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Where to put rod to lower tire - 2004 GMC Envoy

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    well this is right up there with the best vague questions I have seen on this site.

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Open the rear liftgate, look towards the p/s of bumper cover at the top and you will see a little hole that the rod goes into!

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