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2009 Kia Spectra EX 4dr Sedan Man

2009 Kia Spectra
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sdn, Midsize
23 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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November 17, 2012, 9:53 pm

Pablo D
 

Question: replace liftgate struts-how

The rear hatch would not stay up...what is the procedure to replace the liftgate struts?


December 1, 2012, 9:16 am

Ron W
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I'd need to see the vehicle to figure it out. It should be fairly simple though. a few screws and a clip holds most of them on. Do one at a time and use a broom handle or something to keep the lid open so it doesn't come down and hit you when the strut is removed.

There are probably online sources with instruction guides on the internet. Google "free online repair guides" and you should be able to find some service information.

If you need a step by step procedure, you will have to buy a service manual for the vehicle.

Also check youtube as many people have posted videos of simple repairs


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