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#1 nipper

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:15 PM

OK folks, this is normally something i can fix myself, but recovering from 2 back surgeries i cant, so i need my mechanic to do it. i have a long list of things i cant do from the Dr til sept :(
The rear tailgate latch assembly is rusted so bad the tailgate wont open (97 OBW). The handle will move to the open position and stay there. It wil not spring back. I can hear the locking solenoid operate so i am assuming that is ok.
i need to know how to get into the tailgate, and what parts i need to order. The more specific the better.

thanks

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:17 PM

OK folks, this is normally something i can fix myself, but recovering from 2 back surgeries i cant, so i need my mechanic to do it. i have a long list of things i cant do from the Dr til sept :(
The rear tailgate latch assembly is rusted so bad the tailgate wont open (97 OBW). The handle will move to the open position and stay there. It wil not spring back. I can hear the locking solenoid operate so i am assuming that is ok.
i need to know how to get into the tailgate, and what parts i need to order. The more specific the better.

thanks

nipper


First try pushing the latch as far as you can into the fully closed position.
Then work your power latch.
It should open...........

What is happening is your latch is not fully releasing its handle so not opening. You have to make sure the handle is all the way back to where it should be and try again..........
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:32 PM

Sorry to hear about your back surgery.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:47 PM

Sorry to hear about your back surgery.


Thanks. The first one in january failed, hence the 2nd one to fix the first (ugh)

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 04:06 PM

When you replace a transmission and it fails, and you have to go back in again, that's bad, but a back....:(

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 01:21 AM

Well sprayed the piss out of the handle, so got the hatch to latch to open and close properly make the alarm happy. Going to order new parts for the latch to fix this. Thanks all

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 07:41 PM

Wouldn't you just need the plate and no actual moving parts?? Hope your back is good now, for good.

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Posted 11 March 2006 - 08:48 PM

Wouldn't you just need the plate and no actual moving parts?? Hope your back is good now, for good.


im thinking plate and whatever spring there is


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