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tailgate wont open

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by landmark, Sep 9, 2013.

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  1. landmark

    landmark Active Member

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    Hi all my rear tailgate is locked and failing to open manually or by remote. Been told its the actyuator so have ordered new one. Just wounderd if anyone has done one and offer any best methods on h9w to replace ie how door card comes off etc. A real pain not being able toget anythng out of boot. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Hi,
    Seen mentioned in previous threads about removing the green oval out of the rear handle and getting plenty of lube in the mechanism. Worth a go before spending money.
    Griff
     
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    And rear inner door cardboard. Maybe something come adrift?
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood Full Member

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    Get yourself a 'Rave' CD or look in the Haynes manwell as the piccys really help ...
     
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    Could well be electrical, but when it happened to me it was crud that had over a period built up in the mechanism. It gets up under the outside handle. As said above, use a thin bladed instrument to prise off the green oval and that gives you access to the working parts there. A liberal lubrication and that worked for me. Got to be worth a try before the wallet comes out.
     
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