My tailgate needed serious maintenance.
I gutted it of all electrical wiring, mechanical parts, glass, inner & outer wipes, Tailgate Glass Side Channels, and outer tailgate key switch.
I ordered and installed new;
Tailgate Window Lift Pins with Upgraded Clip Design
Tailgate Glass Side Channels
Tailgate Window Lifter Seal
Tailgate Wipe Inner
Through time I squirreled parts which included;
Lift mechanism w/electric motor
Tailgate Wipe Outer
Tailgate wiring harness
Inner tailgate key switch
I also bought a Window Wipe (Window Belt) Molding Removal Tool.
I considered doing the tailgate wiring upgrade. But I strive to keep things stock to keep costs down.
Here are some pics of the work I've completed so far.
The following pic shows my stock lift mechanism.
The one below it I salvaged. It had a nice motor as well as both springs and spring cups on the pins.
The lift pins were toast. And the PO had removed the factory spring and spring cup from this pin.
Also, this pin was missing its retainer clip. Instead, the PO had tack welded a flat washer onto the end of the pin. I had to grind it off so I could remove the window lift channel from it.
The next five pics detail the removal of the guide pin. It is pressed in place. DO NOT GRIND OFF TO MUCH ARM MATERIAL. Or else you will have to install a lock washer with the new lift pins.
Keep the Spring and spring cup. Do not discard.