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2000 Ford Explorer, door locks work intermittently

The door locks will not always work when using the remote and the key does not always work either. Sometimes I have to use the key, while at the same time lift the door handle several times. Eventually, the door lock releases. I have gotten pretty good using this technique but I am sure it will only work for so long. Is there an repair that I can make myself?

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    No remote key. Does not happen always. Sometimes when key is removed from ignition. Sometimes when door is shut

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The door lock motor is most likely starting to go out, they start by sticking like yours.

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