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TAILGATE..IT'S BROKE

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 74beater, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. 74beater

    74beater 1/2 ton status

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    TAILGATE..IT\'S BROKE

    TAILGATE WONT OPEN ANYMORE...IT WAS WORKING FINE, BUT NOW I CAN'T GET THE THING TO OPEN...DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTION....IT'S ON A 74 JIMMY

    ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY SAWZALL /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. CooknwithGas

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    Re: TAILGATE..IT\'S BROKE

    Take the interior panel off (several screws). You will see a long rod going to each side where the latches are. These rods may have come loose from the handle. Just pull them toward the middle and the latches will let go. Oh, and don't lean against the tailgate if you are on the inside when you do this...
     
  3. Grim-Reaper

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    Re: TAILGATE..IT\'S BROKE

    There is a mechanical lockout release tha is not supose to let the gate open till the window is fully open. Pull the inner pannel and check that. I't a L shaped lever in the cender that the window hits when it's all the way open. I had a spring break on one of ours that cause a simular problem.
     
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    Re: TAILGATE..IT\'S BROKE

    thanks guys /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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