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Old 06-03-2006
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how do you align your tailgate?

ive got a pretty wicked gap on one side and almost nothing on the other. i cant figure out how to align the tailgate. anyone know how? Teach me Ranger Jedi's
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Sledgehammer?

Have you gotten in a wreck? I have on one corner and the bed is outta whack. I can see it by the gaps in the tailgate. There are ppl who "pull bodies" for a price, they're collision repair guys. Provide a pic sir!

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there is no way to align it..it drops in the tracks and botta bing botta boom its in..a pic would help 100%
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its more then likely your bed thats out of line, the tailgate just floats...
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is your rubber pucks that are in the tail gate worn out?
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Bedside is prob tweaked a little
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My tailgate does the same thing but I can open it and move it over and it looks right but it keeps sliding over to one side so theres a gap on one side and none on the other. Ill get a pic soon.
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My tailgate does the same thing but I can open it and move it over and it looks right but it keeps sliding over to one side so theres a gap on one side and none on the other. Ill get a pic soon.
if it slides over the rubber bushings on the bottom are probly worn out go to the dealer and get new one's they arnt that expansive
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is your rubber pucks that are in the tail gate worn out?
yea picture would help because if its leaning, the rubber insert would make sense...
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Me too!



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lol mines just the oppsit big on drivers small on passengers...
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Open tailgate.
Place a length of 2x4 in aft stake pocket on wide gap side.
Pull on top of 2x4 vigorously until gap closes.

A steel digging bar can be substituted for the 2x4, but damage can result if you're not careful....wedge it between some plywood pieces.

Have a helper open and close the tailgate to keep checking the gap. This part gets old without a helper.
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