This replacement tailgate cable pair is just what you need to get your vehicle in good working order again.


  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Set replaces dealer part numbers: 3L3Z-8343052-AA, 3L3Z-8343053-AA, 3L3Z8343052AA, 3L3Z8343053AA
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Note: If one of your cables has broken then most likely the other one is ready to do the same. Avoid damage to your tailgate, REPLACE them both now.

Part Details

  • Quantity: Pair

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 Cable (0:46)
    • Lower the tailgate
    • Remove the T45 Torx bolt that holds the cable to the tailgate
    • Unclip the cable from the truck bed stud
  2. step : Installing the Tailgate Cable (1:52)
    • Clip the cable onto the truck bed stud
    • Put the cable into place on the tailgate
    • Position the T45 bolt that holds the cable to the tailgate
    • Insert the T45 bolt into the tailgate

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T45 Torx Socket

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Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Tailgate Cable Pair
  • 2007-2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Tailgate Cable Pair
  • 1997-2014 Ford F150 Truck Flareside (Stepside) Tailgate Cable Pair
Part #: 1ABTP00021

How-to Video:

(03:11 min)