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Rear tail gate will not open

The other doors will open using the key remote. How can I get the lift gate open?

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  • ndecember Jun 15, 2009

    Yes there are two handles or lift latches- one for the whole lift gate and one to open the glass part only.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    My lift gate will not open. When I push the button it clicks but will not lift. Pleas assist.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    tail gate wont open seems to be jamed

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The liftgate consists of the following components:

  • liftgate door lock actuator
  • liftgate lock cylinder (if equipped)
  • liftgate window glass
  • liftgate window latch/ajar switch
  • liftgate window glass release handle
  • liftgate latch remote control which consists of the following component:
    • liftgate release handle
  • liftgate latch, which consist of the following component:
    • liftgate latch door ajar switch
Is there a handle above the license plate? Let me know.

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The liftgate trim panel probably has a couple of screws in ti and several "Christmas" trees that pop out of the liftgate when you pry the panel off. If they break, most hardware stores have them. Try to put a thin screwdriver on each side of the pin retainer.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: rear door lactch will not open but other doors do

I have the same issue on my 2002 Escape. I hear the cylinder motors engaging on the doors but not the liftgate so all I can assume is the wiring loom on the passenger side upper corner of the liftgate needs attention. That is where the wiring is for the door motor that releases the window and gate. I will post again after I solve this. 6/28/2009

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