Tailgate strut (Hatchback and Estate models) - removal and refitting

Removal
1 Support the tailgate in the open position using a prop, or with the aid of an assistant.

2 Disconnect the strut from the tailgate by prising out the retaining clip. Do not remove the clip completely, just raise it by a maximum of 4.0 mm (0.16 in) and then pull the strut off its mounting.

3 Pull the strut from the pivot stud on the body.

Refitting
4 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

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