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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 Question: How do I get my tailgate to release so it will come down.

 

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SHILOHMARJ77, 5.3L V8, Wichita, KS, September 20, 2012, 17:10
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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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  • Answer #1

    September 20, 2012, 17:52
     Technician

    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.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper September 21, 2012, 06:16
     Master

    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

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  • Answer #3

    September 22, 2012, 07:04
     Master

    remove tailgate handle to see if rods hooked up then can pull both rods and the tailgate should open

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