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Gen 2 Tailgate latch issues

Thread in 'Maintenance / Service' started by OLE442, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. OLE442

    OLE442 Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I went to open the tailgate today. I had it locked and it won't unlock with the key. Anyone else ever have this problem? Gets old lifting full cans of gas over the tailgate when you're a senior....LOL! Can't seem to see how to get around it.
     
  2. OLE442

    OLE442 Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    well, I fiddled with it all day yesterday and finally it just opened. I'll take to cover off the inside of the tailgate and take a look and see what's up.
     
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    OLE442 Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Took cover off, shot some Rem Oil around the mechanism and it works like new! Easy except I effed up all the little black pus plugs that hold the cover to the tailgate and I bought some generic ones at an auto parts store.....they don't work well. Guess I'll have to see if I can get OEM Ford ones so it will be right. Hopefully on Ebay.
     
  4. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Just needs lube, common with the door locks too.
     

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