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Handle on tailgate wont open

I have a ford f-150 tailgate, one day i tried to open it but when i grabbed the handle to open it it dosnt seem like it catches anything to release the bars to open the tailgate, could something just not be connected any more?

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  • Jeff Hammack
    Jeff Hammack May 11, 2010

    yes, something could not be connected anymore, there should be a access panel on the inside of the tailgate, remove the screws and panel and you should be able to see the latch mechanism as well as any problems it has, let me know

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    you have solved this one yourself



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We have the same problem, remove the panel on inside tailgate and you will find the handle broken, it is made out of pot metal. You need new handle from dealer or salvage yard.

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