Question about 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
After pulling up on handle and nothing happens, I hear some noise like its tring to open but does not.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i have a 2004 GMC SERIA. The tailgate was hard to close and would fall open at times. i too did what everyone else was doing and lubricating, the assy, and the 2 end latches. After failing and removing everything 2 and 3 times, it looked like the assy arms would not allow the latches to roll over and catch the strickers. So i removed the handle(be careful w/bezel, tindences to break the stubs). i put the assy in my vice w/arms facing away from me; i then took a punch and ball peen hammer and struck the rivette head where arms pivot. this freed up the binding on the arms release mechanism. Tailgate wrks beautiful.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
SOURCE: tail gate stuck closed
Hi;The latch/ouside handle is held on by four bolts on the inside of tailgat. Remove the four bolts and the handle should come clear so you can see the mechanism. Your on you own now.
Posted on May 18, 2009
same thing happened to mine. if you pop off that cover that is around the handel to the tailgate there is some things that hold the rods onto the handel. one of mine was broken. was like 4 bucks to replace. hope this helps
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks, tried it, but my handle was broken."
The cover around the handle will pop out. Start prying at the top and it will fold out. Then you can access the rods and either go buy a new plastic conector or you can take some Tie Wire and wire the rod back to the handle and it will work great. Mine did the same thing and I wired it. It takes some needle nose pliers and some patience but it works and it won't break like a plastic clip.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
Testimonial: "I ended up fixing the problem before I read your answer. Your point on removing the handle cover saves buying a new one."
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