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Re: scenic tailgate(boot opening)problems
I would reckon on there being a captive nut on the frame, which has either split and fallen into the body, or the threads have worn and the bolt can't grip it.
I reckon the simplest and most effective way to repair is to remove the interior trim where the strut bolts into, and by using a suitably-sized nut & washer, bolt the strut into place, refit the trim, and that's that dealt with.
Plastic trim is normally held in place with a combination of plastic clips (these can break), plastic plugs (fairly easy to remove, just apply even pressure), and metal torx bolts.
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