Chevy Trunk Gate Won't Stay Up | How to Fix

Est. Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Intermediate
If your Chevrolet trunk or rear liftgate doesn't stay open or doesn't close when you open it, the problem might be weak support.  

This guide explains why the Chevy tunk gate won't stay up and how to fix it.  

The trunk supports are gas-filled and can wear out over time. As they weaken, they no longer support the weight of your Chevrolet trunk lid or liftgate. The good news is that you can change Chevrolet trunk struts yourself.

Symptoms

  • Chevrolet trunk or rear liftgate won't stay up.
  • The trunk lid will not stay open.
  • Liftgate stays open for a few seconds, then shuts.
  • The trunk won't stay open by itself anymore.
  • The trunk closes automatically.

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Park the Chevrolet on a level surface and set the parking brakes. Turn off the ignition.how to change Chevrolet  trunk strut
  2. Open the trunk or the liftgate and have a friend hold up the trunk as you remove the rear gas struts.Chevrolet  trunk shuts won't stay up

  3. Locate the trunk struts that need to be replaced.

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  4. Locate the clip that locks the trunk support locks to the ball jointChevrolet  vehicle Fix grate problem

  5. Use a flat screwdriver to pry out the clip that locks the trunk strut in place. Follow the same procedure for the other end. Install the new trunk support in reverse order.detach trunk gas strut from Chevrolet

This problem can affect all Chevrolet vehicles as they age. 


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Chevy Trunk Gate Won't Stay Up | How to Fix The trunk supports are gas-filled and can wear out over time. As they weaken, they no longer support the weight of your Chevrolet trunk lid or liftgate. The good news is that you can change Chevrolet trunk struts yourself.