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The Ford Explorer has been a mainstay of the company's full-size crossover line since 1990, when it was created to replace the aging Ford Bronco. The Explorer comes in a variety of sizes and models, and the Explorer has been exported to a number of international markets. It's also used by several municipal police forces as a special vehicle, including the NYPD. One of the hallmarks of the Ford Explorer is the telescoping hydraulic rear liftgate, which allows for easy opening and closing as well as storage. Over time, this gate can deteriorate in performance, leading to a situation where it will not stay open on its own. In these cases, the most likely culprit is a failing Ford Explorer tailgate strut, and this can occur because of simple wear and tear, a slow leak or excessive temperature shifts. Should an Explorer need a new tailgate strut, it is always a good idea to use only genuine Ford parts in order to ensure the best match and continued functionality. We're pleased to offer the best selection of Ford Explorer tailgate struts on the Web, and are proud to back that up with great prices, service and delivery options. We're your one-stop shop for any Ford Explorer tailgate parts you need.

Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut They are available for the following Ford Explorer years: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 02, 01, 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91. This part is also sometimes called Ford Explorer Tailgate Struts. We stock tailgate strut parts for most Ford models including Excursion, Expedition, Focus, Escape, Bronco II, F150, F250 Super Duty, Taurus, Escort, Explorer Sport, F350 Super Duty, Pinto, Taurus X, Fairmont, LTD, Aerostar and Granada.

We stock these Tailgate Strut brands for the Ford Explorer: Stabilus, Monroe, Sachs, Rhino Pac, Strong Arm and API.

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Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut

The Ford Explorer is built for tough jobs and weekend retreats, designed to tackle heavy hauling and cargo loads as easily as it transports you and your family wherever you need to go. However, if your Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut is broken, you’ll need to get a replacement to keep your Explorer going in top form. is your one-stop-shop for all of your Ford Explorer parts needs. We stock tailgate struts by leading names such as First Equipment Quality, Stabilus, Sachs and Rhino Pac. Shop with ease knowing that you’re covered by our 30-day return policy.

What is a Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut?

The tailgate on your Ford Explorer is the part on the back of the vehicle that opens and closes for loading cargo, gear, groceries and whatever else you’re using your Explorer to haul. The Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut is a pneumatic part that allows the liftgate glass at the back of your Explorer to lift and hold its position as you load cargo. If the struts fail, the liftgate no longer holds and will come sagging down rather than staying in place.

How much is a Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut? has tailgate struts for your Ford Explorer at a price of around $20 on average. Price variations depend on the brand of part you select as well as your exact Explorer year. Search the large online catalog at to determine the exact price for your replacement tailgate strut.

Can I replace my tailgate struts on my own?

Replacing tailgate struts can be a do-it-yourself job, if you have the proper tools to get the task done right. Your struts may have a Torx-style bolt on the end. If that’s the case, you’ll need to have the proper Torx wrench to remove it. You may need a box wrench and a screwdriver depending on the exact composition of the strut fastenings.

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Reviewer: knight

Fast service and good quality.

1998 Ford Explorer Tailgate Window Strut

Somewhat Satisfied
Reviewer: Clip needs to be on both ends

The struts I got for Hood were right on, rear tailgate needed clips on both ends, I wish I looked closer at picture.

2002 Ford Explorer Tailgate Window Strut

Somewhat Satisfied

With a son who is taking over driving our 2002 Ford Explorer I was attempting to start small with repairs that he could do. Thinking that rear struts on the tailgate window were failing that would be a good starting point. Going to your website, which is solid, I picked out one of the less expensive struts and didn't look closely at the picture, need clips on both ends.

2002 Ford Explorer Tailgate Window Strut

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Reviewer: Allie

super fast shipping, part worked perfectly! thank you!!

2006 Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut

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Reviewer: Fast delivery

Received this product in a few days which was great!!!!

2000 Ford Explorer Tailgate Window Strut

Very Satisfied
Reviewer: Saved my head

After many hours of searching for the hard to find 1999 Ford Explorer rear tailgate window struts. Not tailgate struts as other parts places call.You have 4 in one tailgate these are perfect easy install juust wish gave rod and c clip mine are so rusted and broke put made it happen. This is for the glass guys and gals yes they are correct.

1999 Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut