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Old 03-18-2004, 11:27 PM   #15
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Thumbs up Here's the website

For those with GMC truck issues and, other recall...
GMC Trucks and etc

This would be a nice feature to have on the home page:
For example, on the sidebars..

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Old 03-19-2004, 08:05 AM   #16
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Automobile Recalls

A great source of recall & technical service bulletin information is www.alldata.com/recalls/index.html. You can look up by year, make, model and see all the tsb (subject only) & recall information for your vehicle. It gives you some ammo when you go into the dealership if you can cite the exact tsb number.

Good luck to everyone with the tailgate issue!
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Old 03-19-2004, 08:08 AM   #17
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That link I put out there doesn't seem to work. Just go to www.alldata.com and use the tab for recalls & tsb at the top of the page. I like to check it once in a while just to see how my trucks are doing...
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Old 03-19-2004, 11:26 AM   #18
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I guess we got lucky when we traded our '00 1500 Silverado for the '03 F-250. Talk about needing a rock guard for the A/S, imagine the dent a flying tail-gate would put in the aluminum!!
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Old 03-19-2004, 02:49 PM   #19
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Deppdog,

The link doesn't work because of the period at the end. If you remove it, the link will work. It's a common problem with puting links in e-mails and such.


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this entire ordeal sounds almost unreal. the cables on my dodge are VERY strong. my friend has a brand new duramax and his entire tailgate assembly looks undersized. my tailgate takes an adult to close because its solid steal(or at least feels that way) while his you can close with your fingers.
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"this entire ordeal sounds almost unreal"

Well, you have to understand that tailgate technology is still in its infancy. Sure, sissors-type hinged supports worked great the first 80 years or so they were tried, but engineers are still seeking a better solution.

Sheesh!

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maybe we're talking about something different then. My tailgate is the thing on the back of my truck that folds down. I've taken it off once. i estimate its weight at about 200lbs. to keep it from falling off it held on with high tension steal cable coated in black shrink wrap. i work on boat lifts so just buy looking at the cable i'd say its got a breaking point of 7000lbs. my point is how the hell can a tailgate bouncing up and down snap a cable rated for 7000lbs?? i'll check it out on my buddys truck next time i see him but i can tell you right now that something like this CANNOT happen on my dodge.
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It CANNOT happen as long as the cables don't rust, like they are doing on the Gm's. My cables were rusted in two. Part of the problem is the plastic covering that they put on them that holds the moisture next to the steel cable. GM is supposed to be replacing them with stainless cables.

I don't really see the advantage of a 200 pound tailgate that takes two people to close. I've never had my cargo break out thru the tailgate, and I don't use it for a battering ram.

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i'm sorry, i didn't mean two people to close. i meant if you remove the tailgate from the vehicle it takes two strong people to carry. it does take to arms to close it though, you just cant "flip" it closed.
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