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Tailgate 2002 sierra

When trying to close the tail gate i have to slam it several times until it finally latches. Is there an adjustment and or lube procedure i can perform?

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  • garysb56 Dec 13, 2008

    same, have to slam several times to latch

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I had the same problem with my 2003, no adjustment on mine, I resolved the problem by lubricating all the movable parts inside and outside the tailgate, both locks, and the internal linkage, and joints, I loosened things up with WD40, waited a few days and did the final lubrication with white lithium greese. Any other liquid greese will also work fine. dont forget to follow up everyone few month.

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