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How do I replace the tailgate latch on 2002 Nissan Pathfinder

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SOURCE: heating problem 2002 nissan pathfinder

On a typical heater are several (4) in this case various size coils which look like springs.You have a break at those coils but not at # 4.

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SOURCE: 1990 Nissan D21 Tailgate won't stay closed

Common problem on these vehicles. Keep it simple and bullet proof by just loosing the original arrangement and screwing in a manual latch on each side. A couple of gate latches are cheap and work forever. Not pretty but functional.
If you find anything at a junk yard it'll cost plenty and will be bound to fail like yours already has.

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SOURCE: How do I access the nuts that secure the latch

You will have to access from inside. Remove rear panel.

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There is a site called courtesy they will carry your part there. the price is pretty reasonable.

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SOURCE: Tailgate/trunk latch will not engage so the

Tailgate/trunk latch will not engage so the tailgate just bounces won't close - is there something I can do to fix this on my own?

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