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Tail gate handle
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 Posted: Tue Aug 6th, 2019 03:56 am
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I'm sure alot of you have had this issue. Since my truck was new I've probably replaced the tailgate handle at twice a year since new. No lie!!! The first one was replaced 2 days after buying the truck new. Well I just yet another handle. I've used the plastic handles as well as the metal handles. My experience is the plastic handle fit and worked better. Does anyone know of a better solution???



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Has to be something else. Every handle I've replaced works but then again 2 years is max for ownership in my world.

Maybe it isn't the handle but the underlying scissor based mechanism that has become.... unhinged.



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Chris wrote:
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The plastic tail gate handle that was on my 2000 Ranger when I purchased it 10/2013 broke 2/2018. I replaced it with a metal one & so far it has lasted 1 1/2 years, I also lubed all the linkage after installing the new handle. Here is a link to the one I used.
https://www.amazon.com/T1A-1993-2003-Replacement-1987-1998-F87Z-9943400-AAF/dp/B01AXF2O6O/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=Ford%7C54&Model=Ranger%7C696&Year=2000%7C2000&ie=UTF8&n=15684181&s=automotive&vehicleId=3&vehicleType=automotive



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I got a metal Amazon replacement as well (3 years).  It is a bit stiff but I do not open and close the tailgate that often as the bed is too small to do any real hauling above  dropping something over the  side of the bed. Anything serious goes in the ladder rack.



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