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Old 02-12-2010
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any way to align the tailgate from side to side?

over time my tailgate has come out of adjustment. it barely has a gap on one side and the otherside has a good centimeter sized gap


just wondering if theres any adjustments i can make that will center it again..
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Maybe you can put a rubber grommet on the hinge of the side where you have little gap, that way it would act as a spacer.
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if its moving doesn't that mean those (no idea wtf they are called) circle things need to be replaced?
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Mine is the same way. Although im suprised mine is still there at all after i knocked it off the truck with a 3 ton jack......
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there's not much you can do i dont think... you could open the gate a little bit and grab and pull to one side. when i bolted my new tailgate on it was off to one side also i just grabbed it pulled sideways and it moved over now it has an even gap on both sides..
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Start flexing the truck on the other side? LOL
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there are spacers that come in them from the factory, along with those circle grommets. you can switch them from side to side
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