Jeep CJ/Scrambler 1971-1986 Repair Guide

Liftgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

CJ-7

Torx® fasteners are used in this procedure.


CAUTION
Never remove the liftgate supports with the liftgate closed! The supports are under considerable spring tension! After removal, never attempt to disassemble the supports!

  1. Open and support the liftgate.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the defogger wiring.
  4.  
  5. Remove the liftgate-to-supports screws and fold the supports downward.
  6.  
  7. Remove the hinges-to-liftgate screws and lift off the liftgate.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse of removal. Check alignment.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Liftgate components, only on hardtop equipped models

ALIGNMENT



CJ-7

Torx® fasteners are used in this procedure.


CAUTION
Never remove the liftgate supports with the liftgate closed! The support are under considerable spring tension! After removal, never attempt to disassemble the supports!

  1. Open and support the liftgate.
  2.  
  3. Remove the liftgate-to-supports screws and fold the supports downward.
  4.  
  5. Remove the hinges-to-liftgate screws and lift off the liftgate.
  6.  

Don't disconnect the release cables from the latches.

  1. Loosen the hinge attaching screws.
  2.  
  3. Close the liftgate and move it to obtain a satisfactory fit.
  4.  
  5. Open the liftgate and tighten the liftgate-to-hinge screws.
  6.  
  7. Install the latches and supports.
  8.  

 
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