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Old 03-09-2019, 06:58 PM   #211
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Scherb morryde doesn't provide the stops with the hinges...you have to call them and ask...they will send them to you but they should just include then in the kit....
The stop is not required when the just the hinges are installed, so it isn't included with the hinges. It's included with the tailgate reinforcement because it's only required when the hinges and the tailgate reinforcement are both installed.

But you can install the stop with just the hinges; MORryde will provide one if you ask them.

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Old 04-09-2019, 02:38 PM   #212
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This just happened to me over the weekend installing my HD tire carrier.
Swung the tailgate open too far and the stopper popped out.
Stupid plastic parts.

I have disconnected it for now.
Looking for a fix (although not a high-priority as still have the strap to stop it from swinging out too far).

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Old 04-09-2019, 02:51 PM   #213
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This just happened to me over the weekend installing my HD tire carrier.
Swung the tailgate open too far and the stopper popped out.
Stupid plastic parts.

I have disconnected it for now.
Looking for a fix (although not a high-priority as still have the strap to stop it from swinging out too far).
The tailgate stay rod is poorly engineered, any slight difference in the swing can make it pop out. If your tailgate swings open against the stops with the stock hinges the hinges can end up slightly bent and that slight bend is enough to cause the stay rod to pull out. Jeep even issued a TSB about it.

But to your issue, the stay rod usually isn't broken, just pulled out. It can be reinserted this way:


As shown above, the stay rod can be pushed back into place using the tailgate as a lever to exert the necessary force. The screwdriver is used to keep the stay rod centered in the opening, without it the rod will hit the nylon side guides in the opening, which will prevent the rod from going in. It takes a pretty good amount of force with the screwdriver to keep the rod centered while you're gently but firmly closing the tailgate. Don't rush closing the tailgate, when the rod is properly centered and there's enough force from the tailgate, the rod will pop back into place.

If you're installing the MORryde tailgate reinforcement, that comes with a stop that installs on one of the hinges to limit the swing slightly so this can't happen again, so make sure you install that. I don't have experience with other brands so I can't help there.
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:02 PM   #214
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The tailgate stay rod is poorly engineered, any slight difference in the swing can make it pop out. If your tailgate swings open against the stops with the stock hinges the hinges can end up slightly bent and that slight bend is enough to cause the stay rod to pull out. Jeep even issued a TSB about it.

But to your issue, the stay rod usually isn't broken, just pulled out. It can be reinserted this way:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhJAMif9uFo

As shown above, the stay rod can be pushed back into place using the tailgate as a lever to exert the necessary force. The screwdriver is used to keep the stay rod centered in the opening, without it the rod will hit the nylon side guides in the opening, which will prevent the rod from going in. It takes a pretty good amount of force with the screwdriver to keep the rod centered while you're gently but firmly closing the tailgate. Don't rush closing the tailgate, when the rod is properly centered and there's enough force from the tailgate, the rod will pop back into place.

If you're installing the MORryde tailgate reinforcement, that comes with a stop that installs on one of the hinges to limit the swing slightly so this can't happen again, so make sure you install that. I don't have experience with other brands so I can't help there.





Thanks! I will try this.
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:35 PM   #215
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BTW the factory TSB for when this happens on a stock Jeep is TSB 23-022-14. Google can find it.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:37 AM   #216
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Is this still a problem on 2016 and newer vehicles?

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