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tailgate hinge stuck

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Blazerbob, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Blazerbob

    Blazerbob 1/2 ton status

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    Hi everyone! It's been a long time. Things sure are different here since last time I posted. Great looking site Steve. I just bought another Blazer to replace the one that had been sitting in my backyard for the last 2 years. I tried to open the tailgate and the drivers side hinge is frozen. I didn't want to rip it out of the floor by forcing it open because this is the first Blazer I have had that still has a floor in it /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif. Does anyone have experience with this problem? I need to open it so I can put a window in it to keep the snow out /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif <font color="black"> </font>
     
  2. jakeslim

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    spray a "gallon" of liquid wrench in there (with the straw thingy) and let it soak in and loosen the rust. That should help.
     
  3. bablazer73

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    If that doesn't get it to loosen up, you can drill small holes in the tube were the pin goes and shoot more oil in it.
     
  4. Blazerbob

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I've been soaking it with PB Blaster for the last 3 days. I'll wait a little before drilling though. It's been sitting in a parking lot for the last year so it may take awhile to penetrate the rust. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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