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How to Replace Tailgate Striker Bolts 97-12 Ford F-150

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  1. step : Removing the Tailgate Striker Bolts (0:45)
    • Remove the striker with a T45 Torx bit
  2. step : Installing the Tailgate Striker Bolts (1:03)
    • Install the new striker with a T45 Torx bit

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In this video we're going to be working with our 1998 Ford F150. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's tailgate strikers.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: T45 Torx socket and ratchet

Open your tailgate. Using the T45 Torx bit, remove your striker. We'll then install the new striker. Ours is fine, so we're just reinstalling it. These are adjustable, so you'll want to line up to where the old marks were. Carefully close your tailgate to check the alignment. Ours is good, so we're all set.

If yours isn't loosen it up, and adjust it accordingly. Repeat these steps on the opposite side if necessary.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T45 Socket

1997 - 2012  Ford  F150 Truck
2005 - 2012  Ford  F250 Super Duty Truck
2005 - 2012  Ford  F350 Super Duty Truck
2005 - 2012  Ford  F450 Truck
2001 - 2005  Ford  Explorer Sport Trac
2004 - 2004  Ford  F150 Heritage Truck

97-12 F150; 05-12 F250SD-F550SD; 01-05 Exp Sport Trac Tailgate Liftgate Latch Striker LR = RR (Ford)

Ford Tailgate Striker Bolt Ford OEM 1L3Z-99404A42-AA

This part replaces:

  • OE # 1L3Z99404A42AA

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