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Tailgate latch

(1999 Chevrolet S10)
in Minneapolis, MN on July 30, 2009
the right side latch doesn't move when you pull the handle, how do i go about fixing this? i already removed the tailgate.
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on July 30, 2009
Good job, it often takes walking away for a few minutes and coming back to it so you can get a fresh perspective.
on July 30, 2009
nevermind, i was able to figure it out. you just need the necessary torx head socket to remove the latch from the side of the tailgate and the tailgate handle. luckly the rod just slipped out of the plastic clip that connects the rod to the handle, and the clip wasn't broken. it was a little tricky to guide the rod from the side and grab it through the handle hole. but once i got it, it was easy to reconnect to the handle. so i lucked out. wasn't too bad.
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