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rotherdrummer 06-20-2011 07:16 AM

liftgate flipper glass problem
 
it takes 2 or 3 attempts for to close the flipper glass window - does anyone else have this problem? it's like the latch is struggling to catch the window

thanks

dr.lee.baugh 06-20-2011 08:00 AM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
I would try spraying some lubricant into the lock mechanism to see if that frees things up.

I'm not sure how to adjust the latch/lock, but that is what I would check if the above doesn't do it.

thex2 06-20-2011 09:17 AM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
I have to slam mine, but it catches every time... assuming I use enough force.

GR33N D3M0N 06-20-2011 09:36 AM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
just have to use enough force!

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-20-2011 11:14 AM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
hit the gym

TJXJWJ 06-20-2011 12:09 PM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
HA! Yeah, the wife's takes a good bit of muscle to close. More so after the new lift struts I put on. It does seem like it takes too much and you might break the glass sometimes.
It's not as hard in the colder months I've noticed. I think that's the case with any "lift support" though.

rotherdrummer 06-20-2011 12:18 PM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
the thing is, you don't need to slam it. if you close it too gentle it won't work, but if you slam it down it also doesn't work. you have to get the amount of power just right and it takes about 3 to 4 attempts on average! pretty annoying

thex2 06-20-2011 04:12 PM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
sounds like something on yours isn't working properly. If I slam mine, it'll close properly every time. Maybe your latch is stuck open or your button is stuck and is still depressed?

Eurotrash 06-20-2011 06:09 PM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
Mine actually just started doing this too. Like everyone said... more force.

JETLIFE 06-20-2011 08:30 PM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
use the force

viking757 06-21-2011 01:55 AM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
Maybe hitting the mech with some white lithium grease or something would help.. If that doesn't work just slam it till it breaks ;)

DJzrule 06-21-2011 08:56 AM

Re: liftgate flipper glass problem
 
I've never had a problem with mine. Think you guys are overthinking this if you can't use a basic feature on the lift gate. :P


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