Lift-gate will not open

Tiny
LOUISGOLDSMITH
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  • 2008 FORD ESCAPE
  • 68,000 MILES
The rear liftgate will not open by its button or by the remote on key.
The glass on the gate does open with no problem.
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 1:06 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like the rear latch actuator has gone out and will need to be replaced. From inside the car remove the door panel to release or remove the actuator. But first let's check the fuse #17 and relay. Here are wiring diagrams to show you which ones to test:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Here are some guides and diagrams to help you get the job done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/door-panel-removal

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the guide. The relay was the issue. :)
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Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 AT 2:21 PM

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