Hyundai Coupes/Sedans 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Hatch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 1: Hatch assembly- Excel



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Fig. Fig. 2: Hatch assembly- Accent



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Fig. Fig. 3: Hatch assembly- Elantra



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Fig. Fig. 4: Hatch assembly- Tiburon

  1. Disconnect the defroster grid wires and rear wiper wiring. The connectors for the wiper are found behind the quarter panel trim.
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  3. Disconnect the rear washer hose.
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  5. Have an assistant support the hatch. With the hatch fully open, unbolt the hydraulic supports from the hatch and C-pillar.
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CAUTION
Never attempt to unbolt the supports with the hatch closed or even partially closed.

  1. Remove the hinge-to-hatch bolts and lift off the hatch.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the hinge-to-hatch bolts to 20-25 ft. lbs. (28-35 Nm). Lubricate the hatch latch with white lithium or suitable chassis grease.
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ALIGNMENT



  1. Side-to-side and fore-aft positioning can be adjusted by loosening the hinge bolts and moving the hatch as necessary.
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  3. Striker adjustment is made by loosening the striker bolts and moving the striker as necessary.
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