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#3188 of 3676 Need help with a rear hatch
Apr 05, 2008 (6:10 am)
I have a 2004 2 door Chevy blazer and the rear hatch will not open. When you press the release button I can hear a noise like it wants to open but nothing happens. I was hoping someone would be able to give me some advice on what to troubleshoot since I am in the middle of moving and can not afford to take it to the dealer at this time. It would also make my move a lot easier if I could get that hatch open. Thanks.
#3189 of 3676 Re: Need help with a rear hatch [singram]
Apr 05, 2008 (6:59 am)
Have you tried pushing to close it and re-opening it several times? And cycling the ignition once between try's? I had a similar problem with a different vehicle and all that I can think of is that it was a little stuck from non-use. Once I got it to work, it was fine.
You could always call a dealer and ask.
#3190 of 3676 Re: Need help with a rear hatch [singram]
Apr 09, 2008 (2:54 pm)
Is it an electric rear hatch? I had the samething happen because I backed into something but mine was electric. When I pressed the button, I could hear the motor moving, but didn't open. I took the inside panel off the gate and found that I had bent a small arm that the motor moves so it was not hitting the latch. I bent it back and it worked fine. Good luck.
#3191 of 3676 Re: 1992 chevy blazer [enzane]
Apr 09, 2008 (2:56 pm)
Cheap part, try replacing the fuel pump relay or cleaning the contacts? Is your check engine light on?
#3192 of 3676 Re: Need help with a rear hatch [singram]
Apr 11, 2008 (10:22 am)
Hi... I attempted to respond earlier in the week... but this site was down. I had the same situation with my 96. There is a small lever, made out of plastic, that connects the servo to the actual release mechanism. You can not purchase just the plastic part (I have great digital photos of this part). You have two options... you can fix the part... using a paper clip, or you can go to the salvage yard... and look for one. It is easy to fix or replace... once you get the cover off the door. Opening the door is not so easy... but there is a place under the carpet near the latch that you have access to the lever. Use a screwdriver to trip the lever.
I hope this helps... TJ
#3193 of 3676 Re: 1992 chevy blazer [enzane]
Apr 11, 2008 (10:56 am)
I just fixed a friends 99 blazer that sounds like it had the same problem. Old fuel pump died and she had someone install a new pump and also a new filter. Then it began to run/studder like yours.
It took me a while to figure out but here was the fix for her car (runs great now). The new filter that she had installed was the wrong one. Looks identical to the correct filter but either Autozone or the mechanic messed up. the in flow direction and outflow was reversed on the new filter. I found the correct filter, replaced it, and now the car runs fine.
Crazy, but check your filter and make sure the outflow (should be stamped on the metal "OUT" is pointing toward the engine. I saw the old/incorrect filter and the new filter side by side and they look identical except the flow direction "OUT" was reversed. I think GM may have changed the guts inside the filter and may have a one way valve in the filter that is starving the engine if the wrong one is used.
Hope that helps.
#3194 of 3676 hatchback will not open
Apr 12, 2008 (11:59 am)
I have tried everything to open my hatchback;
I tried the push button inside the car;
I tried opening it with the key outside the car,
and I even tried manually to open it but to no
It just won't open; I even checked the fuses.
What to do; do anybody know?
#3195 of 3676 Re: 1992 chevy blazer [tjh5479]
Apr 13, 2008 (5:37 am)
Yes the engine light is on.
#3196 of 3676 Re: 1992 chevy blazer [merlynxx1]
Apr 13, 2008 (1:44 pm)
No. There are no lights on the dashboard at all.
The only lights that comes on are the ones when
I start the engine .
#3197 of 3676 2001 chevy blazer
Apr 14, 2008 (5:19 pm)
just bought my 2001 blazer and love it so far except for the pesky severice engine light that came on the second day. the code is po410 something about the secondary air injection system fault has anyone had this problem and if so how do i fix it thanks for the info