W164 2007 tail gate stuck closed

cb300

New Member
Joined
May 12, 2017
Messages
7
Car
ML320cdi
Hi all, anyone had similar experiences with the soft close tailgate? It's been playing up a lately with what sounds like gears /cogs slipping when it tried to pull itself closed ,but it always did after a couple of goes.It closed without the soft " pull in" tonight(like a standard tailgate) and now it won't open . Any pointers before a pull the rear cover off and have a look ? Ta
 

toolman1954

MB Enthusiast
SUPPORTER
Joined
Sep 16, 2004
Messages
1,110
Location
Leven, Fife / Northampton
Car
2003 320 CDI Avantgarde, 1997 312d Sprinter
Hi,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baXYP_A_rR4

Will this help you when you get it open? When my 211 tailgate latch was playing up, and eventually sheered some teeth off of a cog wheel, I just got a replacement off of Ebay and fitted that. Unlike my old 210 the 211 did not even have a keylock on the back to open it with.

Steve
 
OP
OP
C

cb300

New Member
Joined
May 12, 2017
Messages
7
Car
ML320cdi
Thanks just watched the link and seen all the plastic cogs that'll be the problem I recon !!! I see on eBay someone doing recon units from Germany . Anyone know if you can buy the internal parts from somewhere ? Only the complete unit listed on MB epc .
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom