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$600-$1,000 for a lift gate that is ALSO cracked? SERIOUSLY???

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by 2002GreyHD150, July 12, 2011.

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  1. 2002GreyHD150

    2002GreyHD150 Active Member

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    Wife just called 15 minutes ago... cracked liftgate let go... class action law suit is billions of minutes from anything....

    www.car-part.com all over the USA... "cracked".. "Broken"... "less than perfect"... back glass... $400 was the low $$.... WTF!!!!

    Ok Ford... I can honestly say in 30 years of loyal ownership you have done pissed me off!

    ugh...

    Rob
     
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  3. lynnboy021

    lynnboy021 Active Member

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    lol rob you think ford cares about you? ford made me spend alot of money i dont have on a damn tranny 3 times. so ya ford does not care about me too.
     
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    It's a very common thing. I have seen a lot of them crack after and have them come back saying that I cracked it somehow only to explain that it is a defect. Definitely sorry but you are not alone whether that's a good or a bad thing.
     
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    The Heat cycling is what causes the plastic to break because it is glued to the liftgate. The part is very reasonable if I remember correctly, only like 100 bucks but needs paint, install and new emblems so it adds up fast.
     
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    I replaced mine for under $200 with new part and paint. part is approx $135 shipped and i had my sprayed OEM color by a body shop for $50. remove the old, apply the new and reused the ford emblem.

    yeah it is a very common issue and kind of annoying, but do some research and you'll find it can be a reasonable repair.

    **however, maybe I misunderstood your post, did the glass break, or just the plastic? if the glass broke, yeah you're into some cash.
     
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    Is this the hinges that cracked ($135) sounds like it, because the entire asy, glasss & all is $$$
     

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