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Can't get tailgate to open/unlock.

I have a 2001 Ford Ranger 4wd. Today when I tried to open the tailgate it would not budge. I think it's locked. Do not know how it would have gotten locked. How do I open the tailgate now?

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Is there not a plate on inside of tailgate, held on by screws? If so remove screws and plate and have a look at mechanism for proper operation. May just need some lube, or linkage may have popped off.

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I had the same problem. It could be that its locked or that the mechanism inside is jammed. There is a access panel on the other side of the tailgate. to remove it you need torx screw driver (looks like an allen wrench tip). reomve all the screws and the panel. the rods that keep the tailgate closed are connected to a plastic piece. sometimes the rod slips out, just wedge it back in and the door should open and close normally.

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