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Tailgate Pissin Me Off

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by daleearnhardt01, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. daleearnhardt01

    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

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    Well my tailgate rattles to death. All I hear if I have the stereo down is rattle rattle boom boom from the tailgate. Ive ordered a new latch for the left side since it wasnt latchin.( I could pull the gate open without using the handle) Is there a way to make the gate close a bit tighter or maybe a place to put rubber or somethin to shut it up? Thanks for the help /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. R72K5

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    there originally should been rubber bumper stoppers
     
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    Where do these rubber stoppers go? MIne rattles and squeaks ALOT! but it opens and closes like normal. I dont have those torsion bar things so its heavy as hell lol.
     
  4. daleearnhardt01

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    Com'on now, anybody got any ideas on how to stop the rattle and squeekin? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Is it rattling because it is not closing tightly or because there is something loose inside the tailgate?
     
  6. daleearnhardt01

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    Its not closing tightly. I have to slam it shut really really hard if not I can just pull it open without using the handle. Tonight I was greasin up my window regulator and I started messin with the rods. Would the rods be making the latches not catch or do you think the latches are just worn out. I ordered a new drivers side on Friday from Chevrolet but I didnt order a passenger side /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     

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