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Rear gate push button

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by jreed32152, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. jreed32152

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    I tried to open my rear gate the other day and the button just fell in. I took off the panels on the back to see if I could figure it out but was lost. It look like there should be something to hold it in place but I couldnt find what. Can any body send me pics of what thiers looks like? Or if you can see what the problem is let me know? Thanks
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    There's a small clip that fits around the cylinder and holds it in place. Don't have a picture or a camera. Sorry. It might have fallen into the gate. They always seem pretty tight. In fact I was going to replace the rubber around mine the other day but couldn't get the clip free. Will try harder later.
     
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    So if I can't find the clip... can I order a new one?
     
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    Ouch! I had that same thing happen to me. Pain in the ass. Yes, you need that clip to put it all back together. Open up the inside panels in there held in by the screws and make sure you clean all those push button parts up so it doesn't happen again for at least another 20 years. Kind of a tricky job, but take your time. You'll have some sore finger tips when it's all done.
     
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    Does anybody have pics of what it SHOULD look like? where does the clip go?
     
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    Not a pic, but a description....

    Ever done a brake job ? those 'square' things with a slotted hole, slightly kinked spring steel...that holds hose fitting to a bracket ?

    Same gizmo, just bigger...see item #14

    http://www.sor.com/sor/cat144b.tam?xax=3470
     
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    Looks like the snap ring is not fully seated into the tabs on the edge of the lock cylinder. Like the rest of the lock, this snap ring is a PITA to get seated.
     
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    i'm not sure which is the snap ring and where are the tabs it seats into??
     
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    Tabs circled in BLACK
    RED arrow to snap ring
    The snap ring just barely sets into these tabs.
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