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    Robround is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 07 Escalade esv
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    Corpus Christi TX

    Auto lift gate

    I was woundering if anyone out there had problems with you lift gate. Mine will open go half way and then go back closed. And then it will try an open again. Some time it will open and then go back closed on its own. Does anyone have any idea what is going on. Please help just don't want one of my kids getting hit or stuck inbetween the gate and the bumper.


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    blackex is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2007 Cadillac Escalade Base
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    Troy, Michigan

    Re: Auto lift gate

    Sounds like possibly the lift gate struts could be wore out and need to be replaced since they help lift the tail gate when opening. I haven't had this issue before so i'm not entirely sure.

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    hcvone is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
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    Re: Auto lift gate

    As said above it sounds like the strut supports, they can be removed and tested, and they are not that expensive if that is the issue

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    Re: Auto lift gate


    Welcome to the forum! Sorry that these troubles with your lift gate seem to have brought you here, but it looks like you've already gotten some great input from blackex and hcvone.

    If you decide that you want to get this checked into by a service center and need assistance locating a dealership in your area, we're here to help. Please send us your ZIP code.

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    LowNslow is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Auto lift gate

    Mine did the same. struts were TOAST!!! Replaced them with a set off ebay & works just like new.

    Open the hatch manually & see if it stays open(be careful, when I did this...almost lost my noggin, hatch came down with vengeance!)

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