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Tailgate latch is broken and won't close. I have tried

Customer Question

Tailgate latch is broken and won't close. I have tried forcing it open with screwdriver while holding key in open position
JA: Is the key stripped or worn?
Customer: key is ok. Just thought I needed to hold open while I played with latch
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 2003
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am hoping to fix myself. I have unscrewed latch from door frame, but I cannot figure out how to release rods holding it in place to take it out. I think I need to replace the latch mechanism. I need a diagram of the door and latch, and sequence instructions for removing and replacing latch.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I think that is is. is it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.working after noon till just after midnight.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I figured out to get it off by myself. I have ordered the new part and am waiting for it to arrive.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Glad you got it resolved. Since you have paid for help is there another question you have on a vehicle I could help with?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wait until I get the part and see if I can put it back in. :)
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Super, I am here if you need me.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if you still need help on this concern.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I got it all back together, and it works fine now. You may close the case.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Glad its all working.