Sticking tailgate

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by AntMB, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. AntMB

    AntMB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello, on my S211, I've noticed every now and then the tailgate sticks when opening.

    It feels almost like how a regular door has an intermediate position where it sticks. Do you think this could be a gas strut which is becoming stubborn? This appears to be on the left hand side.

    I hope you can understand my description of the problem.
     
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    AntMB

    AntMB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I haven't had a chance to look at it this weekend, but I'm sure it's the gas strut as it sticks on opening and not on closing, if it were the hinge it would be doing it all the time.
     
  3. Oldlae

    Oldlae Active Member

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    I purchased two new struts for £25 from a parts dealer in Germany, Google the struts. Tony
     

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