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Liftgate Latch Adjustment

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Don in Va, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Don in Va

    Don in Va

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    I tried doing a search with no luck....

    When opening my liftgate, the latch on the passengers side hangs up and is difficult to open. Is this difficult to adjust?

    Thanks again guys...

    Don
     
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    Landpimp

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    what kinda a Cruiser? 40, 55, 60 or ?
     
  3. Don in Va

    Don in Va

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    sorry about that....its a 78' fj40 with an earlier hardtop.

    Not a bad set up...just wish the latch didn't stick. The pin pulls in to release, just not enough. :(
     
  4. Vortec62

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    Mine did that 'cause the tub was tweaked. I stacked washers between the hard top and the tub on one side to try to square the hatch opening up. It seemed to help a little.
     
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    Open up the access panel in the back. You have a kind of closehanger wire kindof thing on each side. Each side has two overlapping pieces, which are bound by nut/bolt apparati. You loosen the nuts, adjust the wires to lengthen/shorten, and tighten up again. It is a trial and error sort of thing, but you'll get it.
     
  6. Don in Va

    Don in Va

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    Thanks guys....

    I will be giving that a try. :)