what is the best way to remove and replace the tailgate struts?
tailgate struts on 2005 Honda Pilot
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.