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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1998-2008 Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle Replacement

Fits years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

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Tools required:
  • T27 Torx Bit and Driver

  • 10mm Socket/Ratchet

  • Penetrating Oil

  • Grease

Step 1: Lower the tailgate and remove the T27 bolts that secure the liner in place.

There will be 8 in total.

Step 2: Remove the access panel exposed by the removal of the liner.

Step 3: Remove the 10mm bolts that hold the tailgate handle in place.

NOTE: You'll want to lubricate the handle mechanism while you have it exposed, as it helps lengthen the life-expectancy of the component.

Step 4: Remove the tailgate handle.

Step 5: Bolt the new tailgate handle into place.

Step 6: Check that the handle is working properly and replace the access panel and bed liner.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

98 1998, 99 1999, 00 2000, 01 2001, 02 2002, 03 2003, 04 2004, 05 2005, 06 2006, 07 2007, 08 2008 Ford Ranger Replacement Instructions

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