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1998 ford scorpio 2.3 estate. tailgate door release button jambed in, in the down position, unable to release to open door. Can the interiour trim be remove with the door in the closed position, from the inside, to access the lock from the inside of the car, to lubricate the machanism, to free the push in button, have been trying to free from the outside using wd40 and mole grips on button, but no success any information to help solve this problem would be greatly appreciated, thank you, philip gordon in denmark.

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SOURCE: 2000 Toyota Sienna tailgate door will not open/broken handle

I hope I can help, I had the same problem on my 2001. I called the dealership and they said 375.00 + parts to fix. Being mechanically inclined I decidet to try it myself. Please understand, this is not exact, but is a pretty good guide. To open from the outside, make sure doors are unlocked(mine relocked after a minute or so) place a screwdriver, long and thin, into the slot that the handle passes through the door on the right side. Raise the handle of the driver, and you should be pressing down on a cable that operates the latch. the door should release. If you cant do that, from the inside, remove the two side trim pieces. Then remove the inner door panel, One screw under plastic cap on handle, one under cap on strap... and pop off all plastic buttons(hidden) between the door and cover, a 1" putty knife will work for this. You will see the cable that used to connect to the handle. Remove the cable by pulling it through the slot(apparent when you get to it) and now remove the two screws that hold the handle on. Also, you have to remove a screw from the passengers side of the cover plate over the handle. the plate will slide(not sure which way now), and it will come off. replace the handle and etc..... inreverse.. Took me 25 minutes, start to finish. Further questions, let me know. remember, mine was 2001 Sienna.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Jeep Liberty 2005 Cannot shut tailgate window......

Hi all,

I had the same problem onmy dad's Jeep KJ (Cherokee/Liberty) so i went ahead and unbolted the tailgate handle;

First you need to take off the plastic inner tailgate cover (doh), then carefully pry away the the black liner and you'll see 2x 10mm hex nuts, unscrew both. Then on the latch outer side of the tailgate remove the upper 2 torx screws, then loosen one of the clamps of the connecting rod between latch and handle.
While pulling out on the handle (needed to clear the mechanism from the sheetmetal) you'll be able to carefully remove the complete doorhandle assembly.
There's still one wireloom attached to the handle, this is the culprit, It's the little actuator switch that's need liberal amounts of lubricant such as WD40 or similar.
I actually removed the switch and pushed it several times to full stroke after i lubricated it, then reconnected it and presto! The rear window unlocked every single time by means of the doorhandle instead of using the wireless remote...

Easy fix, done in half an hour. Saved you $ 300 on parts and labour

Good luck!

Nathan ter Stege (the Netherlands)

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SOURCE: Can't get the tailgate open on my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Sound like you are not having any fun, most shocks have a C clip that when removed will then allow the shock to come off of the ball pivot it is attached to.
Some but very few this is not true and the entire pivtot has to be unbolted. I hope the first part helps

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tailgate Latch

Many thanks, nascar2fever!

I had the same problem and of course started by trying to pry open the tailgate (gently). The problem was solved by undoing the top of the plastic panel on the inside of the tailgate until I could do a visual and slide my hand to lift the latch. The fix was to re-adjust the pull-rod to remove the excess slack in the latch.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: estate tailgate glass release button

to stop it from opening when you turn ign remove black cap from wiper swicth on the glass you see a circut strip cut the strip so it no longer works/ or replace £70 from Jagaur

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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