strut has a ball and socket type joint. In the cup part of the joint (part of the strut) is a little clip that prys out with a small straight blade screw driver. Pop out his clip and the ball and socket joint will pop apart with just a little leverage. These struts may be available from the aftermarket.

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