Fixing Your Liftgate

Regardless of which manufacturer made it, hydraulic lifters are prone to failure. Examine the area around your hydraulic lifter for signs of fluid leaks that have been there long enough to cause corrosion, which is nearly always the reason that the liftgate will not work when you operate it. Here’s how to go about Anthony liftgate troubleshooting.

Disassembly of a hydraulic lift gate can be very difficult and should only be attempted by those with adequate automotive knowledge. If your vehicle has been in an accident, or if it is a new vehicle that you believe has had a fluid leak for some time, there are several things you can do to attempt to repair the hydraulic lifter:

Visually inspect the area around your liftgate hydraulic line for signs of fluid leaks, like puddles or wet spots in places you would expect fluid to be present. If you find damp areas or have a very high probability of fluid leaks, first make sure your liftgate is closed.

Then, clean the porous areas with the appropriate cleaner.  The key here is to thoroughly clean the area around your hydraulic lifter and anywhere else you suspect fluid leakage to have occurred. In addition to cleaning the part, spray cleaner into all components of the assembly, including cylinders and seals.

Anthony liftgate troubleshooting

Take a wide-head screwdriver or similar object and scrape away corrosion from the area around your hydraulic lifter. See what you can reach and gently scrape away any corrosion that is readily visible.

In some cases, internal corrosion/rust will prevent the operation of your hydraulic lift gate. If fluid has been leaking into the cylinder for a long time, it can prevent the cylinder from turning and operating your lift gate. If this is the case, you may need to call in a professional to repair it for you.