Hello - The tailgate on my 2000 Silverado Z-71 flareside is stuck shut. I
have a spray in bedliner and cannot see if there are any screws on inside.
Outside is a trim piece around handle. That came off once and was repaired
with double sticky tape. . I do not remember any screw heads or anything
behind there that will help me get to the troublesome parts. On top edge I
have a rail protector. When I try to open the tailgate it does seem like
something is releasing but the tailgate doesn't move. If I then push on it
hard it does seem to re-engage and click into place. There is only about
So, how do I proceed? Do I try and find some screws on the inside, under my
spray in liner? Do I pry off the trim on the outside? Remove the rail
protector? Jaws of life? Suggestions please. Alldatadiy doesn't have any
schematics to show me where to even begin to look for the problem.