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#1 adz83

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:11 PM

Hey everyone, i have a mk2 Focus with a rattly tailgate when going over a rough surface. It can be cured by putting tape around the striker plate for the catch but this wears away over time. Is there a permanent cure fo the problem?

 

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:13 PM

does the striker plate feel loose at all generally? have you tried re-securing it?



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:58 PM

no it feels fine, just it seems to allow the tailgate to move around too much hence the rattle.



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:10 AM

Probably just need to realign the lock.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:30 AM

How would i go about doing that?

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:11 PM

basically you need to take the plastic cowling off the bootlid, and then get at the nuts, loosen then amd realign it, then tighten them back up.



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