Ranger tailgate linkage

Old 01-03-03, 07:42 AM
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Ranger tailgate linkage

On a 86 Ranger pickup, the linkage (inside the tailgate) broke to the tailgate latch. It broke right where it attached (somehow) to the latch handle. Does anyone have a clue if, and how, it can be repaired? Or is it one of those items where you have to replace the entire tailgate?
What do you think?
Old 01-03-03, 07:44 AM
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Hit your Ford dealer's parts counter and they will have photos and part #s for all the serviceable parts.

Then you'll know what you're up against.
Old 01-03-03, 08:21 AM
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Thank you for your reply. I'll give it a try.
Old 01-03-03, 10:23 AM
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That happens on a lot of fords, inside the tailgate there should be some bolts opposite the latch, if you pull it apart it may have just come loose, but the parts are relatively inexpensive to buy.
Old 01-03-03, 01:35 PM
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Thanks for the help. I'll check it out.
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rbrat: were you successful? I'm having trouble removing my old cables (they both snapped). Something happened on the inside that I can't access, or they are captive screws that just don't come out.
Thanks for any tips.

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