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Power tailgate on 2007 rx350 will not stay open

When using the key fob OR button on dash the gate opens. beeps, and starts to close. Pushing the bottom as soon as gate reverses gets it to reverse and must do this several times until it stops in the open position. THE LONG BOTTON ABOVE THE LICENSE PLATE MAKES NOISE BUT WILL NOT OPERATE THE GATE.

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  • Carl Volk
    Carl Volk Nov 24, 2018

    Turned off power struts hold fine. What next?

  • Peter Schmidt
    Peter Schmidt Nov 25, 2018

    On manual mode did the tailgate raise easily and really stay in the open position nicely...or do you think it took less down force to close? I ask since it still might be the struts. Has it gotten colder where you live? ... the struts work better in hotter climates. There are a number of web posts talking about this issue and dealerships at times do not do a real great job diagnosing the issue. With your exact symptom of auto raising and then reversing ... some dealerships said it was the struts and others said it was the motor starting to go bad. Some had success for awhile lubricating the strut rod with silicon ... while others indicated it made things worse (tailgate would not stay up at all in either mode)
    Good luck on your troubleshooting ...sorry I could not be more specific

  • Carl Volk
    Carl Volk Nov 25, 2018

    I will replace struts-less expensive than alternative



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With the age of this vehicle, there is a good chance that the hydraulic struts can no longer easily lift, and keep the tailgate open...even though the electronics work OK.

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