These are the 3 screws that hold the tailgate handle on. They are on the bed side of the tailgate.


Here's a handle I cut out of a tailgate, for a better look. I'm using the sheet metal for another project. You can see there are 3 pivot points, that should be lubed. The two on the sides, have nylon bushings. The center one, is a large headed rivet, more difficult to lube. White Lithium spray grease with the tube, gets it pretty good. You can see the rod ends. They snap into the retaining clips, and are quite difficult to get out. I snapped one of these rods, when trying to pry one out. The retaining clip was a rusted glob, on the end of the rod. There is no spring on the handle itself, only on the latches.


These are the handle to latch rods. The latch end gets twisted through the hole in the end of the striker, which holds it in, and the handle end is held by a retaining clip. The latch end of the rod is dipped in plastic, to stop vibration, to act as a bushing, and prevent rust. The foam block is to help stop rattles.



This is the latch assembly. You can see the rod end attached, and the spring. This should be greased every so often. Not easy to do, since the handle, and rods have to be
separated. Just getting the 3 handle screws out can be a task.

Spraying the inside of the tailgate with Fluid Film will go a long way in preventing this kind of rust damage.


Fluid Film Spray 24" Extension Wand for Aerosol Cans


Fluid Film Spray 24" Extension Wand for Aerosol Cans

This is great for getting into hard to reach areas. Such a simple idea, to benefit from the powerful protection of Fluid Film! Watch the short video.


Manufacturer: Fluid Film (Eureka Chemical Company)

Fluid Film Aersol Spray (11.75oz.)

SKU: FFAC-11.75oz

Fluid Film Aersol Spray (11.75oz.)

A SINGLE CAN of Fluid Film Spray.


Manufacturer: Fluid Film (Eureka Chemical Company


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