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The rear panel doors on my 1998 Chevy Suburban squeak and rattle on rough roads. Are the latches adjustable so the doors can be tightened? Thanks.

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Yes the latch strickers are adjustable on the door opening

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Removal
  1. Using a small screwdriver, remove the screw cover from the armrest of rear door trim panel (27406).
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  1. Using Trim Pad Removing Tool from Rotunda Windshield and Moulding/Trim Removal Kit 107-R0401 or equivalent, pry rear door trim panel from door inner panel.
  1. Disconnect electrical connectors.
Installation
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  1. Check all connections of remote control links and cables. Service as necessary.
  1. Remove remote control assembly.
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  1. Drill out rivet at bellcrank and link (264B14).
  1. Remove three screws attaching latch assembly to door.
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  1. Install new bushings and clip onto latch assembly.
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Item Part Number Description 1 221A00 Door Handle to Door Latch Actuating Cable 2 26446 Rear Door Control Rod Retainer 3 377901 Plug Button 4 26412 Rear Door Latch 5 W623451-S2 Push Nut 6 224A32 Counter Balance 7 22450 Door Outside Handle Tension Spring 8 W701210-S309 Screw 9 224A20 Outside Door Handle Anti Rattle Pivot (2 Req'd) 10 22404 Door Handle 11 224A24 Front Door Outside Handle Spacer (2 Req'd) 12 264A64 Rear Door Actuating Rod 13 22408 Outside Door Handle Anti-Rattle Bumper 14 22428 Outside Door Handle Large Pad 15 N621906-S2 Nut (2 Req'd) 16 N807329 Screw (3 Req'd) 17 26595 Rear Door Electric Latch Actuator (RH) 18 W701566-S47 Rivet 19 431C04-A Rear Door Latch Striker Assembly 20 — Door Lock Striker Plate (Part of Door Shell Assy) 21 W525172-S Rivet (2 Req'd) 22 264B14 Bellcrank and Link (RH) 23 264A50 Bushing 24 N802034-SG Rivet 25 26420 Rear Door Latch Control Rod Link 26 W525172-S Rivet (2 Req'd) 27 21818 RR Door Latch (Inside) 28 A26460 RR Door Latch Push Button Rod 29 21982 Door Latch Rear Striker Assembly 30 N808377-S101 Screw (2 Req'd) 31 250A04 Rear Door Catch 32 N801010-S100 Truss Head Bolt (2 Req'd) 33 N804234-S2 Screw 34 266A74 Rear Door Latch Actuator Retainer 35 24630 Rear Door 36 26552 Rear Door Latch Control Escutcheon A — Tighten to 21-29 Nm (16-21 Lb-Ft) B — Tighten to 10-13 Nm (89-115 Lb-In) C — Tighten to 7-8 Nm (62-70 Lb-In) D — Tighten to 26-34 Nm (20-25 Lb-Ft) E — Tighten to 3-4 Nm (27-35 Lb-In)

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