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Can anyone tell me what keeps tailgate open on 2004 Sorento? Opened fine this morning and by afternoon the tailgate is heavy to open and will not stay open. Tailgate Shocks or Struts?? Thanks for your help.
 

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The little struts on each side are what keeps the liftgate open. It's quite amazing how much work they really do, those liftgates are heavy!
 

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You don't have to buy new ones, providing they are still in good condition they can be regassed. I've done it to a set on my Nissan I used to own, and they were still good years later, for a fraction the price of new ones.
 
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