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I have a 2000 chevy silverado z71 and the tailgate won't open. I can pull up on the handle but it won't release?

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It is probably the plastick clip on the tailgate rod.. it probably fell off... i had to take the tailgate apart and replace the clip on mine.. but if your lucky you can pull the cover off right by the handle,, look inside and fish the rod up and replace clip

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