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Suburban Rear Liftgate Locking Mechanism

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#1 mikeqfl



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Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:02 AM

Hi, I'm new to this site, glad I found it. I have a 2006 Surburban and the rear liftgate no longer locks when I hit the auto lock on the door or key fob. Any ideas on what might be causing that, and if it is a home mechanic project or not? I am pretty handy with tools, just not to experienced with the troubleshooting part. Thanks for the help.

#2 mikeqfl



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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:59 PM

Anybody have any Ideas? I think I hear a clunking sound in the liftgate when I hit the lock/unlock button on the remote. The rear window does not lock either I noticed. Thanks for your help?

Edited by mikeqfl, 15 November 2009 - 07:02 PM.

#3 Nytemare


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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:54 PM

You may just have to pull the gate apart and clean and lube everything. It sounds to me like the actuator is working, but something else is stuck, or bent.
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