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Mitsubishi Trunk Liftgate Won't Stay Up

This guide provides instructions on how to replace the tailgate (trunk) struts on a Mitsubishi. 

If the trunk, liftgate, or hatch on your Mitsubishi refuses to open or stay upright, the support struts are likely worn out and need to be replaced. 

Mitsubishi Trunk Liftgate Won't Stay Up
ESTIMATED TIME 15 min
DIY COST $20-$50
DIFFICULTY Very Easy

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the tailgate, and have a friend keep it open. That way, it won't fall when you remove the struts.  
  2. Pry off the covers on the top and bottom of the support struts and remove them, one side at a time.
  3. Install the new struts. They snap right onto the little connectors.
  4. Test them to make sure that the trunk stays open. 

Replacing the trunk supports on a Mitsubishi is very easy and can be completed in less than 15 minutes. 

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Mitsubishi Trunk Liftgate Won't Stay Up This guide provides instructions on how to replace the tailgate (trunk) struts on a Mitsubishi. 

If the trunk, liftgate, or hatch on your Mitsubishi refuses to open or stay upright, the support struts are likely worn out and need to be replaced.