Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Hatchgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2


CAUTION
Do not disconnect a support rod with the hatchgate closed. The support rod pistons are gas-pressurized and could cause damage and/or personal injury if they are removed while the pistons are compressed.

  1. Open and support the hatchgate.
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  3. Remove the hinge-to-roof panel screws.
  4.  
  5. Remove the support rod upper bolts from the rear pillar.
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  7. Remove the hatchgate and support rods from the truck.
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To install:
  1. Position and support the hatchgate in the vehicle opening with the hinge screw holes aligned.
  2.  
  3. Align the support rod bolt holes and install the retaining nuts and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Test the hatchgate and hinge operation. Add spacers for hinge adjustment, if necessary.
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