Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

tailgate on pick up won't latch

Posted on 2008-10-27
6
Medium Priority
?
954 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
What is the best way to fix a tailgate on a 2001 Chevy Avalanche that won't Latch?  It slowly over the years went bad.  The handle only moves the latches a little bit.  It used to close when I slammed it, now it won't I sprayed WD 40 to loosen it but that didn't help. Is there a diagram or "How to" anywhere for this? I'm guessing the cable is bad. Thanks, Art
0
Comment
Question by:artismobile
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
jgmontgo earned 1000 total points
ID: 22818820
He he I have had this same problem twice. The first time the dealer replaced the latch mechanism that also had attached cables. However, apparently sometimes those cables also just come loose.
I know of no place that you can get diagrams for free, if anyone else does that would be good to know. Here is a place you can purchase books that will have diagrams:
http://www.car-stuff.com/mmparts/chevy-tahoe/repair_manual.html
I can tell you that the body shop that fixed mine said it was a very easy process. Just have to remove the skin (probably the inside).
0
 

Author Comment

by:artismobile
ID: 22818892
Kind of an older truck so I'm trying to do it myself.  Twice, huh? I'll check the link.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:jgmontgo
ID: 22818943
Yea, twice. Mine is a GMC and only a year newer than yours. I will be fixing it this time, last time I had some body work done and they just did it for me.
0
Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:adfield
adfield earned 1000 total points
ID: 22823946
I'm in the UK so I'm afraid I'm no real help as we don't have the Avalanche over here - however, my first port of call for car problems is always the owner's club for that model, if one exists.  So, I'd suggest having a search through www.clubavalanche.com!
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:jgmontgo
ID: 22828833
Nice idea adfield!
0
 

Author Comment

by:artismobile
ID: 22831836
I searched the past post.  Nothing yet, but a few ideas are close.  I'll give this a try for a bit. Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Comparing Two Hi-Tech Remote Security Systems When looking at automotive security systems, I was quite intrigued with how far they have progessed. More like a PDA type applications, these newer and top end systems have remote displays to advise o…
A feature on Tesla vehicles and their impact on the automotive industry.
This lesson discusses how to use a Mainform + Subforms in Microsoft Access to find and enter data for payments on orders. The sample data comes from a custom shop that builds and sells movable storage structures that are delivered to your property. …
Kernel Data Recovery is a renowned Data Recovery solution provider which offers wide range of softwares for both enterprise and home users with its cost-effective solutions. Let's have a quick overview of the journey and data recovery tools range he…

564 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question