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Door hinges and stuff

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Trekker, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Sep 7, 2020 at 1:12 AM
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    Trekker

    Trekker [OP] New Member

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    Every time a park on a flat surface or on a hill my door just wont stay open at all. It just wants to fall shut on me like a jeep jk door. Its really annoying having the door fall shut on my leg or foot. Did these doors have any catches on them to stop them from falling shut so easily, and if so can I replace them myself with no special expensive tools?

    Also my tailgate will not open automatically which doesn't bother me, but it needs to be pushed all the way up or else it just sags 2 or 3 inches below where it should be. I think the springs that would push it up are a little worn out. Should I put up with it or replace it? I can buy strongarm brand replacement tail gate struts for $59 off Amazon right now.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2020 at 1:14 AM
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    Trekker

    Trekker [OP] New Member

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  3. Sep 8, 2020 at 3:08 PM
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    negusm

    negusm New Member

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    I got mine off from McGeorge Toyota for like $55. Those are TOYOTA hatch struts and not cheap Amazon stuff.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2020 at 11:41 AM
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    mousemeat

    mousemeat New Member

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    Yes, it pays to locate and obtain as much OEM parts as possible...instead of the after market schlock from china..
     

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