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Ford Ranger Tailgate Handle

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$26.39 List Price $37.12 Save $10.73 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 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | Edge
  • 1993-2003 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | XL, XLT
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"I got my part quick and it was the right part. Price was also fair. Thanks" posted by: on July 13, 2014

"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 view all 11 reviews

$32.55 List Price $38.41 Save $5.86 Availability: In Stock
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DORMAN TAILGATE HANDLE

Dorman is a well-known brand that manufactures, remanufactures, and distributes huge volumes of OE replacement parts, repair and maintenance parts, and other value-priced automotive hardware. Dorman's focus on quality products and customer satisfaction make it the trusted brand it is known for today.

Features:

  • Made from premium grade components to ensure quality
  • Replaces OE number F58Z 1643400-A
  • SKU#: RB77872
  • Brand: Dorman
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Key Hole Provision: Without keyhole
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: 1-2 Business Days
  • Replaces OE Number: 1L5Z 9943400-AAA
  • Warranty: Lifetime Dorman limited warranty
 
Fits the following Ford Ranger Years:
  • 2006-2009 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | Sport
  • 2005-2009 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | FX4
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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: F1TZ9943400A, F87Z9943400AAF, F37Z9943400A, 1F2065670, ZZM065750
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Fits the following Ford Ranger Years:
  • 2001-2003 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | Edge
  • 1993-2003 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | XL, XLT
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"Product was shipped and received quickly. It s much better than the OEM plastic part since it s metal. Installation was simple and done in a few minutes. Don t know why I waited so long to order this." posted by: Larry on August 13, 2014

"This handle went on smoothly and works well but it feel less comfortable because it is slightly smaller in depth. That makes it a little tougher to grab with a gloved hand. If your fingertip grip isn t what it used to be you might want to consider the plastic replacement as it might be easier to operate. It does look OK but it is also obviously shallower in depth visually. The piece that broke on my original plastic handle is an interior piece and it appears to be the same material as the used in the metal handle." posted by: Pedro on May 15, 2014 view all 36 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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"No complaints. Exactly what I was expecting. It seems as good as the original." posted by: louisianalag on September 19, 2014

"I am very pleased with the product and price. Would use this site again." posted by: on August 6, 2014 view all 35 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 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | Edge
  • 1993-2003 | 6 Cyl 4.0L | XL, XLT
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Rating: (see review/s)

"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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.