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S211.222; Automatic tailgate not opening

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Oddih, May 21, 2020.

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    The automatic tailgate does not open. It starts to open, but then stops just after a few centimetres, as if the motor is not strong enough to open it completely.
    Any suggestions what might be the problem?
    Video: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LKcnq327TCk5enu2GOQ_RCr1E5qBJqeU
     
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    Hello and welcome

    Lubrication of the hinges required
     
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    Thanks, that was what I hoped for. However, where to apply lubrication is not trivial (see image):)
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    You will need to oil the hinges and the balljoint on the end of the motor pushrod shaft which from your photo appears to be covered with a cap. I don’t suppose those parts ever see any maintenance be prepared to put plenty of oil on the hinges (you may need to apply several times as the hinges are now tight) I find engine oil works best
     
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    As per above, I'd look to remove the plastic trim cover to really get some oil into the hinge and shaft end.
     
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    Well done on getting it to work but ...

    I'd want something a little more lasting than WD40 ..... ;)
     
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    You are probably right.
    This is what I've got, which one would be appropriate?
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    WD40 will clean it but not lubricate it for very long. You can get quite a few decent oils in spray cans with a tube. I use silicone grease and lubricant on my key locks and roof mechanism.
     
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    The spray grease :)
     
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