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My tailgate will not remain closed all the way. On the passenger side the gap is wider. Can I shim my latch with washers to make it latch better? Or do I need something else?
 

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My 2006 has a 55 5/16" wide tailgate and just under 1/8" wide gap driver side and just over 1/16 passenger side.
Distance between bed sides at the tailgate is 55 1/2". Any chance your sides got pushed out somehow?
 

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Someone must have put a bed side on it. The gap is wider at the top the side that will not stay shut
 

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I would consider using a ratchet strap to pull the top of the wide side inwards a smidge so it will start latching again.I

Run the strap from the top of the wide side to the base of the opposing side.
 
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