Ford Tailgate Hinge Pair Dorman 38648 - DMBTG00001

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Part Details

  • Quantity:   Pair



  • Brand New Dorman Tailgate Hinges
  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Mount to bed or body side
  • Direct replacements

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Tailgate Cables (0:44)
    • Pull out on the cable tab and lift the tailgate
    • Slide the tailgate cable up and off
  2. step : Removing the Tailgate (1:12)
    • Lift up the tailgate
    • Slide the tailgate off the right hinge
    • Slide the tailgate off the left hinge
  3. step : Removing the Tailgate Hinges (1:21)
    • Loosen the two T50 bolts from the hinge
    • Spray the hinge with rust penetrant
    • If the screws won't budge, loosen the four Phillips screws from the tail light
    • Let the tail light hang and spray the bolts with rust penetrant
    • Remove the T50 Torx bolts from the hinge
    • Remove the hinge
    • Repeat the process for the other side
  4. step : Installing the Tailgate Hinges (3:40)
    • Insert the tailgate hinge
    • Thread the bolts by hand
    • Tighten the T50 bolts
    • Replace the tail light if necessary
    • Grease the hinges
  5. step : Installing the Tailgate (5:06)
    • Lift the tailgate cables up
    • Lift the tailgate up into place
    • Insert the tailgate into the right hinge first
    • Insert the tailgate into the left hinge
  6. step : Installing the Tailgate Cables (5:22)
    • Hook the tailgate cable into its slot

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • Anti-Seize Grease

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T50 Torx Socket

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Great products, love the parts segregated by vehicle type, model and ,year. Makes it easier to pick out what I need. Suggest subtype dropdoqn box
February 10, 2018
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Part #: DMBTG00001

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Brand #: 38648

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