Hello. I recently bought the Smittybilt XRC Atlas Rear bumper and tire carrier, and I couldn't be more happy with it. One issue I have though is the swing away gate latch. Overtime, it's been getting harder and harder to open it, and now I can barley even unlatch the damn thing with my hands. There seems to be a lot of resistance. It's a simple lever you pull up, and it unmatches the gate. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!