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The liftgate does not close. The latch is not working so it seems that I have to replace the actuator. Any advise on doing that. How could I replace the actuator.

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The issue you are having is with the power latch assembly. This system has multiple items and sensors related to its operation and even has its own control module (computer) that will set codes if there is a problem such as what you are having. The only way to be 100% sure is to check the power liftgate control module with a scanner capable of accessing it. What I have found to be the most common problem is the power rear latch in the lift gate that actually closes the rear hatch in the last few inches on movement and it issues that it it latched in place. You will need to replace the power liftgate latch assembly.

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I'd start by removing the inside panel to gain access to all the linkages in behind there that run to the latch. Not uncommon for those linkages to seize (rust) up, causing it to bind too much for power latch to do it's job. Spray them all, Latch where they connect to it & especially connections and pivot points with penetrating spray first to get them loosened up and moving freely, then after, put a good coat of white lithium or similar spray grease to keep moisture away.Good chance that is all it needs.

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