What do they call trunk lid shock absobers?


Asked by Mar 26, 2014 at 07:41 PM about the 2011 Ford Taurus SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The two shock trunk lid absorbers on my wife's 2011 Taurus no longer work and I want to replace them. I have searched for these, but apparently I am using the wrong name. How/ where do I find replacements and how are they removed and replaced?

3 Answers

Mark Grignon

They're just called lift supports. You can find them online at a decent price. They are specific to the vehicle as far as size, so make sure you get the correct ones. Typically they come off by removing a snap clip where it attaches at both ends. It's a ball/socket type fitting. Once the spring clip is removed apply pressure pulling it or use a screw driver padded with a rag and pry it off.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Mark First time using cargurus. Much better than paying list price for the parts and $75 per hour to install them which I can do myself Thanks. Ron the Model T Ignition Coilman

Mark Grignon

You got it Ron! good luck!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 23,071 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $1,400.


Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,230
#2 lightGear
Reputation 1,770
#3 dandyoun
Reputation 1,690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion"
1,405 Great Deals out of 79,122 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Impala"
948 Great Deals out of 35,754 listings starting at $700
Used Dodge Charger"
641 Great Deals out of 29,902 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer"
1,334 Great Deals out of 71,681 listings starting at $300
Used Chrysler 300"
568 Great Deals out of 21,020 listings starting at $1,490
Used Ford F-150"
3,180 Great Deals out of 216,371 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Mustang"
717 Great Deals out of 41,256 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Accord"
1,269 Great Deals out of 77,637 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,146 Great Deals out of 72,632 listings starting at $695
Used Toyota Camry"
1,585 Great Deals out of 98,102 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Focus"
1,172 Great Deals out of 56,884 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Edge"
1,165 Great Deals out of 49,964 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Altima"
1,373 Great Deals out of 87,444 listings starting at $1,195
Used Nissan Maxima"
457 Great Deals out of 24,109 listings starting at $800
Used Lincoln MKS"
93 Great Deals out of 2,868 listings starting at $5,900

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
4,554 listings starting at $20,288
2015 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 556 listings starting at $13,490
2014 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 623 listings starting at $9,995
2013 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 711 listings starting at $8,995
2012 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 370 listings starting at $6,990