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Old 05-01-2019   #1
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Rear hatch telescopic arms

After 12 years, the rear telescopic arms on the Doblo hatch have weakened enough to constantly drop the hatch on my head when loading. So just need a friendly expert to advise on how to replace them. Any offers?
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Quote Originally Posted by french bean View Post
After 12 years, the rear telescopic arms on the Doblo hatch have weakened enough to constantly drop the hatch on my head when loading. So just need a friendly expert to advise on how to replace them. Any offers?
Hi.

They are generally 'gas struts'

That pivot on a ball either end.

CAREFULLY.. support open hatch and push -knock to strut away from the open bodywork.

It has a little spring clip that needs to ride over the ball.. hence the resistance.

Beware.. the hatch is HEAVY

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Re: Rear hatch telescopic arms

As said prop the rear door up ,remove the little clip over each end then simply knock or pull them off ,be careful not to let the door shut with no rams on
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Re: Rear hatch telescopic arms

Generally not difficult to replace, with new ones in your hand, the fixing method is easier to see.
As said, the tailgate is heavy, so you need help. A suitable prop is also useful, as your assistant may need to rest if you struggle.

Try these guys: https://www.sgs-engineering.com/car-...ate/fiat/doblo
And their fitting guide: https://www.sgs-engineering.com/help...l-a-gas-strut/
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Quote Originally Posted by french bean View Post
After 12 years, the rear telescopic arms on the Doblo hatch have weakened enough to constantly drop the hatch on my head when loading. So just need a friendly expert to advise on how to replace them. Any offers?
If you could add a few pics when you do the job that would be great. Thanks. Charlie
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