Question about Buick Cars & Trucks
Can't get rear hatch to open, what can be the problem?
Posted by Anonymous on
These particular vehicles have common problem with the rear door actuator assembly. This is the electro/mechanical device that's locks and unlocks the hatch. They are fairly expensive, $300-400 range.
If you cannot physically open it manually you will have to remove the hatch panel from inside the vehicle and investigate further. Could be as something as a broken clip that holds an actuator rod. Unfortunately difficult to determine without further diagnosis.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi im wes the o2 sensor is always in the exaust newer buicks have one before the converter (sometimes in the exaust manifold) one after the converter if it has duall exaust it could have four
left bank sensor one is before the converter on drivers side bank two sensor 2 would be passanger side after the converter does this help?
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
ok, then the lock actuator is most likely seized, if you need instructions to repair, let me know, you have to get the part first, this will be a dealer item most likely. Then it's pretty simple. Remove the interior panel on the liftgate, you will see the latch and lock assembly, and a rod coming from it,the rod leads to the actuator. remove the rod, the retaining screws for the actuator, the electrical connector and then reverse for installation. Any issues let me know.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
The best way to solve this is too have a look if the fuse has blown neither one will operate the rear hatch so my guess is yes the fuse 1st then try it the inside of the panel itself or owners Manuel should tell you which fuse # to look at first
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
SOURCE: 2005 Buick Rendezous rear hatch
If the remote opens the rear hatch your problem is likely the button on the tailgate itself. I replaced mine on my 2005 about 3 months ago for the same fault.One problem you may have replacing the button could be that the screws are corroded and difficult top remove. Other than that it is a pretty easy fix.
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
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