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    Unhappy Hatchback Adjustment

    I'm trying to adjust my hatch to stop it rattling, but the rubber screwy pads either side dont seem to screw up or down, they just keep turning, is it me or are they stuck in one position? Thanks

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    The best way to adjust the hatch, is to lossen the small bolts holding the catch. This is the part that is mounted/fixed to the car, rather than the hatch. take a note of its position and move the catch downwards and tighten. Then try closing the hatch.

    If its not making the catch, move it back up a little to you get it to hook up tight.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by prm
    I'm trying to adjust my hatch to stop it rattling, but the rubber screwy pads either side dont seem to screw up or down, they just keep turning, is it me or are they stuck in one position? Thanks

    The guys in work that set the doors and hatches have a little plastic tool that they use on the screw pads. i think this must enable them to turn and set it correctly. However it is very unlikely that you would be able to buy one. Maybe someone knows of a way without the tool!!

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    Cheers guys, i've stuck a couple of pads on the catch, done the trick

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    Pads on the catch. What do you mean?

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    Put those sticky pads for number plates on the sides of the catch, and a bit of insulating tape round the actual metal catch,

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    The legs do not screw up or down, you need to undo the lock nut with a suitable tool and carefully pull or push the legs in or out then lock it up again.

    Take care you do not over tighten the locking nut or you will break it.
    You really only need to turn it one flat to undo and one flat to lock it.

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    Right, i've done all that, no more rattles from the hatch, lovely, but when i'm doing about 20mph over rough roads theres a bit of a rumbly/bonkety bonk underneath, could this be the anti-roll bar bushes going, like the old B

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    Hi i have juet adjusted my tailgate stops, I undid them slightly with an adjustable spanner, then turned the rubber stop about one turn then locked the locknut again,i will find out if it has worked when i go put soon.

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