Mazda Trucks 1987-1993 Repair Guide

Liftgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



MPV

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
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  3. Open the tailgate.
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  5. Disconnect the wiring connector.
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  7. Disconnect the washer hose.
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  9. Remove the strut-to-tailgate bolts.
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  11. Match mark the hinge position.
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  13. Support the tailgate and remove the hinge bolts. Lift off the tailgate.
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  15. To install, position the liftgate and install the mounting bolts. Torque the hinge-to-tailgate bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm); the strut-to-tailgate bolts to 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 1: MPV liftgate mounting

Navajo

See Figure 2

The liftgate glass should not be open while the liftgate is open. Make sure the window is closed before opening the liftgate.

  1. Open the liftgate door.
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  3. Remove the upper rear center garnish molding.
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  5. Support the door in the open position and disconnect the liftgate gas cylinder assist rod assemblies.
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  7. Carefully move the headliner out of position and remove the hinge-to-header panel attaching nuts.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Navajo liftgate and hinge mounting

  1. Remove the hinge-to-liftgate attaching bolts and remove the complete assembly.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the liftgate hinge as necessary.
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ALIGNMENT



MPV

Both the striker and hinge bolt holes are made so that the striker and hinges can be moved to permit proper engagement and fit. Tighten the striker bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm); the hinge bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).

Navajo

The liftgate glass should not be open while the liftgate is open. Make sure the window is closed before opening the liftgate.

The liftgate can be adjusted slightly in or out and side to side by loosening the hinge-to-header nut or bolt. Some up and down adjustment can be accomplished by loosening the hinge bolts on the liftgate and moving the gate up or down. The liftgate should be adjusted for even and parallel fit with adjoining panels.

 
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