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Hatch lift cyls

Hello All! I need to replace the lift cylinders in my 2005 6 hatchback. The factory cylinders were replaced on warranty and the replacements, made by Stabilus didn't last much longer. They are labeled R & L and have separate part numbers. Onlinemazdaparts.com seems to have different parts for right and left and for cars with & without a spoiler. Stabilus' web site has only one part #, 018006. Monroe also has only one #, 901518. Since the dealer parts haven't given me much luck, does anyone have any experience or suggestions? Thanks very much!

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Since the dealer parts arent working out too well for ya, try the monroe ones. Im sure there are other manufacturers out there too.

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Yea mine are getting ready to go out here soon too. in the winter(now) they sure dont like to hold up the hatch very well if you have any luck with your new cyclinders please post what brand you had went with. thanks
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Mine dont hold up the hatch well eithor. I usually make my wife get groceries out of the trunk whenver its really cold out because of this LMAO.
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They are really not that expensive to replace. I replaced mine a year ago with Monroe replacements and they are *much* better than the stock Stabilus ones.

The Stabilus ones would squeel in the winter. The Monroe Max Lift ones do not, and are super strong, and have not failed me, even at -9 celcius.

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Thanks, Monroe it is. I'll let you know how they work but the real answer won't come until next winter, at least.
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The Monroe's came in a few days ago. They're the correct part # but are about 1/2 inch longer than the ones in the car now. Monroe said they "should work." I'll have to disconnect both of the old ones to be able to raise the deck slightly more to get them in, meaning I'll need help by someone strong enough to hold it up alone. I was hoping to only have to disconnect one at a time so my g/f could help. I'll keep you posted but don't know when. Thanks again everyone!

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The Monroe's came in a few days ago. They're the correct part # but are about 1/2 inch longer than the ones in the car now. Monroe said they "should work." I'll have to disconnect both of the old ones to be able to raise the deck slightly more to get them in, meaning I'll need help by someone strong enough to hold it up alone. I was hoping to only have to disconnect one at a time so my g/f could help. I'll keep you posted but don't know when. Thanks again everyone!
If I remember, I had to do the same thing. What I did was just use a hockey stick to hold it up.

Its actually better that its longer because I find it is more sturdy.
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I'm going to give them a try as well, my hatch stays up unless it is cold. I have been meaning to change them out for a while now, thanks for posting the part number.

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