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Rear lift gate hatch problem. Mod idea
Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:31 AM
My thought is I could purchase the NON powered lift pistons and remove the original ones. What are the odds that it’ll be plug and play and that the power latch release will continue to work?
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Posted 28 January 2018 - 06:43 AM
I like those odds; especially considering the dealer pricing. I'd suggest looking up the part numbers for the manual liftgate version here: https://parts.ford.com/en.html and shop around.
Does it not go down properly or does it not latch properly? IIRC, years back there was a service campaign for latches.
Edited by fotomoto, 28 January 2018 - 07:30 AM.
Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:10 PM
The manual ones are thinner. The automatic ones are thicker, gear drive and electric to operate.
Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:42 AM
Strange, one part number pulls up something, but the other side does not. Possibly a part number error on the Ford Parts site I used....
Geez, those are expensive!!!
Edited by jzchen, 29 January 2018 - 03:48 AM.
Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:41 PM
Might be worth stopping by a dealer(unless you know someone else with a non-power rear hatch) and taking a look at an un-powered hatch next to yours and seeing if the pivot points, etc are in the same places and how the latch mechanism works...
Posted 30 January 2018 - 05:50 AM
I would expect the hatch to be almost identical, because mine without the power liftgate has a notch for the trunk button, just no button.
Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:40 AM
Wonder if I can purchase the bracket/ ball
Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:10 PM
There are two used pairs here:
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