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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2016, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Liftgate Struts (or shocks or lifts or whatever they are called)

Im starting to notice that our lifgate will not go up all the way when opened... my guess is that the small struts that go on either side need replacement (its a 2012 XLE)
Have any of you guys replaced them?
if so, whats the best route to go? OEM or something aftermarket...
ideas on where to buy them?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2016, 07:00 PM
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Re: Liftgate Struts (or shocks or lifts or whatever they are called)

mine are on their way out too. 2013.


Amazon has them for $50ish Youtube videos show how to do it
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Re: Liftgate Struts (or shocks or lifts or whatever they are called)

just be sure you put a 2x4 under the lift gate, exactly long enough to hold it all the way up without the struts, or you will have an interesting experience.
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Re: Liftgate Struts (or shocks or lifts or whatever they are called)

keep us updated if you decide to do it yourself. maybe some tips
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Re: Liftgate Struts (or shocks or lifts or whatever they are called)

Try here: https://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/sh...ger-van-5door/

Other users have used the Strongarm version with good results.
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Re: Liftgate Struts (or shocks or lifts or whatever they are called)

The part#'s for the Lift cylinders (toyota lingo) are 68950-08021 (right) / 68950-08031 (Left). Go which one offers the best warranty in case you crap these out sooner. The lift struts are based on # of open/close cycles so if you use the Sienna trunk a lot, expect their longevity accordingly.
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Re: Liftgate Struts (or shocks or lifts or whatever they are called)

I've also struggled to find a good aftermarket match for our van. It's a 2011 XLE with Power liftgate and Woofer (JBL system).
Recently I've purchased a Monroe 900269 that did NOT fit, the end mounts are angled on the base of the strut.
Before that, I found a set on AutohausAz, which I normally buy European car parts from, and while they fit, they did not have enough pressure to lift the gate high enough. Those were Tuff Support brand.
The OEM set would cost me over $130 each!
http://toyotapartsestore.com/2011-to...96008031-item/

So I guess I'm looking to see if anyone has had success with an aftermarket version, specifically for power liftgate with JBL system.

Thank you!
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