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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Liftgate

Removal

1. Disconnect battery.
2. Disconnect liftgate strut.
3. Disconnect electrical connectors.
4. Remove four liftgate hinge bolts, Fig. 1.
5. With aid of an assistant, remove liftgate, Fig. 1.

Installation

1. Reverse procedure to install.
2. Torque hinge bolts to 18 ft. lbs.
3. Adjust as required.

Adjustment

1. Note original position of liftgate latch striker.
2. Remove striker.
3. Loosen hinge to roof panel bolts for forward or rearward adjustments, Fig. 2.
4. If adjusting hinge to roof panel bolts, lower rear headliner as required.
5. Loosen liftgate to hinge bolts for up and down adjustment.
6. Move liftgate within liftgate opening to achieve best alignment and operation.
7. Install striker to approximately proper position.
8. Adjust striker to achieve best operation and alignment of liftgate.
9. Inspect seals for proper engagement.
10. Tighten bolts when proper adjustment is achieved.

Fig. 1 Liftgate removal

Fig. 2 Liftgate adjustment

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