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Old 09-01-2009, 08:57 PM
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Unhappy 07 Tahoe Auto Liftgate Problems

I have a 07 Tahoe and the Automatic Tailgate starts Up gets halfway then closes back up. Its like its tryin to eat me. HELP
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Welcome to the forum.

It could be binding which it senses as an obstruction and closes. Have you tried assisting it by hand to see if it will open fully?
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:41 AM
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yeah ive helped it up but if u let go it comes back down
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:17 PM
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Best guess is then that whatever senses an obstruction is FUBAR or needs adjustment, if adjustable.

Maybe shawnvw can chime in.
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I am having problems with my liftgate also so have been doing my research. unfortunatly my problem is different then yours. however through my research I have found A TSB that may relate to your problem.. Here it is


Component Description:
65. STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE Bulletin Number: 070847005
Bulletin Date: Jul 2007

Vehicle: 2,007 Cadillac Escalade
Summary:
POWER LIFTGATE MAY OPEN OR CLOSE ABOUT A THIRD OF THE WAY THEN REVERSES, DTCS B135E AND/OR B135F SET (INSPECT LIFTGATE WIRING HARNESS AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY). ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10022713 )
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:56 PM
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I just had this problem with my suburban. Anyone have any idea how much or how hard this TSB is? I am out of warranty.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:50 PM
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.... still waiting for the get it up jokes...

My 09 power lift gate still works... one thing I can't complain about.

An option I didn't list, but hey, it has it, and now I do like it.
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I just had this problem with my suburban. Anyone have any idea how much or how hard this TSB is? I am out of warranty.
just make sure the assist rods/struts haven't failed. when they get weak the hatch will only work properly when you assist it by hand.
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just make sure the assist rods/struts haven't failed. when they get weak the hatch will only work properly when you assist it by hand.
thanks I will do that first. Appreciate it.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:06 PM
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I'll add also, get quality lift assist struts not the cheapest ones...
Remember to support the hatch with a 2x4 or someone helping you, that hatch is heavy, don't rely on the lift assist to hold it open when you change the struts...
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