Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Tailgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Tailgate check rod cover



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Fig. Fig. 2: Tailgate check rod spacer removal



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Fig. Fig. 3: Tailgate and components

  1. Open the tailgate.
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  3. Unbolt and remove the tailgate stop swing cover.
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  5. Pry out the retainer spacer that secure the tailgate tension spring in the bracket.
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  7. Squeeze the spring and remove it from the bracket.
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  9. Remove the plastic isolator.
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  11. Close the tailgate.
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  13. Remove the tailgate hinge bolts.
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  15. Release the latch and lift out the tailgate.
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  17. Installation is the reverse of removal. Alignment is accomplished by loosening the hinge bolts and moving the closed tailgate to obtain a satisfactory fit.
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