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How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991)

Last Updated 3/6/2020 by Taylor Ward

Check out our article on how to install your hatch striker on you 1987-1991 Fox Body Mustang. Get a new hatch striker or kit from LMR today!

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How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991)


  1. Loosen and Remove the (6) Phillips Head screws that secure the passenger side rear hatch panel (please note that we had a broken tab and missing screw when examining the vehicle).
  2. How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991)

    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991)

    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991)

    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991)

    How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991)


  3. Tilt the panel and carefully disconnect the electrical connection; now you can remove the panel from the car.
  4. How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991)


  5. Before removing the existing striker, clean the surrounding area with an all-purpose cleaner and alcohol.
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  7. Mark the washer and the bracket that holds the light switch.
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  9. Loosen and remove the striker with a T50 Torque socket.
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  11. With the old striker out of the way, clean the area if needed.


  12. Go ahead and install the new striker and tighten by hand.
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  14. Align the marks and fully tighten the striker with the same T50 torque socket.
  15. How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991)


  16. Apply a thin coat of all-purpose grease to the bushing.
  17. How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991) - How To Install Fox Body Mustang Hatch Striker (1987-1991)


  18. Close the hatch and verify that the striker is properly aligned, if not open the hatch and make small adjustments to the striker.
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  20. *PLEASE NOTE:* There is no one answer to adjust the striker setting. Many things can come into play such as deteriorated hatch weatherstrip, and/or a worn latch assembly.


  21. Once you are happy with the alignment, reconnect the electrical connection, reposition the rear panel, and retighten the (6) retaining screws and you're all done!

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Published on 2020-01-07
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Fitment Note
-The head of this hatch striker is a T50 Torx.

Application
-Fits 1987-1991 built before 5/1/1991
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