Mechanics

TAILGATE LATCH

1992 Ford Ranger

1992 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 133000 miles

How do I open the tailgate when the handle doesn't
open it. I realize I have to fix some linkage rod problem, but I think I need to get it open first, or maybe I should take out the 3 torx screws on the inside of the bed on the tailgate to get it open.

or maybe I should stick screw drivers from the inside of the bed where the lrods come out into the strike plate?
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Vincetheswede@hotmail.com
September 16, 2010.



Remove the torx bolts on the inside of the tailgate. You will see two rods, one from each side, attached to the handle. If you pull the rods, it will release the tailgate.

My guess is either you have a broken handle or the linkage is disconnected on at least one side.