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#1 Old 08-31-2007, 11:25 AM
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Angry Liftgate Problems!

Is there a way to release the liftgate manually? The Servo that unlocks the lift gate crapped out while on vacation in South Dakota and now I can't open the lift gate. Any help would be appreciated Thanks.
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#2 Old 09-01-2007, 11:02 AM
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Oh crap! I have not clue, have you checked the manual.

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#3 Old 09-01-2007, 11:27 AM
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Yeah, I checked the manual and nothing. I guess I have to visit the dealer on this one.
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Can't find anything in the service manual on this but there has to be a way to manually do it otherwise you could not change out the latch. My guess would be that it has something to do with removing the 1 inch plastic circle in the lift gate interior trim panel and fishing down a thin metal rod to manually unlock the latch.

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Some people are thinking.

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According to the service manual, it appears that you can gain access through that grommet on the inside of the hatch.

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I crawled in the back today and removed the trim circle and the liftgate light and couldn't feel anything with my fingers but I will try removing the trim circle again and fishing something down there tomorrow. Thanks for your help guys
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Once I do gain access and get the back panel off. Is replacing the servo mechanism something I could do in the driveway or should I still take it in to the service department? Again thanks for the responses
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Confused? I have a handle on my 04' liftgate from the outside. What do you have that I do not?

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I have a release on the out side too. The servo that controls the locking mechanism on the keyless entry crapped out in the locked position and I cannot open the liftgate.
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You can replace it in the driveway. Go to http://www.2ndgendurango.com/extras/Service_Manual.zip
("save as" the link) THis will guide you through the whole process.)

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Thanks for the link. I'm in the process of downloading it right now. Thanks again for the help.
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Yeah, It works again! and I didn't have to do a thing. It just started working again. So I'm going to leave it alone for now. I did pull the covers off just to see how things were set up and it seems to be easy to replace in the driveway if it come to that. Thanks again to all of you that answered back and a big thanks to HEMI4Wheeling for sending the link for the service manual.
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No problem! That is what this forum is all about!

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I had the same problem about 2 months ago, it would work and then quit and then for no apparent reason it would work again. The only way to open it was to lock and unlock the doors until the servo worked again. Took it to the dealer and had the fix it under warrantee.
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Well, It Crapped out again. I went to the dealer and purchased the parts from the local dealer and will attemp to install it tomorrow. I will let you all know how things work out.
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Just got finished with the install and Yeah! I have access to the Liftgate again. I was a very easy driveway install. Just a matter of removing the trim panels, Removing 3 star head bolts, disconnecting the 2 wiring connectors, the rod that connects to the exterior handle, and swap out the assemblies.
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I know this is old, but after searching I cant find any other threads on this. I need the same part. do you know the name of the servo? I tried to get one from my local dealer and they looked at me like I was crazy?
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some places call it a seloniod... most dealerships can pull of a picture of the liftgate from there you should be able to point at the part and say that thing...


*just incase nobody has the part # handy.


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