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post #1 of 33 Old 12-18-2008, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Fixed the hatch today...

Couple of things..

First, I got tired of the hatch crashing down on my head.

Went to Autozone, and picked up a couple of hatch struts
around $25 each. Part number: C95771 by Mighty Lift. (Made in the USA)
Now the hatch practically opens itself.

No real write up needed. All you need is a pole to hold the hatch up,
a 10mm, and a flat head to open the clip.


















































Now, up next was the hatch release. I got tired of playing The Fonz
everytime I had to open the hatch, especially when I was carrying
something, and only have one hand to open the hatch. (need the other to smack it)


This is another easy fix, and even easier when your hatch struts work. LOL



First take the hatch cover off by removing the screws marked in red
with a #2 phillips.
The 2 on the hatch handle are Torx T-30, just pop the little plugs
off to get to them.















Next, the plastic just pops off much like a door panel..
















Now you'll see the little adjustment for the hatch release.
Just move the green clip over, and pop the threaded rod out.







































Then twist the rod so it comes up. (away from the latch)
I think I spun mine 6-8 times, then the hatch started to open every single
time.

Note #1:

Make sure your doors are unlocked, in case you slide the lock
to the right. When you go to test it ya don't want to have it locked. LOL



Note #2:

You have to move the green clip back over everytime you go to
test the handle. Otherwise, the threaded rod will just pop out.








While your add it, oil the latch to insure smooth operation for years to come..










Now the hatch works like new. (insert beer smiley here, I'm at the 10 pic limit)


(Balloo, or Eric can sticky this if they want to)


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post #2 of 33 Old 12-18-2008, 06:09 PM
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The hatch door on my '91 has just started to be a head bumper also. Thanks for the info.
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post #3 of 33 Old 12-19-2008, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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The hatch door on my '91 has just started to be a head bumper also. Thanks for the info.

No problem....

Looks like the part number for a '91 is B95042.

http://www.autozone.com/Ntt,B95042/s...allResults.htm


If you search Autozone, you have to look under 'support lifts'....

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I kinda like having to hit the hatch...that is my anti-theft system

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Be careful on your first test run with the new gas struts--I got some off e-bay and the first time I opened the hatch with them installed it nearly delivered an uppercut that would make the UFC highlight reel. Hopefully the struts from Autozone are a little more tame. Oh yeah, and make sure you warn your wife too
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I got my hatch struts online from inner auto, at a discounted price.


Also had to remove and turn the striker 180 degrees to solve the 'hatch banging around' problem.
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I just did this and you don't have to turn the screw a bunch, it will actually come out and you can place it in the postion it needs to be.

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I just did this and you don't have to turn the screw a bunch, it will actually come out and you can place it in the postion it needs to be.


There goes the security system.

Funny, I've had to open my hatch 5-6 times today,
and almost every single time I smacked the hatch
out of habit.

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There goes the security system.

Funny, I've had to open my hatch 5-6 times today,
and almost every single time I smacked the hatch
out of habit.
I even had a chance to fix that huge dent in my lift gate that has been there for over 2 years I love how easy it is to open my hatch now but I now I have to come up with a new reason why my liscense plate has a curve to it.

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post #10 of 33 Old 12-21-2008, 12:50 PM
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Great write up, because of your pictures and autozone part number, I tackled this job Friday. It took me about 30 minutes, b/c I was doing it by myself and I couldn't get the passenger side strut to line up correctly. I finally pulled the clip out completely and got it on there.

Was not as nearly as hard as I had feared and now it does almost uppercut me when I open it and I actually have to push it down to close too.
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post #11 of 33 Old 12-21-2008, 01:18 PM
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this is helpful i was afraid of changing my struts but now i know how...i give it a a+ lots of info and i like the picture
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post #13 of 33 Old 03-05-2009, 08:58 AM
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Thanks for the write up! that looks super easy! I didnt see the clip on the lower mount which is why I didn't understand how to replace it. I do have a problem though... When I opened my hatch with too much force (fell on my head got mad) the lower mount seperated in two. Is it easy to replace the lower mounts?

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Couple of things..

First, I got tired of the hatch crashing down on my head.

Went to Autozone, and picked up a couple of hatch struts
around $25 each. Part number: C95771 by Mighty Lift. (Made in the USA)
Now the hatch practically opens itself.

No real write up needed. All you need is a pole to hold the hatch up,
a 10mm, and a flat head to open the clip.


















































Now, up next was the hatch release. I got tired of playing The Fonz
everytime I had to open the hatch, especially when I was carrying
something, and only have one hand to open the hatch. (need the other to smack it)


This is another easy fix, and even easier when your hatch struts work. LOL



First take the hatch cover off by removing the screws marked in red
with a #2 phillips.
The 2 on the hatch handle are Torx T-30, just pop the little plugs
off to get to them.















Next, the plastic just pops off much like a door panel..
















Now you'll see the little adjustment for the hatch release.
Just move the green clip over, and pop the threaded rod out.







































Then twist the rod so it comes up. (away from the latch)
I think I spun mine 6-8 times, then the hatch started to open every single
time.

Note #1:

Make sure your doors are unlocked, in case you slide the lock
to the right. When you go to test it ya don't want to have it locked. LOL



Note #2:

You have to move the green clip back over everytime you go to
test the handle. Otherwise, the threaded rod will just pop out.








While your add it, oil the latch to insure smooth operation for years to come..










Now the hatch works like new. (insert beer smiley here, I'm at the 10 pic limit)


(Balloo, or Eric can sticky this if they want to)
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OK, it's REALLY unnecessary to reply with a quote including all those pictures. Try using the quick reply button at the bottom of the thread.

Regarding the lower mount, I broke mine also, : so I will be going back to O'Reilly's tomorrow to see if they have replacement clips.

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post #15 of 33 Old 09-28-2009, 07:38 PM
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Thanks. Spot On Tutorial!

I did not do the arms that hold up the door, I just did the latch fix...15 minutes. OUTSTANDING directions and pix. Thanks!
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