Rear Hatch Rattle??

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It's been like this since i bought it, the hatch doesn't seem to close all the way and rattles horribly off-road and bad while on road, freeway it stays pretty quiet. First i thought it was the panel which was missing a couple of clips, but now i notice that it doesn't seem closed all the way.

Any idea if its a screw that needs to be tightend or do i have to replace the whole latching mechanism
 

xjmoser

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Connect said:
It's been like this since i bought it, the hatch doesn't seem to close all the way and rattles horribly off-road and bad while on road, freeway it stays pretty quiet. First i thought it was the panel which was missing a couple of clips, but now i notice that it doesn't seem closed all the way.

Any idea if its a screw that needs to be tightend or do i have to replace the whole latching mechanism


There is a striker on the bottom of the rear gate opening that can be loosened and moved forward (towards front of jeep) to tighten the door up. It should have 2 torks bolts. Or there are two adjustable stops on both sides of the gate that can be adjusted out to tighten it up.
 

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Hahaha, no i've been sticking to forest service trails with some mud, no rocks yet though :)

And i've gotten stuck in less with my blazer, I love jeeps

Oh yea, Thanks I'll try the stop's first, sounds easier.
 
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