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2011 GMC Yukon lift gate will not open, can hear the motor

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2011 GMC Yukon lift gate will not open, can hear the motor working but no result. When opening it manually, it will force it way back shut.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: 98,000 miles automatic
JA: What is the model of your '11 GM?
Customer: C10706
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

?so the motor makes noise but is inop?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it opens half way then closes again
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

are the hinges binding?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I can force it open all the way, then it stays open for a few seconds and closes back.
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 11 months ago.

does anything appear to be binding?