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Talegate won't open...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1990SilveradoK5, Apr 16, 2001.

  1. 1990SilveradoK5

    1990SilveradoK5 1/2 ton status

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    Talegate won\'t open...

    When I purchased my Blazer, the PO had left a couple parts in the back. Two long rods that have several slight bends in them, I did not know what they were so I set them aside.

    Well this weekend I go to open the talegate and it won't unlatch. Is it safe to assume that those rods are for the gate assembly? I can supply the GM part numbers off the tags if required.

    Need the hauling capacity, even if it is to high to lift anything heavy.

    Thanks in advance.

    Gone Large and Loving It.
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  2. 90K5

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    Re: Talegate won\'t open...

    They are the rods that go to the latch. You will have to take the access cover off and manually undo the latches.

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    Re: Talegate won\'t open...

    Or you can remove the bracket that the door latches to. You can get an open end wrench in there with ease and then you can get to the guts after you get the door open.

    Will work for beer, parts and tools.
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  4. 1990SilveradoK5

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    Re: Talegate won\'t open...

    Thanks for the input, what would it take to rework the latch/key while I am in there. Since I have owned it I have not been able to get a key into the tailgate, it will not let the key slide in.

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