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Old 04-06-2011, 09:06 PM
RedNeckMetalTruck RedNeckMetalTruck is offline
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Default Tailgate handle keeps breaking

Like the title says, i keep breaking my tailgate handle. I am sure there is some kind of adjustment that can be made, I just don't know where to make it. It always seems the passenger side latch sticks like crazy. This is the third handle I have had to install. Is there a stronger perhaps metal handle I can upgrade to?
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: Tailgate handle keeps breaking

Yes any 1993-1998 Metal handle will bolt right on. you can junk yard it or order a new one. choice of black or chrome.

remove that panel and lube all the parts even the striker at the ends of the gate. make sure you have it adjusted right you said its hanging up that threaded rod inside will adjust it in or out when opening.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:24 PM
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Default Re: Tailgate handle keeps breaking

Sounds like Redneckstone gotcha covered
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:48 AM
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thanks guys! ill let you know how it goes.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:18 AM
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Default Re: Tailgate handle keeps breaking

How do i take my tail gate apart? It wont open up, I have to use a tool to open because when i pull the handle all the way my latches don't close up all the way so it wont open. Any ideas? Thanks
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:58 PM
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How do i take my tail gate apart? It wont open up, I have to use a tool to open because when i pull the handle all the way my latches don't close up all the way so it wont open. Any ideas? Thanks
remove that panel on the inside of the tail gate its held on with i think 8 torq bolts. from there you will see the rods that move the strikers and you can pull them by hand to open the tail gate. from there you can drop it adjust it to work correctly
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