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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.

We stock these Tailgate Strut brands for the Ford Explorer: StabilusMonroeSachsRhino PacStrong ArmAPI

Tailgate Struts 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, Escape, Bronco II, F150, Taurus, F250 Super Duty, Explorer Sport, Focus, Escort, F350 Super Duty, Taurus X, Pinto, Mustang, Fairmont, LTD and Granada.

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Stabilus Tailgate Window Strut - for 1998 Ford Explorer - W0133-1631267 Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Stabilus W0133-1631267
Tailgate Window Strut
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Part Number: W0133-1631267
Brand: Stabilus
Notes: For Liftgate Glass
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
OEM
List Price:
$53.62
Our Price: $19.58
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Catalog: A
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1998 Ford Explorer
Stabilus Tailgate Window Strut - for 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer - W0133-1892888 Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Stabilus W0133-1892888
Tailgate Window Strut
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Part Number: W0133-1892888
Brand: Stabilus
Notes: Production: -03/03/2002, For Liftgate Glass
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
OEM
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$50.73
Our Price: $25.58
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Catalog: A
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer To:03-03-02
Stabilus Tailgate Window Strut - for 1999 Ford Explorer - W0133-1631267 Click to Enlarge
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Stabilus W0133-1631267
Tailgate Window Strut
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Part Number: W0133-1631267
Brand: Stabilus
Notes: For Liftgate Glass
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
OEM
List Price:
$53.62
Our Price: $19.58
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1999 Ford Explorer
Monroe Tailgate Strut - for 1999 Ford Explorer - 901211 Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Monroe 901211
Tailgate Strut
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Part Number: 901211
Brand: Monroe
Notes: Max-Lift Lift Support
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$12.98
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Catalog: B
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1999 Ford Explorer
Stabilus Tailgate Window Strut - for 1997 Ford Explorer - W0133-1631267 Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Stabilus W0133-1631267
Tailgate Window Strut
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Part Number: W0133-1631267
Brand: Stabilus
Notes: For Liftgate Glass
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
OEM
List Price:
$53.62
Our Price: $19.58
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1997 Ford Explorer
Stabilus Tailgate Window Strut - for 2001 Ford Explorer - W0133-1631267 Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Stabilus W0133-1631267
Tailgate Window Strut
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Part Number: W0133-1631267
Brand: Stabilus
Notes: For Liftgate Glass
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
OEM
List Price:
$53.62
Our Price: $19.58
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2001 Ford Explorer
Sachs Tailgate Strut - for 1998 Ford Explorer - SG304009 Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Sachs SG304009
Tailgate Strut
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Part Number: SG304009
Brand: Sachs
Notes: Back Glass Lift Support
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$14.18
(1) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle
1998 Ford Explorer
Rhino Pac Tailgate Strut - for 2002 Ford Explorer - 4372 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 4372
Brand: Rhino Pac
Notes: Back Glass Lift Support -- From 03/04/2002//To 05/05/2003
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$11.18
(15) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle
2002 Ford Explorer
Stabilus Tailgate Window Strut - for 1996 Ford Explorer - W0133-1631267 Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Stabilus W0133-1631267
Tailgate Window Strut
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Part Number: W0133-1631267
Brand: Stabilus
Notes: For Liftgate Glass
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
OEM
List Price:
$53.62
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1996 Ford Explorer
Sachs Tailgate Strut - for 1999 Ford Explorer - SG304009 Click to Enlarge
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Sachs SG304009
Tailgate Strut
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Part Number: SG304009
Brand: Sachs
Notes: Back Glass Lift Support
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$14.18
(1) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle
1999 Ford Explorer
Stabilus Tailgate Window Strut - for 2000 Ford Explorer - W0133-1631267 Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Stabilus W0133-1631267
Tailgate Window Strut
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Part Number: W0133-1631267
Brand: Stabilus
Notes: For Liftgate Glass
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
OEM
List Price:
$53.62
Our Price: $19.58
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Catalog: A
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2000 Ford Explorer
Stabilus Tailgate Window Strut - for 2006 Ford Explorer - W0133-1874722 Click to Enlarge
4 Stars
Stabilus W0133-1874722
Tailgate Window Strut
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Part Number: W0133-1874722
Brand: Stabilus
Notes: For Liftgate Glass
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
OEM
List Price:
$39.17
Our Price: $34.58
(1) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
2006 Ford Explorer
Right Stabilus Tailgate Window Strut - for 2005 Ford Explorer - W0133-1874722 Click to Enlarge
4 Stars
Stabilus W0133-1874722
Tailgate Window Strut
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Part Number: W0133-1874722
Brand: Stabilus
Notes: For Liftgate Glass
Position: Right
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground, Overnight, 2 Day
OEM
List Price:
$39.17
Our Price: $34.58
(1) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
2005 Ford Explorer
Monroe Tailgate Strut - for 1996 Ford Explorer - 901211 Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Monroe 901211
Tailgate Strut
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Part Number: 901211
Brand: Monroe
Notes: Max-Lift Lift Support
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$12.98
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Catalog: B
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1996 Ford Explorer
Sachs Tailgate Strut - for 1997 Ford Explorer - SG304009 Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Sachs SG304009
Tailgate Strut
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Part Number: SG304009
Brand: Sachs
Notes: Back Glass Lift Support
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$14.18
(1) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle
1997 Ford Explorer
Monroe Tailgate Strut - for 2002 Ford Explorer - 901625 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 901625
Brand: Monroe
Notes: Max-Lift Lift Support -- To 02 / 02
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$14.98
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Catalog: F
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2002 Ford Explorer
Strong Arm Tailgate Strut - for 2001 Ford Explorer - 4608 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 4608
Brand: Strong Arm
Notes: Back Glass Lift Support
  • Exact fit original equipment design guarantees correct fit and function
  • Engineered and built to meet or exceed original equipment quality standards
  • Individually tested for performance and reliability
  • Hardened, nitride plated steel shaft provides optimal durability
  • Rubber O-ring piston seal prevents leakage for a controlled lift and consistent performance
  • Heavy gauge steel body is electrostatically painted and heat cured to OE specs
  • Self-Cleaning Piston Assembly provides smooth operation and more reliable performance
  • Upper bushing is manufactured with quality precision providing exact fit and promotes longer operating life
  • No special installation tools required
Condition: New
Universal Or Specific Fit: Specific
Shipping Options: Ground
$12.83
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Catalog: H
Vehicle
2001 Ford Explorer
Rhino Pac Tailgate Strut - for 2003 Ford Explorer - 4372 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 4372
Brand: Rhino Pac
Notes: Back Glass Lift Support -- From 03/04/2002//To 05/05/2003
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$11.72
(8) In Stock
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Catalog: T
Vehicle
2003 Ford Explorer
API Tailgate Strut - for 2003 Ford Explorer - Sport Utility 4dr - TFS613148 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 5265-07315419
Brand: API
Notes: Back Glass Lift Support -- Sport Model
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$13.97
(25) In Stock
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Catalog: P
Vehicle Body
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Utility 4dr
Left Sachs Tailgate Strut - for 2004 Ford Explorer - SG304068 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: SG304068
Brand: Sachs
Notes: Back Glass Lift Support -- Left Side to 03/01/04; to 03/01/2004
Position: Left
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$23.72
(1) In Stock
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Catalog: N
Vehicle
2004 Ford Explorer

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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.

PartsGeek.com 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?

PartsGeek.com 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 PartsGeek.com 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.

Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut Reviews
5 of 5
Verified Customer
7/15/13 11:06 PM - USA

Fast service and good quality. - knight

- 1998 Ford Explorer Tailgate Window Strut
4 of 5
Verified Customer
12/15/13 01:19 PM - USA

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

- 2002 Ford Explorer Tailgate Window Strut
4 of 5
Verified Customer
12/16/13 09:05 AM - USA

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. - LOOK AT THE PICTURE

- 2002 Ford Explorer Tailgate Window Strut
5 of 5
Verified Customer
7/21/14 09:51 AM - USA

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

- 2006 Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut
5 of 5
Verified Customer
8/28/14 03:46 PM - USA

Received this product in a few days which was great!!!! - Fast delivery

- 2000 Ford Explorer Tailgate Window Strut
5 of 5
Verified Customer
5/21/15 03:02 PM - USA

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. - Saved my head

- 1999 Ford Explorer Tailgate Strut