Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Tailgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 1: Make alignment marks on the tailgate hinges, ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... then invert the hinged side support and lift up on the tailgate ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... until the slot in the side support aligns with the rectangular post, and pull the support free



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Fig. Fig. 4: Support the tailgate and remove the tailgate hinge-to-body bolts

  1. Open and support the tailgate.
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  3. Remove the hinge pins by removing the cotter pins and washers, then driving the hinge pins out.
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  5. Lift off the tailgate.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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