2005 toyota sequoia Rear taildgate door will not open

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Old 12-06-08, 02:05 PM
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2005 toyota sequoia Rear taildgate door will not open

The rear door on a 2005 toyota sequoia will not open with the latch. When the unlock button inside or on the key bob is pressed I can hear a click and then if I press down on the tail gate door I hear a click, so I believe it is unlocking and locking but it will not open. Is there a manual override lever. The latch will not open the door
 
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Old 12-06-08, 02:13 PM
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Similar problem with my SUV, turned out a rod inside had come loose. Solenoid worked, but since the rod was off, wouldn't unlatch. May be different with yours. Try the key on the hatch if you have one, I know some newer vehicles don't (crazy design).

May also be a connecting rod from the handle to the latch.
 
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Old 12-09-08, 07:02 AM
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Friends older 4Runner had a similar problem. Turned out to be the latch mechanism was severely rusted and frozen. Had to disassemble the inner panel while the hatch was closed to remove the latch.
 
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