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I have the same problem with my 2004 Odyssey. Is this a

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Jim, I have the same problem with my 2004 Odyssey. Is this a realitivy easy fix?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the latch supposed to be loose on the rear liftgate, 2004 Honda Odyssey. If not how do i tighting it?
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I am Chris (aka-Moose)

The latch mounted inside the liftgate latch should not be loose. To tighten it, you need to open the liftgate and tighten the 3 phillips head screws next to the latch opening.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for getting back to me. I didn't see three screws to tighten. Do I need to remove the Plastic panel across the bottom portion of the door to access them? There are 2 plastic screws along the bottom of the door holding the plastic panel in place.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Yes you will need to remove the trim to see the screws that hold the latch inside the liftgate.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK, once I have access to the trim removed, should I tighten the screws with the latch moved to the forward or back position?
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

The screws should be beveled and pull the latch into the correct position, if not then adjust it based on how tight the liftgate closes moving the latch closer or farther from the striker as required.

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

As I mentioned in my original post, I was going to keep checking in with you till you got your moneys worth.

It appears we are not there yet because the post has not been rated yet.

If you still need help, PLEASE reply so we can get this concern wrapped up.