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Tailgate latch help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Emmettology 101, May 11, 2000.

  1. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I pulled on my tailgate release latch the other day and it just pulled up and it did not release the tailgate. Now the handle just moves up and down...

    Anyone know how to get the gate to release with out tearing the gate apart??

    Thanks!

    Mike
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  2. Todd78/87

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    You'll have to pull the inside cover off and pull the two long rods that connect to the latches 'in' to release it. Once you get it open, you can figure out what let loose.

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  3. Emmettology 101

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    ya, that is what I have been trying to avoid! some of my srews i the panel are rusty and need drilled out.
    I dont know why, but lately I have been lazy with this thing... :)

    Thanks


    Mike
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    I just had this happen to me. I had to pull the access cover off of the inside of the tail gate and pull on the rod that connects to the latch that connects to the body. What happened to mine was the cheap plastic piece that holds the rod to the latch broke. I replaced it with a collar and tightend that down. It worked real well
     
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    Ok then,,, here's how to avoid drilling out those rusted screws. Go inside,, open your gun cabinet, reach in, grab 'Ole Trusty, and BLAST them out! [​IMG] Sure is a lot funner than getting the drill out!

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    LOL I like that idea!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

    I have just been doing so much to this thing lately I am getting lazy! :)

    Mike
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    Mike,, you don't have to justify that with me, Man,,,, I know what you're going through,,, I've been working on mine for 6 months and there have been times when I would have rather have thrown a match in the gas tank and ran.
    Step 1.) Just go get a nice cold one and everything will be ok.
    Step 2.) If not,,, repeat step one until it is......

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    LOL I know.....

    Cold ones are tonight. I am not sure if you have ever heard of Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon, PA? They have a 4x4 night every thursday and I am headin down their with my Jimmy(thinking clean) and having a few, it's been a rough week!

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    Hey I just went and looked at your blazer pics, Nice !! Hey why is your stabilizer shock mounted on the passenger side? did it come factory like that?

    Mike
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  10. cityfarmer2

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    All I have to say is LMC....New parts....Have fun a the races. Wish there was a BoG here. Gary...
     
  11. Blazerbob

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    I was at the Quaker State & Lube in Erie last night. Best wings in the USA. The Labatts Blue 23 oz. drafts were going down smooth!! I used to live in Youngstown and went to the
    Hot Rod Cafe all the time. I took some of my employees to the Erie location a while back and now every time I am in Erie we go there. I will be there next Thurs. So maybe I could come down to QSL and check out your ride if you will be there.

    <font color=blue>Blazerbob</font color=blue>[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Mike,,
    Nope, never been up in 'dem dare parts. [​IMG]
    That's an aftermarket, Tuff Country Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit. Got to put the red rubbers on them yet.

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    go down to Napa and get some PB Blaster, I love that stuff, it'll break those screws free, do you have a hammer type impact wrench? get one of those too they have screwdriver bits with them, then ser that in the screw head and hit the top with a hammer until the screw breaks free.
    I love mine, use it all the time, those 23 year old screws and bolts need a little encouragement sometimes [​IMG]
    Dan

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