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My tailgate wont open when unlocked - 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Push in on the hatch while pulling on the handle. The latch mechanism can fall out of adjustment over time and must be readjusted. It requires taking off the inner trim of the hatch. Here's a fairly decent write-up regarding the process:

http://www.grobe.us/Jeep/Tech/Body/HatchLatch/qnd-install.htm

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How do you know for sure the tailgate is unlocked? Does it unlock with a remote? Electrical pushbutton? or a handle?

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