Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Liftgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Liftgate removal/installation



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Fig. Fig. 2: Liftgate and components


CAUTION
Never remove the liftgate supports with the liftgate closed! The support cylinders are operated under high pressure. 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 retaining clips at both ends of each support.
  6.  
  7. Pull the support cylinders off of the ball studs.
  8.  
  9. Remove the hinges-to-liftgate screws and lift off the liftgate.
  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Check alignment.
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