Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Tailgate Lock and Linkage

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Remove the screws mounting the lock to the inner tailgate sheet metal.
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  3. Lower the handle and the lock assembly out of the opening in the front of the tailgate sheet metal.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of a common tailgate lock and linkage

  1. Disconnect the clip from the lock-to-linkage.
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  3. Remove the striker plates on the left and right ends of the tailgate.
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  5. Remove the linkage through the ends of the gate.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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