Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Liftgate support rod cylinder. Liftgate support rod ball stud. Liftgate outside handle

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Body > Body component service > Removal and installation > Liftgate support rod cylinder. Liftgate support rod ball stud. Liftgate outside handle

Liftgate support rod cylinder

REMOVAL

WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE A SUPPORT ROD CYLINDER WITH THE LIFTGATE CLOSED. EACH SUPPORT ROD PISTON IS OPERATED BY HIGH PRESSURE GAS. IT CAN CAUSE DAMAGE AND/OR PERSONAL INJURY IF IT IS REMOVED WITH THE PISTON COMPRESSED. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE OR REPAIR A SUPPORT ROD CYLINDER.

(1) Open the liftgate.

(2) Support the liftgate in the open position.

(3) Remove the clip attaching the support rod to the ball stud.

(4) Disconnect the support rod from the ball stud.

(5) Remove the bolts attaching the support rod to the liftgate (Fig. 89).

(6) Separate the support rod from the liftgate.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the support rod on the liftgate.

Fig. 89 Liftgate Support Rod
Fig. 89 Liftgate Support Rod

1 - LIFTGATE
2 - SUPPORT ROD CYLINDER
3 - WASHER
4 - BALL STUD

(2) Install the bolts attaching the support rod to the liftgate.

(3) Connect the support rod to the ball stud.

(4) Secure the support rod to the ball stud with the retainer clip.

(5) Remove the support from the liftgate.

Liftgate support rod ball stud

REMOVAL

(1) Open the liftgate.

(2) Support the liftgate in the open position.

(3) Remove the retainer clip attaching the support rod to the ball stud.

(4) Disconnect the support rod from the ball stud.

(5) Remove the ball stud.

INSTALLATION

(1) Install the replacement ball stud.

(2) Connect the support rod to the ball stud.

(3) Secure the support rod to the ball stud with the clip.

(4) Remove the support from the liftgate.

Liftgate outside handle

REMOVAL

(1) Remove liftgate trim panel.

(2) Disconnect liftgate actuator linkages.

(3) Disconnect liftgate outside handle to latch rod.

(4) Remove nut attaching outside handle to liftgate (Fig. 90).

(5) Separate outside handle from liftgate.

(6) If necessary, remove lock cylinder (Fig. 91).

Fig. 90 Liftgate Outside Handle
Fig. 90 Liftgate Outside Handle

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

Fig. 91 Liftgate Lock Cylinder
Fig. 91 Liftgate Lock Cylinder

1 - CLIP
2 - OUTSIDE HANDLE
3 - LOCK CYLINDER

INSTALLATION

(1) If necessary, install lock cylinder.

(2) Position outside handle on liftgate.

(3) Install nut attaching outside handle to liftgate.

(4) Connect liftgate outside handle to latch rod.

(5) Connect liftgate actuator linkages.

(6) Install liftgate trim panel.

Liftgate lock cylinder

For service procedures, refer to the Liftgate Outside Handle Removal/Installation procedures.

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