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Old 08-28-2003, 10:34 PM
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Unhappy My Head Hurts

I've got a 1993 E220TE, the rear tailgate is fine on cold days but when it's warm the tailgate comes down & hits me on the back of the head! Is this normal for a Merc? Must be some kind of punishment for all the good reliable days eh?

Anyone any ideas?
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Old 08-28-2003, 10:42 PM
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Time for new tailgate struts.

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Most likely that was how it was engineered - it's that whole German S&M mantality!
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Old 08-28-2003, 11:02 PM
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How much do the tailgate struts cost & are they easy to fit? Must get this job done as it's driving me (get it) to distraction. Either that or I could tie a piece of carpet to the back of my head when going shopping!
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Old 08-28-2003, 11:55 PM
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I'd try Eurocarparts.com in the UK.
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Old 08-29-2003, 02:28 AM
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Be sure and get the repair procedure to replace them. I have not done this but the right steps will make it a much easier job.

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much eaiser to put on a motorcycle helment when you open the hatch that to fix it........
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Old 08-29-2003, 04:23 AM
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Hey the motorcycle helmet is a good idea Thanks for all your replys. I'll try my local parts suppliers now I know what it is. . . . now where did I put that carpet. . . . .
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