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Tail gate stuck closed

I have a 2005 chevrolet avalanche. The tail gate is stuck closed. The tail gate handle appears to be fine, but the rod going to the latch mechanism on the left seems to have broken or come unattached to the latch. How can I get the tail gate open? How do I replace or reattach the rod to the latch?

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  • josh1111 May 11, 2010

    ther should be an access panel on the inside of the gate were you can see everything. behind the bed liner perhaps if you have one.

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Hi;The latch/ouside handle is held on by four bolts on the inside of tailgat. Remove the four bolts and the handle should come clear so you can see the mechanism. Your on you own now.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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