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Chris, Shop Foreman
Category: Dodge
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Experience:  Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech
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I can't get the tailgate off my 2016 Ram 3500. The right

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I can't get the tailgate off my 2016 Ram 3500. The right side is off but the left will not budge.
JA: Are you fixing your Ram yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am fixing it myself. I have tried pulling on very hard.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The current tailgate was damaged when I bumped the inside of of it while disconnecting my 5th wheel.
JA: Besides this, what condition is the car in?
Customer: excellent
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 1 month ago.
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Expert:  Chris replied 1 month ago.
You must have bent the tailgate a little when you bumped it with the 5th wheel hitch. At this point, you will need to get a pry bar and some rags so you don't damage the paint, and use the prybar as a lever to pry off the left side while a helper holds the tailgate. Try this and get back to me.Chris