Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1997-2000 Repair Guide

Liftgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Remove the liftgate upper trim.
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  3. Remove the D-pillar trim.
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  5. Disconnect the liftgate wire harness from the body wire harness.
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  7. Disconnect the rear window washer hose from the spray nozzle.
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  9. Support the liftgate with a suitable lift.
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  11. Remove the screws attaching the support cylinders to the liftgate.
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  13. Using a suitable marker, mark the position of the hinges on the roof panel.
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  15. Carefully pull the headliner down and remove the bolts attaching liftgate hinge to roof panel.
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  17. Remove the liftgate from the vehicle.
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  19. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Fig. Liftgate opening upper trim installation



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Fig. Liftgate hinge installation

ALIGNMENT



The position of the liftgate can be adjusted upward or downward and inward or outward by the use of hinge shims. The liftgate slam bumpers must also be adjusted if liftgate hinges are adjusted. The inward/outward position of each slam bumper is adjusted by the use of shims.

  1. To move the position of the liftgate inward or outward, remove or add shims between the hinge-halves and liftgate.
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  3. To move the position of the liftgate upward or downward, remove or add shims between the hinge-halves and roof panel.
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  5. To move the position of the liftgate slam bumpers inward or outward, remove or add shims between the slam bumper screws and anchors.
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