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Re: liftgate window won't close
Check to be sure the latch assembly is released the explorers were bad for the assembly getting rusty or sticky, oil it up good and open and close the lock mechanism several times to insure its operating easily, you may have to open it first if it appears closed with the tailgate up
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In this case it is usually necessary to remove the interior panels of the liftgate to gain access to the linkage inside. The only problem is: removal of those panels is much more difficult with the liftgate closed. Take to a professional, or risk breaking the attachment points of your panels, and associated fasteners. I usually charge around 50 to 100 dollars to get these open, then an additional charge for further work to repair the lock, latch, or linkage.
#07-08-52-003: Rear Liftgate Glass May Not Lock When Using Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)/Key Fob Transmitter/Door Lock Switch, Lifgtate Hatch or Liftgate Glass May Lock/Unlock When Rear Liftgate Glass Button Depressed - (Sep 13, 2007)
Subject: Rear Liftgate Glass May Not Lock When Using Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), Key Fob Transmitter or Door Lock Switch, And/Or Liftgate Hatch Or Liftgate Glass May Lock Then Unlock When Rear Liftgate Glass Button is Depressed (Reposition Lock Cylinder Wave Washer and Adjust Lock Rod)
Models: 2005-2007 Buick Rainier
2005-2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer EXT, TrailBlazer SS
2005-2008 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL, Envoy Denali
2005-2008 Saab 9-7X
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Reposition liftgate lock cylinder wave washer and adjust lock rod.
DO NOT replace the liftgate latch or actuator.
Some customers may comment on one or more of the following conditions:
• The rear liftgate glass may not lock when using the remote keyless entry (RKE), key fob transmitter or door lock switch unless the lock is pressed a second time.
• The rear liftgate or glass locks, but may be unlocked when the rear liftgate lock cylinder button is depressed.
• The rear liftgate locks but the liftgate glass may not lock.
These conditions may be caused by one or all of the following:
• The rear liftgate cylinder lock rod may be out of adjustment.
• The wave washer on the liftgate lock cylinder may be out of position with the cup side down.
• Excessive movement or slack in the lock rods at the liftgate bell crank assembly.
• The liftgate lock cylinder pawl may contact the rear liftgate glass latch when the lock cylinder button is depressed.
Important: Do Not remove the rear liftgate lock cylinder from the vehicle to perform this repair.
Reposition the rear liftgate lock cylinder wave washer and adjust the lock rod using the steps below.
Verify the customer's condition.
Open the liftgate.
Remove the upper liftgate garnish molding.
Remove the rear liftgate trim panel.
Remove the cylinder lock rod from the threaded lock rod retaining clip.
Place the tip of a screwdriver blade into the opening of the C-clip and slowly rotate the screwdriver to pry out the C-clip from the shaft. Then use needle-nose pliers to remove the C-clip.
Remove the C-clip from the rear liftgate lock cylinder push button and remove the wave washer.
Install the wave washer with the cup side up.
Position the wave washer with the curved edges of the wave spring parallel to the tabs on the lock cylinder shaft.
Important: Use needle-nose pliers to slightly squeeze the C-clip back into shape. Make sure the clip seated, you should feel a snap and hear an audible click.
Install the C-clip onto the shaft and in the slot using needle nose pliers. Then rotate the pawl several times to make sure the C-clip does not rotate. If the clip rotates then the clip is not fully seated.
Position the lock cylinder pawl to the full clockwise position.
Pull up on the cylinder lock rod to remove any slack in the bell crank.
Install the cylinder lock rod into the threaded lock rod retaining clip while removing any slack from the lock rod linkage.
Close the lock rod retainer clip.
Close the liftgate assembly.
Open the liftgate glass while keeping the liftgate closed.
Use the key fob to cycle the liftgate to the lock and unlock position while inspecting the rear liftgate pawl. The lock cylinder pawl should have clearance between the latch as shown above. If the pawl is contacting the latch, readjust the cylinder lock rod.
Verify that the customer's condition has been corrected.
To unlock the liftgate, press the unlock button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter twice or use the power door lock switch. To lock the liftgate, press the lock button on the RKE transmitter or use the power door lock switch. The liftgate does not have a key lock cylinder. To open the liftgate, pull up on the handle located in the center of the liftgate. When closing the liftgate, use the molded handles to pull the liftgate down. Push the liftgate closed until it latches.
try rolling down a window or leaving a door open, shut liftgate hard. see if it still shows liftgate ajar. on my explorer the seals in door and windows shut so tightly that it was almost impossible to get the gate closed completely with doors closed and windows up.
if this doesn't help then you might need a new switch on it.
When any door or the liftgate is opened, the ajar switch provides a ground signal to the smart junction box (SJB). When the door or liftgate is closed, the ajar switch opens, removing the ground signal. The SJB uses the multiple inputs from the ajar switches to determine whether the doors or the liftgate are in the open or closed position. The SJB then provides a message to the instrument cluster over the communication network. The message center uses this information to display the door/liftgate ajar message.
I suspect your door switch is not closing all the way.
Remove the rear pivot arm; refer to Pivot Arm—Rear .
Remove rear pivot arm.
Lift the pivot arm nut cover.
Remove the nut.
Remove the pivot arm.
Remove the liftgate door trim panel; refer to Section 501-05 . Remove the (A) liftgate handle to liftgate screws and the (B) liftgate handle. Remove the liftgate trim panel screw access plug. Remove the screw.
Remove the liftgate door trim panel.
Use Windshield and Molding/Trim Removal Kit to remove the liftgate door trim panel from the liftgate window opening.
Push the liftgate door trim panel toward the top of the liftgate and remove the liftgate trim panel.
Position the watershield aside to gain access to the rear wiper motor.