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$8.38 List Price $37.12 Save $28.74 Availability: In Stock
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TAILGATE HANDLE, PLASTIC, CHROME -- A high quality, direct fit OE replacement tailgate handle; Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.
  • SKU#: FD9340
  • Brand: Replacement
  • Product Fit: Direct fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Key Hole Provision: Without keyhole
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 business days
  • Replaces OE Number: E8TZ9943400A
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Fits the following Ford Ranger Years:
  • 2001-2003 | 4 Cyl 2.3L | XL, XLT
  • 1998-2003 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | XL, XLT
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"fits and works great.thank you. they said this is too short they said this is too short they said this is too short.stop wasting my time." posted by: Live by the FORD die by the FORD on July 4, 2011

"Ever try and open the tailgate without a handle? Not good on the fingers! This was a perfect fit, easy to install and because it was 10.00 cheaper than one from the junk yard, I bought the latch mechanism as well!" posted by: txrandy on May 10, 2010 view all 10 reviews

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DORMAN TAILGATE HANDLE, PLASTIC, SMOOTH BLACK, SOLD INDIVIDUALLY -- Without keyhole; A high quality, OE replacement tailgate handle; Replaces OE numbers E9TZ 9943400-A and F37Z 9943400-A; With lifetime Dorman limited warranty.
  • SKU#: RB79603
  • Brand: Dorman
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Key Hole Provision: Without keyhole
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 business days
  • Replaces OE Number: E9TZ 9943400-A, F37Z 9943400-A
  • Warranty: Lifetime Dorman limited warranty
 
Fits the following Ford Ranger Years:
  • 2001-2003 | 4 Cyl 2.3L | XL, XLT
  • 1999-2003 | 6 Cyl 3.0L | XL, XLT
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$20.50 List Price $54.07 Save $33.57 Availability: In Stock
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TAILGATE HANDLE, METAL, SMOOTH BLACK -- A high quality, direct fit OE replacement tailgate handle; Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.
  • SKU#: F580706
  • Brand: Replacement
  • Product Fit: Direct fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Key Hole Provision: Without keyhole
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 business days
  • Replaces OE Number: F87Z9943400AAF
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Fits the following Ford Ranger Years:
  • 2001-2003 | 4 Cyl 2.3L | XL, XLT
  • 1998-2003 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | XL, XLT
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"Very easy to install and much better than original equipment." posted by: on March 22, 2014

"This replacement part for my Ford Ranger is a perfect fit and the installation could not have been easier." posted by: Rick on March 3, 2014 view all 34 reviews

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TAILGATE HANDLE, PLASTIC, TEXTURED BLACK -- A high quality, direct fit OE replacement tailgate handle; Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.
  • SKU#: F580703
  • Brand: Replacement
  • Product Fit: Direct fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Key Hole Provision: Without keyhole
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 business days
  • Replaces OE Number: 1L5Z9943400AAA
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Fits the following Ford Ranger Years:
  • 2006-2011 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | Sport
  • 2001-2011 | 4 Cyl 2.3L | XL, XLT
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"great service great price great part great fit. This part did not need any pieces off the old piece nor did it need any adjustments or modifications." posted by: pms on March 20, 2014

"The handle arrived promptly. It was a perfect fit and was easy to install." posted by: PeterD on February 28, 2014 view all 30 reviews

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TAILGATE HANDLE, PLASTIC, BLACK -- A high quality, direct fit OE replacement tailgate handle; Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.
  • SKU#: MZ8030
  • Brand: Replacement
  • Product Fit: Direct fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Key Hole Provision: Without keyhole
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 business days
  • Replaces OE Number: F1TZ9943400A
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Fits the following Ford Ranger Years:
  • 2001-2003 | 4 Cyl 2.3L | XL, XLT
  • 1998-2003 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | XL, XLT
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"I had searched several other sites even talking with sales reps on the phone none could find the replacement handle to my tailgate. Not only did your site have it I could tell from the pictures with different views it was going to fit. The part arrived in short order and I had the new handle installed and operational in minutes. You can bet Ill be back the next time I need a part." posted by: Mike on June 25, 2013

"Shipment was superfast and the installation was very easy." posted by: Rio on February 10, 2013 view all 10 reviews

The tailgate handle is a second-class lever that opens and closes your rear doors. It functions like the door handles on the driver and passengers' side because by pulling on the lever, it releases the locking mechanism that attaches the door to the body of the vehicle. Usually, in SUVs and pick-up trucks like the Ford Ranger, a tailgate handle develops rust earlier than the other door handles. Frequent exposure to mud, and habitual neglect to clean the part, are the reasons for this. It is important to replace the part immediately after noticing rust, so as not to affect the other parts adjacent to it.

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  • Does the material of the Ford Ranger tailgate handle matter a lot?
    Answer: While it is always a rule of thumb to opt for the aluminum or chrome type for durability, buying a plastic tailgate handle is perfectly okay. The tailgate handle does not go through so much stress compared to other components of your car, so the choice for the material will largely be a matter of taste. Aluminum and chrome is sleek, but plastic comes in many designs--some can even be installed with LED lights. Regardless of the tailgate handle material, the chief concern that everyone must bear in mind is that a product's usability can be prolonged by proper maintenance.
  • How come some Ford Rangers don't have tailgate handles?
    Answer: The owners of those Ford Rangers had their tailgate handles shaved. This customizing technique is achieved by welding a metal plate in place of the handle, covering it with body filler, grinding the filler smooth, and repainting it over. This styling practice is only advisable if the Ford Ranger is not used to haul anything; since without the tailgate handle, towing or transporting large objects will prove to be inconvenient.
  • Is the tailgate handle similar to all the other door handles in the Ford Ranger?

    Answer: In terms of function; yes, they are similar. Their main purpose is to disengage the doors from the solid structure of the vehicle. But their configurations are very different; a regular door handle unfastens the locks that are directly next to it; in turn, engaging the hinges to open the door laterally on the opposite side. On the other hand, a tailgate handle uncouples the locks—often placed on either sides of the rear door—that are distant from the lever. For the Ford Ranger, this opens the door downwards. In some SUVs, the door may open upward or sideways, depending on where the hinges are placed.