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How to remove and replace tailgate struts on a 1990 230 TE,

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How to remove and replace tailgate struts on a 1990 230 TE, I have already removed the plastic trims around the door frame. Lloyd.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 3 years ago.
Hi Lloyd, my name isXXXXX've attached all the instructions below for you.

Replace Gas Struts
Remove Trim Paneling
Remove Side Paneling


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello Marty,


 


From the exploded diagram that you have sent it would appear that the gas strut is removed while attached to the hinge: however, on my 1990 230TE the part of the hinge bolted to the bodywork is in two parts; the "inboard" bolts are accessible whereas the "outboard" bolts although visible are not immediately accessible by any tool big enough to grip and turn them. The hinge attachment is of a different type to that in your diagram, please advise!


 


Best regards, XXXXX XXXXX

Expert:  Marty replied 3 years ago.

Hi Lloyd, you don't remove the hinges. The picture is just an exploded view of the parts. I have a link to a good diy with pictures that may help. Click here.

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