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Ford Explorer Tailgates and Liftgates

Ford Explorers have been sold since 1991 and have gone through five generations, including the extended body Explorer Sport Trac pickup truck. Standard and limited edition Explorers without the Sport Trac bed have liftgates. Power liftgates are available for Explorers as replacement parts and aftermarket kits, and tailgates are available for the Explorer Sport Trac.

Are power liftgates available for the Ford Explorer?

Depending on the model year and trim of the Explorer, there may be power liftgate kits available for the rear hatch. OEM replacement fasteners for rear hatch glass are available. Rear liftgates for Explorer models starting in 2011 may be purchased as complete replacement assemblies or as used or refurbished parts. Power liftgate motors for 2011-2015 Explorers are available as NOS and OEM parts.

Are Explorer liftgate latches and hinges available?

The type of latches and hinges needed for a Ford Explorer rear hatch or liftgate depend upon the model year, trim type, and edition of Explorer. Glass fasteners fit different generations of Explorer and may also fit the vehicle's twin, the Mercury Mountaineer. Find Explorer latch assemblies with all parts needed for hatch operation, including lift and locking. Power liftgate actuator motors that provide hands-free lift action for the gate are also available for 2011 and newer Explorers. Trunk supports and hatch lifts are available for Explorers starting with the 2002 edition.

Which tailgates are available for the Explorer?

Tailgates are available for first generation 2001-2005 Sport Tracs and for second generation 2006-2010 trucks. Bed extenders may be installed in first generation Sport Tracs. Tailgates for all editions of the truck can be purchased as OEM, genuine Ford, or aftermarket parts.

Are tailgate repair parts available?

Replacement parts for the Explorer Sport Trac include tailgate latches, tailgate handles, and tailgate cables. Tailgate handles come as complete keyed assemblies. Select the correct replacement tailgate parts by Sport Trac year, special edition, such as Adrenalin, and trim type. Chrome logos and painted parts are available to match factory trim on the Sport Trac or other Explorer.

What additional liftgate and tailgate parts are available?

Smaller repairs may require specialty parts to ensure proper tailgate and liftgate operation. Cosmetic repairs can include Ford badges, emblems, and Explorer chrome nameplates. Bed liners and tailgate liners are available for the Sport Trac. Bolts, fasteners, and struts are offered by OEM manufacturers and aftermarket brands for all Explorer years. Window glass replacements are also available for Explorer rear hatches.