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post #1 of 39 Old 02-24-2010, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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TAIL GATE LOCKS ITSELF??? wHY

After I drive a bit my tailgate locks itself. Is this normal.

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After I drive a bit my tailgate locks itself. Is this normal.
Sounds like there is something wrong with your latch/lock to me. Mine has never locked by itself.

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Sounds like there is something wrong with your latch/lock to me. Mine has never locked by itself.
Thanks for the reply. I didn't think it was normal but then again I didn't know for sure. It isn't that big of hassle, & it's never been stolen. A simple turn of the key & she opens right up.
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Thanks for the reply. I didn't think it was normal but then again I didn't know for sure. It isn't that big of hassle, & it's never been stolen. A simple turn of the key & she opens right up.
Appreciate it.
No problem. Other than the inconvenience, it's not a bad thing because it does keep it from being stolen.

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No problem. Other than the inconvenience, it's not a bad thing because it does keep it from being stolen.
You're right. Ya hate when things don't work like they're intended to, but I like your spin on this.
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Yeah, happens on the old mans truck too, about every third or fourth time he goes to open it.

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I wish myne locked when I want it to, nevermind by itself...

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I have a tailgate off an f150 on mine and I haven't got it re-keyed yet, so when it locks itself I have to take the inside cover of the tailgate to gain access to the handle mechanism.

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Yeah, my moms 02 locks everytime you shut it. but my 03 doesnt. Stumps us. So we just let it be haha

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Mine was getting harder and harder to open and I sprayed some lithium grease on each side where it latches and it's good as new. Maybe open it up and spray some grease on the inside mechanism.
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