Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Tailgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

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. In all cases, remove the tailgate as follows:

  1. Open the tailgate.
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  3. Angle the gate so the slot in the check arm lines up with the body hinge.
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  5. Slip the check arm away from the hinge.
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  7. Remove the bottom of the gate from the slot in the lower hinge on the right side, facing the gate.
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  9. Remove the left side of the gate by sliding it out of the lower hinge.
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To install:
  1. Slide the gate into the left lower hinge.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Tailgate hardware locations

  1. Place the right side into the slotted hinge.
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  3. Install the check arms to the gate, noting the correct position of the arm and body.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Tailgate linkage

  1. Bring the gate up until the top of the check arm slotted section slips onto the hinge.
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