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Renault Espace - Tailgate Adjustment

Everytime I drive our 2005 Espace over a bump or pothole there is a loudish clunking noise coming from the rear. It sounds to me like it is a loose exhaust (but it seems firm), a problem with the suspension (but the dealer assures me it is OK) or the tailgate. I am inclined to the view that is the latter, especially as it is clear from the roof-line and other reference points that the tailgate has dropped by about 3-4mm.
Two questions:-
- how can I ascertain whether it is the tailgate that is clunking
- how can I lift the tailgate up by the 3-4mm to bring it into line (and hopefully cure the clunking noise).
(In case relevant the car has never been in an accident, but we do sometimes attach a Renault cycle carrier to the rear which might load the tailgate.
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Grande Espace IV 3.0dCi Dynamique + Clio 1.2 Extreme

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