TAILGATE ALIGNMENT



ADJUSTMENT OF ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN STRIKER AND LATCH



1.Replace the striker mounting screws with temporary bolts, and use the remover bar (Special tool: MB990939) and a hammer to tap the temporary bolt to the desired direction.
2.Tighten the striker mounting screws.
Tightening torque: 20 ± 5 N·m

ADJUSTMENT OF CLEARANCE BETWEEN TAILGATE AND BODY


1.Remove the headlining (Refer to GROUP 52A - Headlining ).

2.Loosen the tailgate hinge-to-vehicle body mounting nuts to adjust the tailgate.
3.Tighten the body side mounting nuts of tailgate hinge.
Tightening torque: 12 ± 1 N·m
4.Install the headlining (Refer to GROUP 52A - Headlining ).