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Land Rover Discovery: Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks Tailgate Alignment

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ADJUSTMENT

NOTE:

Some variation in the illustrations may occur, but the essential information is always correct.

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks tailgate alignment

With the liftgate closed, check the alignment of the liftgate to the roof panel and bodyside panel. The liftgate should be central in its aperture.

Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).

Remove the rear spoiler.

Refer to: Rear Spoiler (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks tailgate alignment

Loosen, but do not remove the liftgate hinge bolts.

NOTES:

  • Make sure that the tailgate is flush with the fender at point 1.
  • Make sure that the tailgate is recessed by 1.5 mm in relation to the fender, at point 2.

Vehicle specific information and tolerance checks tailgate alignment

Position the liftgate central to the aperture.

Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).

Tighten the liftgate hinge bolts.

Torque: 24 Nm

Install the spoiler.

Refer to: Rear Spoiler (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

Check for correct operation of the liftgate, and if necessary adjust the liftgate striker.

Refer to: Liftgate Striker Adjustment (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, General Procedures).

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