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Old 08-27-2013, 07:43 AM
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Re: Powerlift Gate Handle bowed

I wonder if your Jeep wouldn't start and they had a couple on the lot that wouldn't start, would they conclude it must be normal?


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Old 08-27-2013, 09:59 AM
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Re: Powerlift Gate Handle bowed

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I wonder if your Jeep wouldn't start and they had a couple on the lot that wouldn't start, would they conclude it must be normal?
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I am not going to even answer that because I am sure I know what would happen,

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Symptom/Vehicle Issue: Liftgate exterior handle has a gap to the body.

Diagnosis: Inspect the fitment of the handle to the liftgate. If a gap is present such as the picture below proceed to the repair procedure section.
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Re: Powerlift Gate Handle bowed

I have this gap to. It was made worse by a piece of white styrofoam wedged in the gap. I got the styrofoam out and the gap shrunk some. Not perfect though. I'll bring it up Thursday when it goes in for attempt #3 to fix my steering bump issue and the no ac on remote start issue.
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That fails, there are many other great ways to embarrass your dealer if he is local but I won't be posting them here....
So, WillX, where will you be posting them?
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Re: Powerlift Gate Handle bowed

Any real risk with leaving this as is until I go in for my next oil change? Noticed someone say they were concerned about water getting in and upsetting stuff?
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Re: Powerlift Gate Handle bowed

Sure if water got in there and messed with the button for the liftgate it may lead to problems. That's about all i can think of....anyone else
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Sure if water got in there and messed with the button for the liftgate it may lead to problems. That's about all i can think of....anyone else
I haven't had any problems and my Jeep sits in my driveway. We had lots of heavy rain since and no water issues. My gap is minimal. I forgot about it.
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Re: Powerlift Gate Handle bowed

Just checked and my hatch handle is perfectly fine. The guys on the line must have been awake the day that they assembled mine because, so far, I have no fitment issues.
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Re: Powerlift Gate Handle bowed

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Sure if water got in there and messed with the button for the liftgate it may lead to problems. That's about all i can think of....anyone else
I think it was posted that the piece that is adjustable has nothing to do with keeping water out. It is easily adjustable as the holes that the screws go through are over sized to allow for alignment. It's more a visual thing that many would not notice if they didn't read about it first.

That said, if anyone feels uncomfortable doing it themselves, the dealer should be addressing this issue.


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I think it was posted that the piece that is adjustable has nothing to do with keeping water out. It is easily adjustable as the holes that the screws go through are over sized to allow for alignment. It's more a visual thing that many would not notice if they didn't read about it first.

That said, if anyone feels uncomfortable doing it themselves, the dealer should be addressing this issue.


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This is sort of what I figured after reading the adjustment procedure, I figured it really couldnt be a water tight scenario, but then again I figured... what do I know?

Knock on wood, this is the only fitment issue I've seen on mine.
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I haven't had any problems and my Jeep sits in my driveway. We had lots of heavy rain since and no water issues. My gap is minimal. I forgot about it.
If water is getting in there, where it's not designed to, It's WAY too soon to cause damage.

Problems like this will rear their head years out.

Like when the button stops working or rots your lift gate out.
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