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Tailgate problems on 72

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by raptorGTA, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. raptorGTA

    raptorGTA Registered Member

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    When I open the tailgate on my 72 Blazer the latchs that hold the tailgate to the body do not return to the out position. I also don't see an access panel on the tailgate to look inside. What can I do to fix it? Thanks
     
  2. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    see any rust on them? try spraying some pblaster in them.. are they bolted on?
     
  3. raptorGTA

    raptorGTA Registered Member

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    I have tried to use WD40 and it didn't work. Also forgot that when I pull the handle to open the tailgate I have to push it back closed and then pull out the latches with channel locks. Thanks
     
  4. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    There are 3 bolts on the inside of the tailgate.Loosen those 3 bolts.You can adjust the tailgate lever that way.

    Mine was kinda tight as well untill I sprayed some WD40 and readjusted those 3 bolts.

    Give it a try and see what happens.
     

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