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How do i remove the old cable from my tailgate? the end connected to the truck came off easy but the end connected to the truck i can't get off?

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The bolt holding the cable to the tailgate has a lock/safety washer that won't allow it to screw off all the way. Pop the screw off with a claw hammer. It is still usable. I just did this to my 2000 Ranger and it worked.

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    The bolt holding the cable to the tailgate has a lock/safety washer that won't allow it to screw off all the way. Pop the screw off with a claw hammer. It is still usable. I just did this to my 2000 Ranger and it worked.

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