Q: Hydraulic lift gate not working

asked by on February 11, 2016

The heavy-duty hydraulic lift gate is not working.

The lift gate could have many problems that might cause it not to work. I would recommend taking the truck to the lift gate manufacturer or the dealership to have them look over the problem. They will have all the diagrams for the system that aren’t readily available for most to get.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Check Engine Light

If your vehicle's check engine light illuminates, there is a malfunction that should be diagnosed and repaired. If the check engine light is flashing, that means there is a serious fault, such as cylinder misfiring, that requires immediate repair. Misfiring,...

Dirty fuel? Van not responding, engine making weird noise and cutting out

Hi Claire, It sounds like you may have popped a fuel pump relay. I would suggest checking the relays in the fuse box under the hood to see if the fuel pump fuse is burnt. When turning the key to...

My vehicle has problems when accelerating and it makes like some kind explosions.

You should have the fuel pressure checked first and then scan the computer for any codes and have them repaired as needed. The lack of power may be a low fuel pressure or clogged fuel filter problem. If these are...

Manual transmission won't go into any gears.

Hi there. It is possible that the transmission may have gotten into the wrong gear at the wrong time and could have damaged that counter shaft or the main shaft in the transmission. First drain the oil from the transmission...

What does the “Low tire pressure” warning mean on the message center?

Your car’s Tire Pressure Monitoring system (TPMS) is responsible for making sure that all four tires have the right amount of air in them. If one of the tires is low, it turns on the Low Tire Pressure light on...

Why does my truck misfire in third gear 1999 Ford F-150

Hello If you are getting a random misfire code at higher speeds then you may have a fuel system issue or an air flow problem. I would usually test the fuel pressure to make sure that the pump is fine...

Convertible top fluid brand

Hello there. When checking the fluid, the top must be in the service position for an accurate reading. This should show the fluid level at the proper level once the top is in the service position. The bolt and...

Why is my 2007 FORD 500 accelerates when I turn the steering wheel in the Drive or Reverse unintentionally and make the car jumps

You should have the computer tested for codes and then have the steering checked to see if there is a steering or engine issue with idle since it is normal for the engine to increase the idle when it senses...

Engine code p0430

It may be possible that the fuel tank fuel injection additive has caused the catalyst to not be able to clean the chemical you put in out of the exhaust stream causing the catalyst sensor to not work correctly. As...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Carpenter
If If you're a carpenter, and working for someone else, the best used car is whatever you like that gets you to work on time and holds your tools – in short, practically any used car will do. If you...
How Car Keypad Locks Work
Pioneered Pioneered by Ford, keypads let you lock, unlock without keys Pioneered by Ford, keypad door systems began appearing on high-end car and SUV products in the early 1980s. Ford took advantage of the then-new digital computer revolution – the...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Athletic Coach
If If you are an athletic coach, you need a used vehicle with tons of room to transport gear. Once in awhile, you may have to take a player or two along with you as well. What this means is...