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89 Blazer and tailgate

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cars, Mar 15, 2000.

  1. cars

    cars Registered Member

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    For some reason now my tailgate will not open from the inside when I pull on it. Closed tigher then a crab's ass! Simply fix and where do I look for the problem exactly? It also has a rear power window.
     
  2. DangerB

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    Every BLAZER I have seen you have to push in on the gate when you pull the handle. Hope its that simple.

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  3. cars

    cars Registered Member

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    Tried it and it does'nt work. It just most of broke this past week.
     
  4. Steve88

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    Are you saying that you "can" open it while reaching in through the back (with the window down)? Or are you trying to open it from inside without the window FULLY down?

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  5. BIGRIG

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    PRETTY SIMPLE..UNDO THE SCREWS THAT KEEP THE REAR DOOR COVER ON...FROM THE HANDLE THERE SHOULD BE TWO STEEL RODS, IF THE HANDLE HAS BROKEN..JUST PULL THE RODS INWARD AND LET IT DOWN.(ALSO RODS OR PARTS MAY HAVE BENT THEN JUST BEND THE ROD TO BECOME SHORTER) IF THE DOOR LOCK(S) HAVE BROKE YOU'LL HAVE TO REACH YOUR ARM IN AMD FIND THE TAB TO SWITCH. YOU MAY HAVE TO HAVE SOMEBODY TO HELP YOU PULL OR PUSH. GOOD LUCK.


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  6. kim tate

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    Had similar problem when I first bought our '87 K5 - closed and no tailgate handle to open it. As Bigrig said, I accessed the tailgate internals and manipulated the rods while my son pushed on the tailgate. Only had to move the rods 1/2 inch and gate was free.
     
  7. cars

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    Ok we will try today sometime. Raining now hopefully it will clear up today.

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  8. KP3100

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    It's just like a tailgate in a truck take the cover off on the inside a pull the two rods to the center and it should open.
     

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