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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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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.

Monroe Max Lift Hatchback Lifts
 

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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.
BTW I was a member awhile back but I seem to have been canceled, probably for not signing on. Before the 2005 6, I had a 95 626 which was flooded. Not seriously, only problem was the motorized seat belt module which was under the passenger seat. They wanted more for a new one than the car was worth. Probably could have gotten a used, but my G/F wante me to get a new car. In it's 176,000 miles, I was the only one who worked on it after the 1000 mi oil changehe. The real reason I sold it was I wanted her riding behind an air bag.
 

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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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Hmm, I ordered some from Rockauto.com last week, but they had the part number 901382. These were the only "Monroe" hatch lifts that they had listed for the 6 5dr. Do I need to send these back or will they work?
 

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Don't worry guys, it is longer than the stock stabilis ones, but it installs just fine. You just have to push the hatch up a higher, and remove both at the same time when installing. Just prop it up temporary or get someone to hold you... takes max 5 minutes to swap them out.
That's great news. I order my 901518's last night so hopefully I'll have them in time to install this weekend.
 

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Just received my 2 901518's - also installed in about 5 minutes. This makes such a huge difference, I actually have to push the hatch down to shut it now!
 

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I ordered mine from CarParts.com. They arrived the next day. $16.90 each and with shipping, handling and tax it came to $45.01.
The hardest part was figuring out how to hold up the hatch. I used a push broom.
 
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