Pre-Facelift Model 2004 accord tailgate alignment issue

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by tonygw, Sunday 24th Mar, 2013.

  1. tonygw Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    HI Guys

    I have a 2004 pre facelift accord 2.4 executive. I have a niggling issue in that the panel gaps when the tailgate is closed are not even. The left hand side (when standing in front of the tailgate) has a slightly larger gap between the tailgate and the rear quarter and rear light than to the right hand side.

    The car to my knowledge has not been in an accident and is HPI clear, I have lifted all the carpets and all the rear panels and metal work is straight and original. So I am guessing the car has had some repair work done on the tailgate in the past? The tailgate works perfectly. All other body work looks original and straight.

    So my question is, is it adjustable at the top hinges left to right? Or what else could it be? any ideas what I can do or check to re adjust it?

    As I say it all works fine but its just a little annoying.