Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

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Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Post by john keefe » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:50 am

Thanks! Speaking of liftgates, I swapped out the liftgate pushrods for both the XR and the Scorpio with new Sachs. The XR just about jumps up with little effort... the Scorpio is still slow and heavy, which is not ideal as that's the one which gets loaded with bags, groceries, golf clubs, etc.. I thought the Sachs would be good replacements, as they're basically the original rods. What was the best upgrade?

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Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Post by my8950 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:38 am

john keefe wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:50 am
What was the best upgrade?
Broom stick handle!

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Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Post by john keefe » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:27 pm

Broom stick handle!
Cool. That will improve rear downforce, keeping the rear spoiler up into the airflow over the cabin/hood, right? :D Can't be good for keeping papers and loose stuff in the trunk though.

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Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:34 am

Believe Russ Harness at Rapido has correct struts for Scorpios.

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Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Post by DAReese » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:24 pm

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IB ... UTF8&psc=1

I haven't put these in my Scorpio yet, as it still isn't on the road, but the ones by the same company for the XR easily open that hatch.
David Reese

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