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Tailgate Jam

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kenkrawford, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Jul 16, 2007 at 6:49 AM
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    kenkrawford

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    The tailgate on my 2005 Tacoma is jammed. It appears to be stuck on the left side. I've tried to manually pull on the bar that connects the handle to each side but nothing gives.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Jul 16, 2007 at 9:37 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I take it that it is stuck in the "up" position?

    Is there anything stuck in the "jam" between the bed walls and the gate itself? ALSO I have had a problem with large rocks getting between the bumper and the tailgate. This would also cause it to jam both up and down...

    Good luck!
     
  3. Jul 16, 2007 at 10:13 AM
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    Correct, it is stuck in the up position. I can't see anything that is wedged between the tailgate and the bed wall. I've also tried pushing the tailgate in (forward) while pulling on the release cable with no success.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2007 at 10:34 AM
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    So, correct me if I am wrong - the release cable itself won't actually disengage the latch?

    If that is the case, you may have debris caught in the latch OR you could just have a defective latch. I am guessing that since it is an 05' that it is out of warranty.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2007 at 4:20 PM
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  6. Jul 16, 2007 at 6:29 PM
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  7. Jul 17, 2007 at 2:41 AM
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    Every time i read the title of this post i think of a tailgate party. Thats a great new word, from now on i dont "tailgate" for football games, i throw a tailgate jam! Hell yeah, i love new words!!
     
  8. Jul 8, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    agreed
     
  9. Jul 8, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    You bastard.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    Neon posted that in a old thread and I cracked up.
     
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    Do you have a Pop N' Lock installed?
     
  13. Jul 8, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    say what? bad pic?
     
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    Ah got it...I don't read them all. You guys are too fast for me. See my sig.
     
  16. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    Do you mean the latch is in the up position and needs to be relatch at the catch????
     
  17. Apr 17, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    Dude, this thread is like 2-3 years old. I'm sure he fixed his tailgate by now. :facepalm:
     
  18. Apr 18, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    Whoops and I hope so.
     
  19. Jul 10, 2015 at 10:10 AM
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    I know this is an old thread but my 05's tailgate is stuck on the left side. How did you fix it?
     
  20. Jul 10, 2015 at 10:54 AM
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    HAHA i just read this whole thread and its 8 years old and now revived twice. Ill try to help tho.... maybe try spraiyng some wd40 inbetween the taillight and tailgate where the latch locks in place. Or see if you can take the cover off on the inside of the tailgate to access the inside of the gate and dig around in there.
     
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