Question about 2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab
How to Replace a Tailgate Handle
(DIY Complexity: Easy / Time: 0.9 hour)
1. Tailgate Handle
1. Trim Panel Removal Tool
3. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
4. Screwdriver Set
5. Socket Set
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.
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