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Trunk Strut PN 51 24 8 171 480

Stabilus Trunk Strut

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Can you repair a trunk strut/lift support?

Repairing a trunk strut is fairly easy on most vehicles. There are some vehicles that will block access to the strut or have confusing custom brackets. In that case, consult your owner's manual or a local dealership service department. For those with easy access, simply open your trunk, secure it in place making sure it will stay open once the struts are removed, remove the bolts for the old struts, and attach the new struts and bolts in their place.

There are several different kinds of trunk struts available. You can buy a stock or after market OEM replacement which will be made to the factory specifications for your particular vehicle. It will replace the original function as the strut as it existed before there were any problems. There are premium grade struts which are made of stronger materials and have a larger hydraulic cylinder. They last longer, can carry more weight, and have typically been tested more extensively. Finally, there are the automatic electric trunk strut applications for use with a car remote.

Today I Replaced the R171 Trunk Struts.

Trunk struts April 11, 2016
Reviewer: Peter Jackson from Naples, FL United States  

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Trunk struts do wear down and become less useful. This is usually due to prolonged and repeated use. It causes the hydraulic piston to wear down and lose compression. Very rarely, they can become detached at the connecting points and offer no assistance in accessing your trunk.

SEDAN This style Trunk Strut has a different mounting design than the "Original" style, before pushing the ends over the pivot ball, the clips must be removed, then reinstalled after the end is on the pivot ball. Trunk Strut This style Trunk Strut has a different mounting design than the "Original" style, before pushing the ends over the pivot ball, the clips must be removed, then reinstalled after the end is on the pivot ball.