Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Tailgate Latch and Release Handle

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Tailgate latch and rods



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Fig. Fig. 2: Tailgate latch installation

  1. Open the tailgate and remove the screw from the latch mechanism housing.
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  3. Disconnect the latch linkage.
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  5. Remove the latch-to-tailgate screws.
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  7. Remove the retaining clip from the lock cylinder.
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  9. Remove the handle retaining screw and lift out the handle.
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  11. Remove the latch from the tailgate.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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