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Rattling 5 series iT tailgate

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by a mead, Aug 25, 2008.

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    a mead

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    Hi.

    I just bought a used 1999 5 series wagon.

    When I hit expansion joints, the tailgate bangs against its locking mechanism.

    Is this a common issue? Can I adjust it myself?

    Thanks,

    andy
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    mooseheadm5

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    It can be adjusted, but I have seen the latches on those break and rattle. They are poorly designed latches.
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    a mead

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    Rattling 540 tailgate

    Thanks for your comments.

    Regards,

    andy mead

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