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#1 Poleman

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 01:22 PM

Tried to remove my 2008 Sierra tailgate on the weekend without success. It has the ezlift option.
Never had a problem removing the tailgate on any of my other trucks. Is there a trick to this one?
Removed the cables and lifted off the right hand side, but the left hand side would not pull out. Is it be keyed for the torsion bar? Help please.

#2 mc7719

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 01:41 PM

I haven't tried to remove mine yet.. I'll be watching this for an answer! lol

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#3 wtbrowne

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 02:14 PM

Page 2-14 of your owner's manual. EZ Lift tailgates are the same as all others.
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#4 maxco

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 02:29 PM

same as other trucks. Just might be tough to pull out the first time or 2. I remember the first time I pulled off the gate after I got the truck and it was just really tight. Get the right side up and out and then give it a good tug to the right and it should come right off.

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#5 GrapeSoda

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:23 PM

you just disconnect the cables on mine and it slides right out of a groove,if thats any help
2001 Silverado Z71-->5.3-->G80-->230,000 miles, Warn 8000 pound winch with a Warn Trans4mer, True duals no muffler w cats on it sounds amazing, 6 inch RC NTD lift with 37s, Two 12 inch subs,
1978 GMC Jimmy--> In the process of getting her road worthy...Then a 6 inch lift an 37s will come

#6 Poleman

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:56 AM

Trick was that you had to just barely open the tail gate, then the left side slid right out.
Models without the EZlift option could be fully open and would slide out.

#7 USMdude

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 12:53 PM

you just disconnect the cables on mine and it slides right out of a groove,if thats any help


Sounds like he has a wife lifter option...........

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#8 GrapeSoda

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 01:12 PM

you just disconnect the cables on mine and it slides right out of a groove,if thats any help


Sounds like he has a wife lifter option...........

Jbo

lmao! im not married, and even if i was, i wouldn't marry a fat ass haha
2001 Silverado Z71-->5.3-->G80-->230,000 miles, Warn 8000 pound winch with a Warn Trans4mer, True duals no muffler w cats on it sounds amazing, 6 inch RC NTD lift with 37s, Two 12 inch subs,
1978 GMC Jimmy--> In the process of getting her road worthy...Then a 6 inch lift an 37s will come




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