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2006 R350 manual lift gate shocks replacement

One or both of my shocks have failed so the lift gate no longer stays up. Today I was told by my local MB facility that the estimated cost would be around $1,200 to fix this. The parts are about $350 but the labor to take the inside ceiling down to make the replacment is lengthly and very expensive. Anyone have any other suggestions?
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Anyone have any other suggestions?
Yes, sell the Alabama trash bucket and get a quality car. Rear lift gate shocks normally last 10-15 years on most vehicles (even on Chrysler's without a star on the hood!!!). $1200 is way too much to blow when your airmatic is about the fail shortly. You would be best to avoid all of these repairs and let someone else own the vehicle.
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