06 jeep liberty Tailgate won't open

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  1. JunesGravity

    JunesGravity New Member

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    Ok, so here's the thing. I replaced the handle last year and everything has been working great. For some reason, when I went to open the tailgate to grab something from the back it wouldn't open. I don't even hear that three click sound sequence that indidcates it's trying to open. There's nothing, as though it's still locked.

    So I removed the door panel from the inside to try and open it manually but even that didn't work. I can see insideand that the hanlde is moving but the door won't open. Any ideas how to get it open so I can figure out what to do next?
     
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    There is a small access panel on the passenger side of the rear door (its about 6in square) remove the cover. Reach inside and up, the door latch will be located there. Find either a red, white or yellow lever that will need to be moved down to unlatch the door. This lever is located next to the rod connection from the door handle.