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Re: Mk1 Scenic tailgate/boot problem

Originally Posted by Scenic Fidji View Post
Hello and welcome to the forum

Yes sounds like the gas struts need changing. I would remove the struts and see if the hatch lifts up and down okay without them just to make sure the hinges are okay? and to confirm the problem lies with the gas struts?

I would check on Ebay see if anyone is breaking a Scenic as spares from private sellers are usually cheaper than breakers.

The struts from a phase 1 will be the same and possibly cheaper?
you can get them from ebay pretty cheap, I bought the ones that say "from france", so far so good, the back door is pretty heavy and you will need to prop it and be carefull. as above oil the hinges as if they get stiff it can weaken where the hinges are mounted.
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