Broken tailgate hinge on 92 240

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by moon161@gmail.com, May 9, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Hi,

    The right tailgate hinge just broke on my 92 240. Is the hinge itself
    replaceable or do you need a whole new tailgate?

    That being said, what range of model years will provide an acceptable
    replacement hinge or tailgate?

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
    , May 9, 2006
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  2. Paul Clark Guest

    Hi Andy. I've owned two 245 models now one a 1989 & the other a 91 model. I
    cannot recall any difference in the chrome hinges. (mind you I have never
    had obe break on me!). The right hand one, if I am correct holds the
    electrics for the rear screen heater & RWW systems. These wires a renowned
    for breaking so I wouls suggest you re-wire these at the same time.
    Kind Regards Paul.C
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    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > The right tailgate hinge just broke on my 92 240. Is the hinge itself
    > replaceable or do you need a whole new tailgate?
    >
    > That being said, what range of model years will provide an acceptable
    > replacement hinge or tailgate?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Andy
    >
     
    Paul Clark, May 9, 2006
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  3. Guest

    The hinge is replaceable and is not a difficult job.Prop the tailgate
    open and have another prop to put under the corner you are removing the
    hinge from.The rooflining unclips to let you into the screws.I have
    only had them of to replace broken wiring but it wasn`t difficult.
    regards,Mark.
     
    , May 9, 2006
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  4. Guest

    I just did a hinge replacement in an '85 245 and figured out the
    following neat trick:

    Instead of propping up the liftgate with an object that could get
    unstable or be knocked down, I ran a rope from one garage door track
    down under the opened liftgate, then I tied it on the opposite door
    track.
     
    , May 10, 2006
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  5. Guest

    Were you able to get at the screws holding it to the tailgate? The
    tailgate side is broken and I'll be replacing that half of the hinge.
     
    , May 10, 2006
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  6. Guest

    You will in all likelihood be replacing the entire hinge, not just one
    half.

    But yes, I got to it, it's accessible; IIRC, push back the rubber trim
    to get access on the liftgate; as another poster said, peel back the
    headliner in the rear of the car to access the bolts on that end: the
    wires can unplug and it is really not too difficult to repair.
     
    , May 10, 2006
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