Used Jaguar Bootlid Tailgate Strutss For Sale

Used Jaguar Bootlid Tailgate Strutss

All used Jaguar Bootlid Tailgate Strutss listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Jaguar are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Bootlid Tailgate Strutss

The Jaguar bootlid tailgate strut is a rod which forms part of the framework of the bootlid tailgate on the vehicle and is used to hold the tailgate/rear boot up and in place when it's open. 

The Jaguar bootlid tailgate strut is positioned on the side of the boot.  So that the bootlid is held in place evenly and can open with ease, there is also a bootlid tailgate strut on the other side of the boot. With the aid of the bootlid tailgate struts and the action of hinges, the bootlid tailgate opens outwards. 

The Jaguar bootlid tailgate strut use a gas spring mechanism to work, which uses gas inside a cylinder, compressed by a piston, to apply force, which keeps the strut rigid and extended and able to support the weight of the boot while it's open. This mechanism also helps to make opening the boot a smooth and easy operation. The internal mechanisms are housed in a rod which is sealed in an outer casing. 

Loss of gas is the usual cause of failure in the Jaguar bootlid tailgate strut. Damage can occur to the seal, enabling gas to leak out every time the boot is open, i.e. every time the bootlid tailgate struts open and shut. Faulty or broken bootlid  tailgate struts may mean that the boot is hard to open, won't stay open fully or just slams shut again. When replacing the bootlid tailgate struts, buying new Jaguar bootlid tailgate struts will ensure perfect compatibility with the make and model of your car. It's advisable to replace both sides of the bootlid tailgate struts at the same time to make sure the pressure is balanced and equal in both struts.

Jaguar trivia

  • The iconic Jaguar ornament on the bonnet isn't included as standard anymore. Lots of people seem to think it's illegal, but they're not, as long as the ornament is spring-loaded. The jaguar ornament is known in-house as The Leaper, and you can still buy the Leaper as an after-purchase accessory.
  • The 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the most gruelling and famous race events in the world, has been won by Jaguar an astonishing seven times. Their first victory was back in 1951.
  • Steve McQueen was a huge fan of the Jaguar XKSS and even found himself with two driving bans because of his passion for driving fast. He was one of the few people to ever drive an XKSS because only 16 were ever made! McQueen did eventually sell his car, but regretted it immediately and paid more to get it back. The car is now owned by US TV host Jay Leno.
  • Jaguar was bought out by Ford in 1990, but they didn't really capitalise on the investment. Eventually, Ford sold Jaguar to the current owners, the Indian company Tata Motors.
  • Talk about testing your car! Jaguars are put through a very rigorous climate test, where they are first tested in -40 degrees for twelve hours. Once that's done, the cars are then sprayed with water while standing in a 0-degree wind tunnel. That's why they cope so well with British weather.