When I pull the handle to release the tailgate it will not release for some reason, It sounds like it is releasing but it seems to be stuck.
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500
Question: How do I get my tailgate to release so it will come down.
Answer #1holston2008 September 20, 2012, 17:52Technician
i would try to spray the lathces at the side and under the handle itnto the tailgate with a pentrating oil and work the handle while try to pull on the tail gate.
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (8442 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9355globalhelper September 21, 2012, 06:16Master
sounds like the retainer clips that hold release rods have broken, go to a body shop and see if they can open for you.then have them ck the release rods
Answer #3goodguy September 22, 2012, 07:04Master
remove tailgate handle to see if rods hooked up then can pull both rods and the tailgate should open