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Tailgate on teh 2001 Chevy Siverado will not open,

Tailgate on my 2001 Chevy Siverado will not open, I see the clip is off one side, how do I take that apart to fix it?

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  • rsulzen Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks, I got iit, the clip was broke so I had to replace that. I appreciate the info.

  • jtmmdr Mar 18, 2009

    1996 silverado wont open plastic clip on right side on ,left 1 not?

  • crumer Apr 13, 2009

    Clip is broken and therefore rod has fallen out or one side. Where can you get a new clip?

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Remove the molding surrounding the latch (gently) with a screwdriver by prying away from the tailgate. Remove the bolts from the tailgate on the backside of the latch assembly. lightly pull the lever assembly forward, but do not try to pull it out. The rod that came loose will be in the general area of the lever assembly. Most likely the retaining clip to the rod came off.

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