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Borrowed friend's truck - opened the tailgate - now it won't close. seems like the latches are doing nothing, nothing moves or catches when trying to slam/close it shut. Help?

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  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    my tailgate want latch on my 2001 s-10 pickup

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    I have the same problem with 2002 avalanche and I am moving myself out of college and need it to close!!!!!!

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On the truck body there is bolt potruding. On the tailgate, there is a hook that when pushed against the bolt, will shift to grab the bolt and hold the gate closed. This hook can shift just enough to bang against the  bolt instead of hooking it. Use your finger or a screwdriver to push the hook back (or down). You should be good to go. sslgrits

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