Body, Paint & Styling ES GT Tourer Tailgate not opening fully

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by narcosis, Saturday 24th Jan, 2015.

  1. narcosis Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi all,

    My Tourer tailgate is struggling to open fully (usually stops at head height) and I am not sure if the issue is with the hinges or struts. The hinges are hidden under trim and to be honest I suspect its more likely the struts. When you help the tailgate the rest of the way it happily stays in place.

    Is this a common issue and is it just a case of replacing the struts? If so how much are they likely to be?

    Thanks.

    Neil
     
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  3. narcosis Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks speedy but that was an electrical issue whilst mine is mechanical, no self opening mechanism or electric assist on the ES GT tourer.

    I will have a more in depth search but don't recall anything on my issue in the 8th Generation part if the forum. :Smile:

    Cheers
     
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  4. rhinogolf Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Just the struts m8
     
  5. narcosis Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Any idea on replacement cost?

    What sort of life is expected from them?

    Mine is 2009 model.
     
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  6. narcosis Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Anyone?
     
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  7. rhinogolf Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Just Google m8 you don't need OEM as for life not sure
     
  8. narcosis Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    It would seem about £20-30 from first review. I will ring Honda tomorrow for a comparison.
     
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  9. narcosis Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    £75 from Honda with a back order issue until April 15, I think I will look for an alternative....
     
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  11. narcosis Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks Speedy, that is the link I used last night. I plan to look at part numbers tonight for a final check. £75 for a single strut is ridiculous noting the likely life span :Smile: When I check I will post up the details for the forum records.

    cheers

    Neil
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    Interestingly this is not the first time I have found something non-economical from Honda :Smile: I don't have a spare wheel on my model as it came with the foam and compressor option, guess how much the simple electric compressor is (mine stopped working).......................~£120, a quick trip to halfords solved that!
     
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  12. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Slightly off topic, but would these work on the 08 Saloon?
    Would be great if the boot would actually open itself!

    Cheers
     
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  13. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    There was discussion on here a while back about fabricating something with struts to do this.

    @Nighthawk I think you had some input into that. Can you remember which thread that was in ?
     
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    I'm looking forward to that and I know @tee is as well :Grin:
     
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  16. Accord_N22 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    I am looking forward to it too - if I ever get round to ordering the bits
     
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  17. narcosis Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I bought the replacement struts from SGS Engineering and I sent them back! The replacements were not fit for purpose adding significant stiction to the boot opening and they stalled at the half way point. I cleaned the old ones and the problem has mostly gone away.

    I would still regret having to buy replacement struts from Honda @ £75 each, thats just daylight robbery.
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    I bought the replacement struts from SGS Engineering and I sent them back! The replacements were not fit for purpose adding significant stiction to the boot opening and they stalled at the half way point. I cleaned the old ones and the problem has mostly gone away.

    I would still regret having to buy replacement struts from Honda @ £75 each, thats just daylight robbery.
     
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    How about a pair of second hand ones ?
     
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