The handle that allows me to open my tailgate just broke and I ordered an aftermarket replacement. The original was plastic and the replacement is all metal. Can anyone tell me what's involved in installing the new one? Specifically, do I have to take that tailgate apart or can I do it from the outside of the tailgate? I see screw heads on the inside of the tailgate and I'm assuming that these would allow me to remove the inside of my tailgate.
Every Ranger tailgate I've ever seen has the access panel.
Open the tailgate, take off whatever protector/bedliner type thing you have attached to the inside of the tailgate.
There should be a panel, just like described, 8 (I only remember 4, but, it's been a while), and boom, you're right there, easy access to grease, replace, stare, adjust, whatever floats your boat.
What year (if at all) did they stop giving you that option.
You say I'm insane. I say - Of course I like pickles.
I have been thinking about this too. I have the 88' sans access panel. My handle was sticky so I was able to spray it and it still works but you have to lift up pretty hard to release. What do those of us with ancient Rangers do?
I have an 86 and the handles bent. To get it out you just take out 3 screws on the inside side of the tailgate and unclip these little brittle plastic things that secure the rods that go to the latchs from the handle. Thing is, does anyone know where to get a NEW one. Failing that, anyone know what the newest year that would fit would be?
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.