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if you can not get to the handle at all you will need to go from the inside. if that is the case try and pry the top of the door panel off without distorting the panel. then with a flash light look down inside the door and you should see a metal rod, try pulling the rod up or down which should open the door! hope this helps
Remove front door handle bezel screw cover
Remove inside handle bezel screw
Remove inside handle bezel
Lift upward on the rear of the front door inside handle bezel
Disconnect electrical connector
Remove handle screw cover Remove handle screw
Remove door trim panel upper screw
Remove door trim panel lower screw
Remove door trim panel (pull the door trim panel outward to release the pin-type retainers)Remove front door sail panel Disconnect mirror electrical connector
Remove 3 exterior mirror nuts and exterior mirror
Take the door panel off the inside of the door. (Should involve screws at the bottom, plus bolts through the interior handle. Then pull out at the bottom, and lift upward Google for expedition door panel removal for more specifics if needed).
It sounds like the exterior handle linkage is binding against the lock button linkage. Actually looking in while pulling the handle would confirm. You then should be able to just bend the rods a bit to move them apart.
Remove the plastic cover behind the door handle assembly by removing one black 14mm nut from just above the door handle, and 1 screw (usually phillips) from the bottom of the plastic cover. Remove linkages from lock cylinder and door handle assembly. Use a small flathead screwdriver to slide retaining clips forward, and linkages will come free. Remove one black 14mm nut from the very top of the door handle assembly. Remove one phillips screw drom the bottom of the door handle assembly. Door handle assembly should now come free by pulling out slightly at the top, and pulling upwards. Transfer lock cylinder and key minder light (if applicable) to new door handle assembly. Lock cylinder is retained by a single TORX bolt. Reinstall in reverse. TIP: If you lose or damage any of those black plastic coated nuts, order new ones. They are GM p/n 10067214 and should be around $0.58/each. There are two on each door.
Remove the front door trim panel.
Peel back the watershield.
Remove the exterior door handle access hole grommet from the door.
Loosen the screw.
The screw must be fully disengaged from the door lock cylinder bezel although it is not necessary to fully remove the screw.
Remove the door lock cylinder bezel.
Slide the exterior door handle to release.
Remove the exterior door handle and gaskets.
You will need to remove the door panel to gain access to the handle. Roll the window up or down as needed to get to the nuts that attach the handle to the door. You will also need to remove a rod the goes to the door lock. You will see the rod after the door panel is removed. Good luck.
ok. first u remove the door panel(s), with the window rolled up, u will be able to see the back side of the exterior door handle. there will be three bolts, they are size 10metric. there is also a rod attached to the handle held in place by a plastic clip, remove the rod, then remove the three bolts. from the outside remove the exterior door handle being careful not to scratch painted surface. Repeat for the other door(s). Repeat this for installation.
Ford had a problem with the door handles not working properly. They are cheap plastic. If the exterior door handle is broken, you will need to drill out the rivets that hold it in, and then get the door open and the panel off. You have to disconnect the rod going to it. Then, remove the handle. If you don't want to drill again, I suggest replacing the rivets with a bolt and nut easily obtainable at your hardware store. I've found that a M7 bolt works very well. If you are having a problem with the interior door handle, it's the same problem. Remember to check your door latch because if your exterior handle is broken, then your latch isn't working properly. I got one at Ford for about 40 bucks.