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Unread 10-20-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
Mykill73
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Wj Liftgate Actuator Works But Shoots out of Brackets!

I recently replaced my liftgate actuator in my 2004 WJ and it 'actuates' as advertised. Problem is, the actuator arms shoots past the bracket arm, so when I go to lock it, that piece gets hung-up on that same bracket (I think this is why the last one broke). The arm doesn't slide back into the bracket when I go to lock it. I'm having a tough time seeing what to adjust. Any ideas?

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Unread 10-20-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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You did not install the actuator correctly (from what I can tell). It seems like it is not secured on the side opposite the screw which holds it in place.

There are little plastic nubs that need to 'slide in' into the metal bracket on the side opposite the part with the screw.

I just did mine and I wish I had taken a picture to show you, I know it took me a few tries till I got it secured in properly. Once done it should not allow the actuator to swing the arm as far out.
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Unread 11-06-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Thank you sir! I shall check tonight and let you know!
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Unread 11-06-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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That was it! The two little teeth on the back of the actuator had to fit into the bracket just so. I see you replied back in October when I first posted, but I never got an email notification that someone replied to my post, so I never checked! Not your concern I know, but I should have checked sooner! My liftgate is now fixed! Thank you.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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That was it! The two little teeth on the back of the actuator had to fit into the bracket just so. I see you replied back in October when I first posted, but I never got an email notification that someone replied to my post, so I never checked! Not your concern I know, but I should have checked sooner! My liftgate is now fixed! Thank you.
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