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Old 07-26-2010, 05:28 PM
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Rear window struts

my rear window struts have now worn out....was wondering if anyone has had good luck with after market or do u use OEM.
Can u provide part #s of either.

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Little tip, if your a 4wd, go to the dealer, or parts store, and get the ones for 2wd. 1.5 inches longer, so it will hold the window up a lil higher.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:37 PM
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be careful what you get, they may be the same length but there are different force ratings, check yours and try to get the same lb rating.
I had to replace the ones on my shell window, parts stores stock the length, but they were 90lb rated, originals were 45 lbs. was told too high a rating can break the glass.
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be careful what you get, they may be the same length but there are different force ratings, check yours and try to get the same lb rating.
I had to replace the ones on my shell window, parts stores stock the length, but they were 90lb rated, originals were 45 lbs. was told too high a rating can break the glass.
Be careful. Closing the top before the right door will also break the glass. Don't ask me how I know. ($350 later, and the wife full of apologies)
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:28 AM
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UPDATE: Install new struts

Just installed new rear window struts on my EX They work great!!! my wife is happy no more using the vise grips
I ordered them thru Amazon who went thru Lift Supports Depot.com.
Part # 4139/10614 $32.50 . Lift Supports Systems | Hood | Window | Trunk | Hatch | Auto Parts By Lou For all you who may need replacements.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:18 PM
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What's involved in replacing these? Mine are shot as well. Ive never had to change these type struts and was wondering how difficult it was.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:19 PM
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real easy took 5 min....theres a fastening tab at each end of the strut...just pry back with a small flat head screw driver....pull off & replace.
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Good tip on the 2wd struts for sure
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If you get onto Advance Auto Parts website, order the Lift Supports.

Enter code EM25 and you get $20 Off any order of $50 or more.
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Just replaced rear glass door struts on my wife's Excursion. They were purchased from liftsupportsdepot.com and they are the model # 4139. Before install, the rear window door raised to 72inches and now it raises to 76inches. My wife is 5'4" and is still able to reach the handle to get the window door closed. These are heavy duty and have a lift force of 142 lbs. This rear gate is Heavy. Very Happy with purchase of $16.00 each. Our X is a 4 wheel drive and the 4139's are for 2 wheel drive.
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