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Power Liftgate Motor Replacement?

Has anybody replaced their power liftgate motor? Mine isn't working as it should and I'm considering replacing it. I found the motor, new, for only about $165 plus shipping so I'm wondering if- a) Is it easy to replace? b) Does it need to be programmed/flashed by the dealer after installation?

My liftgate isn't opening with the push of the button on the remote or the overhead console. When I push either one it unlatches but it doesn't lift, then it latches/locks again. It's almost as if it doesn't have enough power to lift it so it just gives up and latches.

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Download the service manual. It's available on the last page of this thread. https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...t=26673&page=6

I downloaded it the other day and skimmed through it and remember seeing a section on the lift gate. Sorry I can't help much more than that.
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Download the service manual. It's available on the last page of this thread. https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...t=26673&page=6

I downloaded it the other day and skimmed through it and remember seeing a section on the lift gate. Sorry I can't help much more than that.
Awesome! Thank you. That's a great start.

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So I looked through the service manual and unfortunately didn't see anything on replacing the liftgate motor. I guess I'll have take a peek on a weekend and see what it looks like.

Thanks for the link on the Service Manual though. That'll eventually come in handy.

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