How do you replace tailgate lift rods?
I did two of these jobs last month.The replacement shocks I got just bolted on very much like the originals on the top side and cliped on the bottom. Removeing the old one is a little tricky figering out how to flip the little spring clip up then pull it out then pop the shock off.Have somebody to hold the gate up for you while you work it is much safer than a prop rod.
Simply remove the cables that support the tailgate. They just clip off. Support your tailgate so that you don't scratch the paint. Lift the tailgate towards vertical, lift and one side will now come off the hinge. Remove the tailgate from the other side by pulling horizontally. Reinstall oppposite to these directions
To open the tailgate you have to use the key in the tailgate lock. If it is like mine, it does not always release immediately and you just need to push on the tailgate while the key is turned. You should be able to hear the latch release and then you just lift the tailgate up. If the shock absorbers for it are worn out it will be a slow hard lift to get it…
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On my 2002 avalanche, I was told to take the handle off and inside there are to blue or green clips with threaded rods in them. I just popped open the clips with a small screwdriver, then moved the rods out a few threads and reclip. IT WORKED GREAT MY TAILGATE WOULD POP OPEN WHEN I HIT A BUMP BUT NO MORE!!
There's a couple different types of tailgates found on dump/tipper trucks. The most common type hinges from the top and latches on the bottom. The latches can be either manual release or air release (usually from a button inside the cab). When the dump body is tipped back, gravity causes the tailgate to open, and the commodity is also dumped out of the bed by the force of gravity. Another variation of this type of…