Dodge Omni/Horizon/Rampage 1978-1989 Repair Guide

Hatchback

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Hatchback Assembly
  1. Remove the hatchback in the full open position.
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  3. Mark the outline of the hinges on the hatchback.
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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the hatchback, hinge and latch assembly

  1. Apply masking tape to the undersurface of the door and the rear edge of the roof to prevent damage during removal.
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  3. Remove the lift prop fasteners, then remove the lift props.
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  5. With an assistant, take off the hinge-to-hatchback fasteners, then remove the hatchback.
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  7. Reverse the procedure to install. Use a rope type sealer to seal the hinges to the gate.
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Hatchback Props
  1. Support the hatchback on the side that is to be removed.
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  3. Remove the lift prop fasteners from the hatchback and body, then remove the prop.
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To install:

  1. Attach and tighten the lift prop to the body and hatchback lid.
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  3. Remove the support, check that it is secure, then lower the hatchback.
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