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    Power Liftgate Help (First Gen)

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    Got home Friday after work, press the liftgate button, and all I hear is bangin' and clangin'; the ballmount tore out and cracked the interior panel.....







    Now to find somebody to weld the ballmount back in place.
    Can anybody with a first gen confirm that this ballmount comes out at 90 degrees? Either an image or a verbal confirmation? The only reference I have is this image I got from Facebook of a similar repair:




    This one appears to be at quite an angle, but it also is only tacked into place, so I suspect it isn't the final repair.
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    Bump. Help?
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    Anybody? Lil help here.
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    I don't have a first gen cx-9, but scoured auto trader for photos that might help you. To me it looks like the ball mount is mounted horizontally (or almost horizontally towards the passenger side).

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    Youri, thank you for your efforts. I did the same type of thing. Pretty sure I've seen every liftgate image on the net. LOL

    I really need a close up of the mount to confirm/deny my thoughts.
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    Sorry for the late reply.... i'm sending you a pm for email. I'm happy to send photos of mine.
    p.s. several years back this was a more prevailing topic. Seems like people who used the button a lot to close the gate had this happen eventually.
    The metal on the liftgate shell fatigues and the ball & thread tears out. Your options are a complete liftgate replacement, or find a body shop
    that is good at welding and will work with you to fabricate a solution to straighten the gate and weld the ball back in place somehow.

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    I replied to your PM helbigtw. I have a few mechanic friends, so one of them will easily repair this for me. We just need to confirm how the ballmount sits. Can't wait to get this fixed.
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