Vito Sport X tail gate

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by rupertb, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. rupertb

    rupertb New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2014
    Car:
    vito
    Hi,

    I've just bought a used Vito Sport X.

    I'm having difficulty closing the rear tail gate, it takes a good few slams to get it to stay shut........I notice there are two bolts that look like they may be spacers and are adjustable.....

    Any tips on how I can adjust so that the tail gate will close first time!

    I'd be very grateful for any help.
     
  2. Marku

    Marku Active Member

    Messages:
    768
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2012
    Car:
    Viano Ambiente 2.2CDI W639, S-Class 450SE W116
    Had the same problem with the Viano. Don't try adjusting the lock it just needs a good clean - the one in the door as well - and greasing. Works well enough now although needs a follow through rather than a slam but it does close.
     
  3. Giantvanman

    Giantvanman MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,826
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Location:
    Essex
    Car:
    FFRR 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography
    Welcome to the forum, rupertb. As above, cleaning and lubing would be the first thing to try……….it should close properly having lowered the tailgate to the point beyond the pressure of the struts and its own weight takes over, closing 'iteself' fully (on mine anyway).
     
  4. BTB 500

    BTB 500 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    18,899
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Car:
    R129 SL500, W639 Vito 120, S203 C230
    Yup never had any issues with mine ... if any of the other doors are open I only let it fall the last foot or so (to avoid it 'slamming').
     
  5. zenman63

    zenman63 MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,239
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Car:
    172 Slk 250 & Porsche 911 991.2 S Cayman S
    As above, also see it the rubber lip is over the plastic cover along the bottom.
    Failing that see if the striker plate has moved to far in.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.