850 wagon tailgate struts

Discussion in 'Volvo 850' started by williamregan, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. williamregan

    williamregan Guest

    My tailgate won't stay up so I ordered a pair of new struts from
    eeuroparts on ebay but I can't figure out how to get them installed.
    They are about 1/4 inch longet than the old ones and with the tailgate
    pushed up as hard as possible they still are too long to snap the
    socket onto the ball.

    Any sugesstions on how to get theses suckers to fit?


    williamregan, Nov 12, 2006
  2. williamregan

    Doug Warner Guest

    Return them and get the right ones.
    Doug Warner, Nov 14, 2006
  3. williamregan

    John Horner Guest

    Can you compress the new struts slightly with one end attached? It may
    be that they need to be slightly compressed on installation.

    John Horner, Nov 14, 2006
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