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'99 Legacy Outback Wagon Rear Liftgate Support Strut Replacement
Posted 25 May 2004 - 07:05 PM
The struts were still working fine, but the balls and sockets on the lower ends were so badly corroded that they were coming loose. The results of it being used in this condition are some scratched paint above the taillight housing, broke a corner off of the left taillight housing, and broke the right rear piece of trim behind the rear side window. I need to buy a couple of clips to fix the external trim piece but other than that it's all good.
To my surprise even though the studs and bolts were very rusty they came out easily.
The parts needed for this job, for a '99 legacy outback wagon, are:
Left Strut 60311AC030
Right Strut 60311AC020
Stud Bolt 62351AA010 x 2
Posted 25 May 2004 - 10:54 PM
Posted 25 May 2004 - 11:00 PM
It came apart by itself due to rust. I don't know how to get them apart when they are in good shape. Prying perhaps? I would replace the ball with the strut.
Posted 26 May 2004 - 11:47 AM
Anybody ever worked on making it a power lift, like the backs/side doors of minivans do? It would make loading my pup & gear MUCH easier...
Posted 26 May 2004 - 12:48 PM
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