Mechanics

LOCK ON TAILGATE

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

2004 avalanche, key turns only partway in tailgate lock, sprayed wd40, feels like mechcanical issue, dont want to pay dealer $$$$ replacement if fixable. Any Idea how or who can do this?
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Daphnep
January 18, 2011.



You need access to the inside of the tailgate. From there, you will see a removeable panel to gain access to the linkage and handle. Check to see if the linkage is bent, disconnected.