Question about 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
I have the solution to every one out there with tailgate lock problems......I had the very same problem but wasnt interested in getting a power lock.......Here goes.....it costs you some wd40 or liquid wrench.....nothing else......open the tail gate.....you will see the screws that hold the handle in place.....take off the two outer screws only....then pop off the handle cover....yes it does come off without breaking.....you will see something shaped like a "C".....it should move back and forth.....with the tailgate closed you should be able to move that "C" back and forth...it swivels on a pivot you can see in the opening above the tailgate handle.......this is the lock mechanism.....mine was seized up.....anyways......with the tailgate still closed squirt some wd40 or liquid wrench in the area directly above the tailgate handle........that "C" thing will move again and your problem is over...email me if you figured it out........
I was delighted with the fix.....and it's so easy to do.....then put everything back in its place......tell everyone you know....
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
I had the exact same problems on my 2006. Unscrew the two startec screws inside the tail gate that hold the plastic cover over the handle.
Once this is off squirt everything with wd40. Work the "lock' square and the handle catch a few times manually. once all this is freed up it should work nice and smotthly again.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
I also had the exact problem with my 2004. Same fix - took 10 minutes and worked perfectly!
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
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