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I just picked up a 87 k5.The rear window was missing the motor and the wires were cut i also have a L shaped rod with an L shaped end on each side i know where it goes but not what it does or connects to at the ends and i found a spring about 2 inches or so long. i have a new motor. i can make the window go up and down with a drill and open the tail gate. Main question is where does the motor mount and what else am i missing? i can find no pictures or good diagrams. Any pictures or something would be awesome.
 
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:37 PM
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I have a complete power tailgate sitting in my shed, but I'm not hauling that out of there anytime soon, sorry.

I thought I had an exploded view somewhere, but I can't find it anymore...

I believe the motor itself bolts on up at the top of the tailgate just to the driver side of center.

The rods/etc that you mention sound like they are part of the lockout mechanism that makes it so the tailgate cannot be unlatched without the window being all the way down.
 
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ok but if i connect the motor to the cable it only goes a little over half way up the tailgate and the threaded holes in the motor dont line up anywhere, am i missing a bracket? thanks
 
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:56 PM
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Maybe take a picture of what you have on the motor as well as your tailgate?

You may not have everything adjusted properly and something may bind half way up.

Another possibility is a weak spring in the window regulator. The spring helps the window up.
 
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I can roll the window up and down with a drill with no problem, i just dont know where the motor mounts. I cant find pictures of what one should look like. i found a 83 suburban at the junkyard and it had a different setup, it had the motor mounted on the regulator on the right side with no cable.
 
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I think the Suburban and K5 tailgate is similar, Lmc truck has some what of a picture if that might help, pg 24 and 25 in the blazer catalog. http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/bzc/full.aspx?Page=24

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ya i saw that one but none show where the motor mounts
 
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K i found it on a video titeled k5 blazer tailgate-update. im missing the motor bracket.
 
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Does anyone know where i can get one i cant find it anywhere?
 
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id say junkyard but its hard to find these things in the junkyards anymore. i just checked ebay and didnt see any

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...mString=search

looks like autozone sells the complete assembly
 

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