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Hyundai Tucson: Tail Gate - Adjustment

Hyundai Tucson - Fourth generation (NX4) - (2020-2023) - Workshop Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tail Gate / Tail Gate - Adjustment

  1. Place the car on a flat surface and check whether the body and trunk lid are well-aligned.
  2. After loosening the tailgate hinge (A) mounting bolt, adjust the tailgate by moving it up and down or from side to side.
  3. Adjust the gap between the tailgate and body by turning the tailgate overslam bumpers (B).
  4. After loosening the tailgate striker (C) mounting bolts, adjust the striker by moving it back and forth or from side to side and then tighten the mounting bolts.
  5. Make sure the tailgate opens or closes properly.

Component Location

Component Location

  1. Tailgate assembly

Replacement

WARNING

Wear gloves to protect hands from injury.

WARNING

Be care fill not to damage the tailgate and body.

WARNING

When removing and installing the tailgate, an assistant is needed.

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
  2. Remove the tailgate lower trim.

    (Refer to Tail Gate - "Tail Gate Trim")

  3.  Disconnect the washer nozzle (A) and connector (B)..

  1. Disconnect the connectors and tailgate wiring harness (A).

  1. Using a screwdriver, lift the socket clips (A) up slightly on both ends of the tailgate lifter (B).

  1. Loosen the tailgate hinge (A) mounting bolts, remove the tailgate assembly (B).

Tightening torque : 21.6 - 26.5 N.m (2.2 - 2.7 kgf.m, 15.9 - 19.5 lb-ft)

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.

WARNING

  • Make sure the tailgate locks / unlocks and opens / closes properly.
  • Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
  • Adjust the tailgate alignment.

    (Refer to Tail Gate - "Repair procedures")

Component Location

  1. Tailgate lower trim
  2. Tailgate side trim
  3. Tailgate upper trim

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