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One side of tailgate latch stuck on 90 truck

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Dai Maxwell, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. Dai Maxwell

    Dai Maxwell Junior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 6

    I have a 1990 3/4 ton... not sure what model of truck, S10, I think, that one side of the tailgate does not unlatch when I pull the handle. This has happened before and someone was able to make an quick adjustment to it, but I don't recall what it was. It's a work truck and I have to open it upwards of 15 times a day (currently using a screwdriver to pop the stuck latch) Can anyone help me or tell me how to fix it?

    Dai
     
  2. Ohiosnow

    Ohiosnow Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 415

    3/4 ton --S10 ??

    Pop the trim ( if you have a trim) off the tailgate latch & you will see 2 rods 1 on each side of the latch. The rods are held in place with plastic clips & you have 1 broken or missing buy both ( $2.00) pop the new clips in & then the rods & your all done. No adjustments needed ;) .
     
  3. Dai Maxwell

    Dai Maxwell Junior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 6

    Cool, thanks!

    Dai