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'01 F350 tailgate repair; handle no longer operates

The handle will no longer open the tailgate. how do I repair this?

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You must remove the handle from the gate, this is done by removing the plastic tail-gate guard. On in side of gate are some torx screws , remove screws and gate guard will come off. Then there are some more torx screws to remove steel acess pannel, the tail-gate handel will be held in place by 2 10 mm nuts . After removal of nuts the handle will come out, inspect handle for brakeage or rust. replace if nessesary.

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