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How to Replace Tailgate Cable 03-08 Ford F250 Super Duty

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How to Replace Tailgate Cable 03-08 Ford F250 Super Duty

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace broken, snapped, rusted, frayed or cut tail gate cables or strapson 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, and 08 Ford Super Duty F250 and F350 models.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tailgate Cable
    • Lower and support the tailgate
    • Remove the T45 Torx bolt from the lower end of the tailgate cable
    • Pull the up on the tab on the upper part of the cable and slide the cable up
    • Remove the tailgate cable
  2. step 2 :Installing the Tailgate Cable
    • Clip the top part of the cable into place
    • Put the bolt through the lower part of the cable and washer
    • Insert the lower part of the cable into the tailgate
    • Tighten the T45 Torx bolt

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T45 Socket

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In this video, we're going to show you a tailgate replacement on this '03 F-250, same as most Super Dutys of this era. It is a pretty easy task. You just need a T45 Torx driver with a ratchet handle. Obviously, in this video I show you how to do one side. The other side is basically the exact same procedure, and we always recommend that you replace them in pairs.

Here are the tailgate cables. It's pretty easy. T45 Torx bit with a ratchet handle. Make sure that you either have a good cable on the other side, or that you support your tailgate so that it doesn't fall down and dent. A screwdriver or your finger, pull that tab up, take the old cable off.

The new cable going out on, right down on, just like the old one. Okay, I like to use the old guide, so that's just a little kind of washer that will move. Take this guide off, okay, put the new bolt through. The larger leg of the guide goes into that slot, there. Slip it on that way. Insert that. Make sure you get the guide slot into the tailgate. Insert that. Okay, the bolt is shouldered, so make sure that you pull your tailgate cable out onto the shoulder. Right off, firmly.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T45 Socket


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