Power Liftgate Weight

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Power Liftgate Weight

Postby azbruce » Fri May 15, 2020 5:18 am

Hi all. I'm in the unhappy position of having to consider a DIY liftgate removal on my 2017 Rogue. Got the removal/installation instructions but would like to know the weight of the power liftgate so I can plan accordingly. Also would appreciate removal/install tips from any who have done this. Thanks.


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Re: Power Liftgate Weight

Postby AZhitman » Fri May 15, 2020 10:12 pm

That sounds like a dealer question... maybe one of our OEM sponsor parts departments will assist.

I can't imagine that being 'common knowledge' but suffice it to say, I'd want to have two strong people at the ready when you undo the hinge bolts.

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Re: Power Liftgate Weight

Postby azbruce » Sat May 16, 2020 5:11 am

AZhitman wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:12 pm
That sounds like a dealer question... maybe one of our OEM sponsor parts departments will assist.

I can't imagine that being 'common knowledge' but suffice it to say, I'd want to have two strong people at the ready when you undo the hinge bolts.

Welcome aboard, keep us posted!
Thanks for the reply! I'm not likely to find an able assistant so I'm thinking of building a simple raised cradle out of 2x4s to support the liftgate at its open height when I detach the spindles. With the spindles detached I'd then detach the hinges from the liftgate and move the cradle and liftgate away to make room to detach the hinges from the body. Then attach new hinges to the body, slide the cradle and liftgate back into position and attach hinges to the liftgate. But, knowing the weight of the power liftgate would help to avoid catastrophe when the cradle takes the weight of the liftgate when the spindles are detached. Wouldn't want to see a pile of lumber on the garage floor with my liftgate sitting on top.

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Re: Power Liftgate Weight

Postby AZhitman » Sun May 17, 2020 10:29 pm

Makes total sense.

Are you replacing the liftgate? Maybe a dumb question, but why is it being removed?

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Re: Power Liftgate Weight

Postby azbruce » Mon May 18, 2020 4:22 am

The liftgate hinges are bent. It doesn't take much imagination to guess how that could have happened in my garage, but the details are a bit embarrassing.

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Re: Power Liftgate Weight

Postby Rogue One » Mon May 18, 2020 5:41 am

Magna International is now producing North America’s first all-thermoplastic olefin liftgate module for the 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover utility vehicle. Magna says the liftgate is unique in that it is made from entirely recyclable materials. It is the first painted outer panel made from thermoplatic olefin. The use of plastic rather than stamped steel makes the assembly 30 per cent lighter, which will contribute to the vehicle’s fuel efficiency, Magna says. The injection mould production of the assembly also allows Magna to manufacture the assembly complete, with all inner trim and reinforcements, as well as running lights and electronics.

The liftgate was developed in collaboration with Nissan and several materials suppliers. Last November it was recognized by the Society of Plastics Engineers as the year’s most innovative use of plastics in the auto industry.

The liftgate assembly is made by Magna Exteriors’ Decostar division in Carrollton, Georgia, and is delivered to Nissan as a module for single-point installation at its Smyrna, Tennessee, assembly plant.

According to Magna, the liftgate is unique in that all materials are fully olefinic and therefore fully recyclable at the end of the vehicle's life, and it features the first painted outer panel made from thermoplastic olefin. The full liftgate assembly, weighing in at 24 kg, is 30% lighter than the stamped steel system used in the 2013 Rogue, which helps contribute to the vehicle's overall fuel economy increase.

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Re: Power Liftgate Weight

Postby azbruce » Mon May 18, 2020 6:11 am

Interesting. That makes the 2014 plastic liftgate about 52 lbs. So if the plastic liftgate is still in production my 2017 power liftgate should weigh a bit more than that. Good information! Thanks

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Re: Power Liftgate Weight

Postby Lone Wolff » Mon May 18, 2020 7:43 pm

As an fyi, basic 2x4 lumber can support an insane amount of weight when properly braced and supported and the load is fairly evenly distributed.


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