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Stubborn torex bolts on tailgate hinge on f150.

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This method has a high percent chance of working ... but does require buying/renting the tool. However ... start first with a penetrating oil and let it sit for a while. Other ways if you do not want to go the impact hammer route ... but somewhat similar: Put your Torx bit into the bolt head and give it some sharp raps with a hammer. Sort of like the impact hammer this shocks the bolt in the threaded seat and hopefully breaks the corrosion. If you end up stripping the torx head then things get more complicated .... may have to cut a clean slot with an angle grinder and use a slotted screwhead. Sometimes if the bolt head sticks out far enough from the surface you can get a pair of vice grips on it to get a lot of leverage on the bolt. Good luck ... since this can be real frustrating getting the corroded bolt out!

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SOURCE: How to replace the tailgate hinge (tailgate side). There is only 1 bolt visable and once it is remove the hing still won't come off.

There are 2 bolts according to the GM service site. One on the side and one on the bottom of the tail gate. You will need to remove the tail gate to access the bottom bolt. Good Luck

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SOURCE: How to take the hinges off the tailgate

There was a recall on window hinges for some models of Explorers. This was a safety recall and should not expire. Your vehicle may have been missed and they can run the VIN# to see if your model was included.

If no luck you may be able to get a glass shop to do it cheaply or go to a Salvage yard and get your parts there. Plus you can learn how it comes off on the Salvage part.

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SOURCE: how to change the hinge on the tailgate, the hinge

for strength it is usuall one long thick bar kinda like a watch, find that and see where it tskes you

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