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I am replacing the tailgate handle on a 2001 Ford Ranger. I have the part (Tailgate Handle, 1810057) and just need to know instruction on how to do it.

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How to Replace a Tailgate Handle
(DIY Complexity: Easy / Time: 0.9 hour)

I am replacing the tailgate handle on a 2001 Ford - 257818d.jpg

Parts:
1. Tailgate Handle

Tools:
1. Trim Panel Removal Tool
2. Pliers
3. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
4. Screwdriver Set
5. Socket Set

Steps:
Step 1 Locate and open the tailgate handle.
o Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

Step 2 Locate the tailgate handle mounting screws.
o Tip: On some vehicles, removing a plastic trim cover may be necessary to access the tailgate mounting screws.

Step 3 Remove the tailgate handle mounting screws. Disconnect the latch rod.

Step 4 Remove the tailgate handle from the tailgate.

Step 5 Compare the new tailgate handle to ensure a correct fit.

Step 6 Attach the latch rod and install the new tailgate handle. Tighten the mounting screws.

Step 7 Open and close the tailgate to test the handle for proper operation.


Hope this helped.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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