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2005 dadge dakota tailgate wont open

It has happened more than once. It just wont open. I cant hear the tailgate unlock when I hit the door unlocked button.

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  • spomrenk Feb 13, 2009

    It is a 2005 Dodge Dakota. I cannot get the tailgate to open. The latch will not come out when I pull on it. I can hear the tailgate unlatch but then I cannot get the latch to come out all the way.

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    Randy Hough May 11, 2010

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    Generic problem for all Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD...2005 dadge dakota tailgate wont open

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You can access it from the inside of the tail gate,there is a plate directly on the other side of the handle,Just take that plate off and reattach the rod mount or replace the handle if it's broken.

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Be pushing & pulling on thr tailgate while pulling the latch. It should open. When you get it open, soak it down on the latch pins on the sides, & the latch handle itself with WD-40. This should solve the problem. Also the latch pins, put some wheel bearing grease on the latch pins and the connors where the pins connect.

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