Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Liftgate latch. Liftgate latch striker. Liftgate weatherstrip

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Body > Body component service > Removal and installation > Liftgate latch. Liftgate latch striker. Liftgate weatherstrip

Liftgate latch

REMOVAL

(1) Raise liftgate.

(2) Remove liftgate trim panel.

(3) Remove screws attaching latch to liftgate (Fig.

92).

(4) Disconnect rod from latch.

(5) Disconnect power lock connector from handle, if equipped.

(6) Remove latch from liftgate.

Fig. 92 Liftgate Latch
Fig. 92 Liftgate Latch

1 - POWER ACTUATOR
2 - LIFTGATE LOCK
3 - OUTSIDE HANDLE
4 - OUTSIDE HANDLE TO LATCH ROD
5 - LIFTGATE LATCH
6 - ACTUATOR TO LIFTGATE LOCK ROD

INSTALLATION

(1) Position latch in liftgate.

(2) Connect power lock connector to handle, if equipped.

(3) Connect latch rod.

(4) Install screws attaching latch to liftgate.

Tighten screws to 13 N·m (9 ft. lbs.) torque.

(5) Install liftgate trim panel.

Liftgate latch striker

REMOVAL

(1) From underside of vehicle, remove nuts attaching striker to floor pan (Fig. 93).

(2) Separate striker from vehicle.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position striker on vehicle.

(2) Install nuts. Tighten nuts to 54 N·m (40 ft.

lbs.) torque.

Fig. 93 Liftgagte Striker
Fig. 93 Liftgagte Striker

1 - OVERSLAM BUMPER
2 - STRIKER PLATE
3 - STRIKER
4 - SHIM

Liftgate weatherstrip

REMOVAL

(1) Pull the seal away from the flange around the perimeter of liftgate opening and remove it.

(2) Clean the flange as necessary.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position weatherstrip seal in the opening with the left end of the seal at the opening centerline.

Install the seal in a clockwise direction.

(2) Move to the left and mate the seal with the bottom-left flange (Fig. 94).

(3) Move upward and mate the seal with the leftside flange.

(4) Move to the right and mate the seal with the top-left roof flange.

(5) Seat the installed part of the seal with a roller.

Move the roller from the left-bottom end of seal to the top-left half of the seal.

(6) Move to the right and mate the seal with the top-right roof flange.

(7) Move downward and mate the seal with the right-side flange.

(8) Move to the left and mate the seal with the bottom-right flange.

(9) Center and butt seal the ends together at the centerline.

(10) Seat the remaining part of the seal with a roller. Move the roller the from top-left half of the seal to the right-bottom end of the seal.

Fig. 94 Liftgate Weatherstrip Installation
Fig. 94 Liftgate Weatherstrip Installation

1 - LIFTGATE OPENING
2 - WEATHERSTRIP SEAL

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