Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Tailgate support strut - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Tailgate support strut - removal and refitting


1 Open and support the tailgate.

2 Unhook the spring clip from the end of the strut attached to the body, pull up the ball-head and disconnect the strut from the ball-pin (see illustrations).

9.2a Releasing tailgate strut balljoint clip
9.2a Releasing tailgate strut balljoint clip

9.2b Tailgate support strut end fittings
9.2b Tailgate support strut end fittings

3 Lever the spring clip from the other end of the strut, remove the washer and withdraw the strut from the pivot pin.

4 Refit in the reverse order of removal.


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