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Unread 01-26-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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CJ Liftgate seal

I just replaced the liftgate seal and tailgate seal on my 86 CJ. After doing so the stinking liftgate won't latch. I guess after years of a squished seal, the new one is just too thick to close. Any tips around this. I guess I will have to trim the seal or shim adjust the strikers somehow. Help.

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Unread 01-26-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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i did the same a few months ago. interested in the answer too. right now i let the liftgate down a just have to give a gentile nudge in on each corner to let the latch seat. got a great seal now tho!

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Unread 01-26-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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i just push gently on mine a little to set the latches... after 2 years it still hasn't "broken in" but i know there is one spot on my jeep where water is not getting in......
whatever you do dont slam it....you'll end up (hopefully) catching your rear glass as it pops out into your jeep...
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Unread 01-27-2010, 09:09 PM   #4
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I. Ended up putting some shims behind the latches attached to the liftgate. That gave me a little space and they seem to work well. We will see how it seals in rain.
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