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KellyK 05-05-2009 07:44 PM

bumpy road = tailgate opening?
 
So i drove down a crappy paved road today and i almost got shaken baby syndrome from it but when i got back home i noticed my tail gate was open about 7" but it was still locked...
shut it and tried to lift on the spare and pull back to see if it would open again but it stayed shut... guess i dont have enough muscle

350chevrolet 05-05-2009 07:48 PM

i think you just didnt have it shut all the way. iv never had mine come open no matter how bad the trails are.

spanky 05-05-2009 07:54 PM

it came opened WHILE it was locked ?

tiny terror 05-05-2009 07:57 PM

Wait what? Open but locked?

stevens243 05-05-2009 08:02 PM

Yeah, sounds like it got accidently locked while it was open and when it got "closed" it didn't.

spanky 05-05-2009 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by stevens243 (Post 367889)
Yeah, sounds like it got accidently locked while it was open and when it got "closed" it didn't.

thats my only conclusion.
those things shut pretty darn tight, even with some serious vibrations, id be surprised to see that thing come open with it unlocked.

KellyK 05-05-2009 11:01 PM

yeah i had shut it and then locked it... drove down one of our crappy streets here and when i walked around the back it had popped open.

I know something is not right with my tailgate anyway. you have to push really hard to get it to open or close... checked the hinges and they look fine but loosen up with some break free for about a week and then back to being hard to move again.

The stock spare is on there now. No idea what the guy before me had on it.
There is a grove that has been worn in the striker that the tailgate latches to.
Thinking i might get one when i finally make it to the junk yard.


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