3. Rear Gate
A: REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
¼ Be careful not to scratch coated surfaces of
vehicle body and window glass during
removal. Place a cloth over the affected area.
¼ Be careful not to damage trim panels.
¼ Use an assistant when handling heavy parts.
¼ Be careful not to damage or lose small parts.
1. REAR GATE ASSEMBLY
1) Remove rear gate inner handle (A) from rear
gate and then detach trim panel.
Be careful not to damage clips or their holes.
2) Disconnect connectors and terminal.
3) Disconnect rear washer hose from wiper motor.
4) If disconnected harness is re-used, tie connec-
tor with a string and place on the upper side of rear
gate for ready use.
Do not forcefully pull cords, lead wires, etc.
since damage may result; carefully extract
them in a wavy motion while holding connec-
5) Remove both rubber ducts and then extract
washer hose and harness connector.
6) Gas stay:
(1) Completely open rear gate.
(2) Remove bolts which hold gas stay to rear
¼ Be careful because rear gate drops while
removing bolts. Have an assistant support it
while removing bolts.
¼ Be sure to place a folded cloth between rear
gate and body to prevent scratches.
7) Remove the bolts which hold rear gate to hinge
and then detach rear gate.
8) General precautions in handling rear gate gas
stay are as follows.
¼ Do not attempt to disassemble gas stay
because its cylinder is filled with gas.
¼ Before discarding gas stay, place it at a
slight angle with the cylinder body side facing
up and drilla2to3mm(0.08 to 0.12 in) dia.
hole to completely discharge the content. (Gas
is odorless, colorless and harmless; however,
metal powder may come out of the hole.)
¼ It is good practice to place a vinyl sack over
it before drilling the hole because oil may spurt
out. Be careful to prevent the vinyl cover from
becoming entangled on the drill.
¼ Be careful not to scratch the exposed sec-
tion of piston rod or allow oil or paint to come
in contact with it.
5-2 [W3A0] SERVICE PROCEDURE
3. Rear Gate