tailgate only goes up hafway

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bigrhino

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i have a 2011 Tahoe. The tailgate only opens halfway and then goes down. I checked the top for obstruction and the sides but nothing. I just put on new tailgate shocks last fall.
 

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i have a 2011 Tahoe. The tailgate only opens halfway and then goes down. I checked the top for obstruction and the sides but nothing. I just put on new tailgate shocks last fall.
if it lifts up all the way with the help of a finger then the struts or a strut is no longer working as designed.
 

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The lift assist struts are shot. Replace them, and you'll be back in business. I used GM OEM replacement struts, but some folks here have had good luck with 3rd party strut manufacturers.
 

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