WHY AM I UNABLE TO TURN THE KEY IN THE TAILGATE ...

2005 Chevrolet Colorado

Tiny

ronlheureux

October, 23, 2012 AT 6:54 PM

Why am I unable to turn the key in the tailgate lock. It is in locked condition currently.

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10 Answers

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 23, 2012 AT 7:50 PM

You could have a frozen up cylinder. Do they use salt on the roads in the winter where you live?ALso have you tried spraying some pbblaster or liquid wrench in the lock and let it soak to see if it frees up?

Tiny

ronlheureux

October, 23, 2012 AT 11:40 PM

I live in San Diego, so no salt. I tried some WD40 with no success.

Tiny

ronlheureux

October, 24, 2012 AT 2:15 AM

I went out and picked up a can of PB Blaster and gave it a try, but, no luck. It now appears to me that the cylinder is broken. I'll go to my Chevy dealer and see what parts I'll need to fix the problem. Thanks for any additional info you might have, though.
Ron

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 24, 2012 AT 4:39 AM

If the cylinder is broken looks like your on the right track with getting a new one.

Tiny

ronlheureux

October, 26, 2012 AT 9:20 PM

Well, my friend, I received a part notification from a company that had a horrible customer rating and when I called them, they didn't even have the lock assay.

Perhaps you service can find a reliable source for my part.
Thanks,
Ron

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 27, 2012 AT 2:07 AM

So were looking for a tail gate lock cylinder?

Tiny

ronlheureux

October, 27, 2012 AT 3:09 AM

Yes, please.

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 27, 2012 AT 5:14 AM

They have the cylinder on www. Parts. Com

Tiny

ronlheureux

October, 27, 2012 AT 6:40 PM

Thank you very much.
Ron

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 27, 2012 AT 6:52 PM

Your welcome I have ordered from them before.

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