If you suffer from the squeaky rear window on your S10 Blazer/Jimmy (I've
been using the tape the striker method for the past several years but that
wears out quick.) then check out this old post I found on S10Forum.com:
I just ordered the $6 part to fix it. I might hug someone if it works. Just
a FYI for you guys.
1989 S10 Blazer 4.3
My prob........the spare tire hanger bouncin on it's latch driving down
some paved roads and all back roads...91S-10.
Thought I "fixed" it by adjusting the rubber stop inside the latch, but
all that did was make it harder to close (it did reduce the amount of
bouncing)..........But, due to the extra force required in closing it,
I've now split the metal on the rear hatch....it's only a 1/2 inch
crack, but just give a few more years D'Oh
My final solution for that was to remove the tire to the cargo area. Then I
removed the tire hanger. I had rust damage to repair and bolt holes to fill,
but it wasn't too bad. If you don't want to do that, I once wrapped
electrical tape around the tube that contacts the latch. It helped and it
didn't wear out of as fast as the tape I used on the window striker.
Never had any problems with the window larch, although I've put foam
weatherstriping around the window and tailgate to keep off-road dust out
Have already absconded with a replacement spare tire latch from the
local junkyard, one that doesn't have a groove beaten into it
yet......I'll probably end up replacing the tail gate if the crack gets
more than a few inches long
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