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#1 Old 01-09-2007, 03:18 PM
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Rear Hatch Adjustments?

Is there any way to adjust the rear hatch locking mechanism?
Ive noticed as I navigate thru some of the WORST roads on the eastern seaboard (NY-NJ), my rear hatch is getting very noisy.

I have already taken the rear covering off to expose the lock and motor but could not find anyway to "tighten things up".

Each bump gets a nasty vibration cause I can hear the rear gate
"bounce" against the lock and anchor (if thats what it's called).
Sometimes I just turn the volume up on the radio to drown out the noise when hitting rough streets.

Any suggestions on this??

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Have you tried turning the rubber bumpers on each side of the hatch- they should screw in/out to allow for some adjustment in a hatch thats too loose/tight.

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There are two ways to "tighten" the door.

The first is to adjust the body-mounted latch. The second way is to back-out the four rubber bumpers that are located around the door opening.

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WOW!

Thank you for the quick response.
I didn't know the four rubbers were part of the adjustment.

Now about the "striker". I disassembled it up to where the striker is
bolted on to the frame with screws. Am I to understand that what the striker is bolted onto can be moved for/aft and left/right?

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Am I to understand that what the striker is bolted onto can be moved for/aft and left/right?
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According to the Nissan Service Manual the striker, once loosened, is free to move in all four directions, as noted in the diagram I posted. My guess is that the movement is fairly limited. I recommend initially using the four bumpers to take up the "slop".

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Re: Re: WOW!

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According to the Nissan Service Manual the striker, once loosened, is free to move in all four directions, as noted in the diagram I posted. My guess is that the movement is fairly limited. I recommend initially using the four bumpers to take up the "slop".

-njjoe
Yes, it's VERY limited. I tried this, and it would move back to original position every time I tightened the screws/bolts.

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Yup!!

I tried that the other day and just as Tyler stated, the striker moved right back to it's original position.

i will definitely try the four bumpers tomorrow' cause I ran out of time fussing with the striker and had to meet an urgent appointment.

tmnjmurano, Tyler, njjoe thanks a bunch!

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Wow. This is a great forum. My liftgate plate fell into the unibody and was planning to take it to a bodyshop for them to remove the back bumper and re-attach. This post just saved me some bucks as I plan to fix it tonight
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Wow. This is a great forum. My liftgate plate fell into the unibody and was planning to take it to a bodyshop for them to remove the back bumper and re-attach. This post just saved me some bucks as I plan to fix it tonight
In place of a plastic stick if you want, just get yourself a pocket telescoping pick-up tool ($5-7) at Auto Zone, Walmart, etc.. Use it to reach through the hole and magnetically grab the fastening plate and raise it up so you can reinstall the bolt(s).




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