Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Liftgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Ramcharger and Trail Duster
2-PIECE LIFTGATE-UPPER HALF

See Figure 1

  1. Open the liftgate.
  2.  
  3. Remove the plug from the upper section of the liftgate.
  4.  
  5. Remove the hinge-to-gate bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the stud from the lower roof section.
  8.  
  9. Remove the liftgate and lift rod from the truck.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Liftgate hardware locations

To install:
  1. Install the liftgate rod into the liftgate. Place the liftgate in position.
  2.  
  3. Insert the stud into the lower roof section.
  4.  
  5. Install the hinge-to-gate bolts.
  6.  
  7. Insert the plug into the upper section of the liftgate.
  8.  
  9. Adjust the liftgate.
  10.  

2-PIECE LIFTGATE-LOWER HALF

The lower half of the 2-piece liftgate found on some Ramchargers and Trail Dusters is removed and installed in the same manner as the Pick-Up truck tailgate. Please refer to that procedure found later in this section.

1-PIECE LIFTGATE
  1. Open the liftgate.
  2.  
  3. Remove the hinge-to-liftgate bolts.
  4.  
  5. Remove the liftgate rod studs from the roof.
  6.  
  7. Remove the liftgate and rods from the truck.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Install the upper lift rod stud to the roof panel.
  2.  
  3. Install the lower stud to the liftgate.
  4.  
  5. Check the lift rod and liftgate for proper functions. Adjust the fit.
  6.  

 
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