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My 2005 gmc sierra tailgate will not open when pulling on the handle. I can see that one of the latch rods that operate the right side of the tailgate mechanism is missing a clip and has diconnected from the handle at the tailgate and I cannot see it to get it put back in the handle. Any ideas? Thanks Earl Justcallearl@gmail.com

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look under the latch and see if you see a metal rod. if you do, pull the rod and it should open.

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go to the chevy dealership for the handle and clips comes to appx. 40 dollars

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Sounds like you have a bar disconnected inside the hatch. You may also need a latch itself. Does it lock and unlock? If it does, most likely a bar off issue. Will be a pain to get the cover off with the door closed, but you will need to remove it to inspect.

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Lubricate all the components with silicone graphite spray can and keep actuating all levers.
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If you remove the ring around the handle you will get a better view of the two rods that connect the handle to the outter latches.The ring just snaps in.I think a flat head screw driver from the bottom works the best.Once you have access to the rods you can push the inward twords each other to pop the gate.If the are broken out twords the tail lights then a thin flat head in the gap betwen the tail lights and tail gate should be able to push the spring loaded latches in to pop the gate,but you may need to borrow a extra set of hands.Well hope this helps.

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