Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Box (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.094), MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.194)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on MERCEDES-BENZ VITO 1 (W638) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Tailgate Struts for VITO Bus (638) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
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Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
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Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Electrical motor, tailgate on MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.194)
MERCEDES-BENZ VITO Bus (638) 112 CDI 2.2 (638.194)
Tools
Replacement: tailgate struts – Mercedes Vito W638. List of the tools you'll need:
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
Replacement: tailgate struts – Mercedes Vito W638. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Right and left gas struts of the boot lid should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left gas struts of the boot lid.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: tailgate struts – Mercedes Vito W638. Recommended sequence of steps:
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