Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Lincoln, NE
Bronco Info: '96 EB, 5.8L, E4OD, BW1356E, 3.55 LSD, Warn Hubs
Once you get it opened up and can get the tailgate latches to release, I suspect that there is a bind in the release. I had one that was all rusty and stuck. Lost of lube and a couple of hours later it was working just fine. Also, if it is sticky, pulling hard on the release handle will bend the release arm.
'96 Eddie Bauer, leather, 5.8L, 3.55 LSD, Bilstein 4600's, DC TC EXP 33x12.5x15, K&N stock replacement, 460 intake tube, Warn hubs.
They call me Dave. FSBI 2019