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  • November 14, 2019, 02:04:42 PM

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Author Topic: Cracked Liftgate Hinge  (Read 799 times)

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Offline LeesSummitEagle

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Cracked Liftgate Hinge
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:05:43 PM »
In need of help and advise. I noticed a crack in the drivers liftgate hinge. Can this be repaired? I have removed the liftgate struts to relieve pressure on the hinge and
avoiding opening the liftgate. So far the crack had not spread. I have not been able to locate any hinge to replace it. Cannot find a used one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Cracked Liftgate Hinge
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 08:05:50 AM »
You could post a wanted ad in the classifieds section. Someone might have one to sell. Also mabe check to see that it is still tight to the roof.



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Re: Cracked Liftgate Hinge
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 10:10:57 AM »
I have the exact same thing, driver side hinge. Create a saved search for the hinge on eBay. They do pop up from time to time. I only waited a couple weeks before a pair appeared in my inbox.
I have no idea why I wanted a thirty year old car so bad, but it is finally mine.

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Re: Cracked Liftgate Hinge
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 03:19:18 PM »
My post was more of a hint, as i have a few unneeded sets.



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Re: Cracked Liftgate Hinge
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 03:08:52 AM »
It seems like we are all plagued by this terrible part , I also am in the same boat and needing a left & right

Thanks
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Re: Cracked Liftgate Hinge
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 12:31:46 PM »
Im picking up an old sx/4 parts car. I don't need them, if it has a good set ill let ya know. im planning on parting it out as much as possible.

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Re: Cracked Liftgate Hinge
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 02:34:22 PM »
Pretty sure the SX/4's hinges are different than the wagon's. I have one half decent wagon hinge for sale...

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Re: Cracked Liftgate Hinge
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019, 11:58:03 PM »
Thanks for answering my request  ,i really need the drivers side ,is there any cracks ,do not care if there are crome or painted just no cracks 
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Re: Cracked Liftgate Hinge
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 06:58:55 PM »
This is something the previous owner of my Eagle did that does help significantly reduce the outwards load on the hinges. The main bolts are too far back for the thickness of the metal and the load stress will doom them all to fail eventually unless you permanently close the hatch.

He drilled two new holes straight through the hinges and through the body and ran new bolts through. My passenger hinge is cracking, but it's old. After this fix was installed it looks like the fatigue stopped.




This is likely not a perfect repair for already broken hinges but it should go a long way to help partially cracked hinges from failing completely.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2019, 07:05:31 PM by MIPS »

 

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