Wants A Torsen
Joined: Mon Sep 18th, 2017
Occupation: CNC Programmer
Interests: RBV's, Computers
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|The first thing I did before I installed the 3rd brake light tonight was attempt to open the tailgate.
Wouldn't open easily, took me twisting and pulling about 20 different positions.
I "just happened to have one" being I was going to replace the broken one on my white ranger before I sell it.
These are the bolts I'm having a hard time finding
Anyhow here is the handle in a package
As it turned out it was all steel! old one was plastic.
So I put it in and... SAME PROBLEM. One side acting way before the other.
Then I noticed this:
Hard to see but it was bent way to the right. One side would stop before fully actuated the other never reached it's full retract position being stopped by the other.
Someone thought they had fixed it by putting a wire tie around the thing, I cut it off, bent the tab back to the middle and re adjusted the pull bars so they wouldn't rattle. Works great now.
Maybe the plastic handle will fit the white one....
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2
00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño
"I'm thinking about buying a horse eventually, I'll take half a dozen carts please"