Originally Posted by robbo1
Interesting . One of my electric lifting struts/shocks ball joints popped out yesterday but at the end attached to the car.
The electric motors inside the struts are simple in design, but very complicated in operation. Replacing them requires a lot of set-up and initialization using Techstream and the dealer's laptop. It is NOT a DIY job, as simple as it may seem. If you ever remove the battery, the rear electric hatch must again be reinitialized using the instructions in the owner's manual. That's one of the reasons I changed my mind and cancelled getting a LTD and going with an XLE.