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Door cables coming apart

The rubber holder for the door cables (rear and side) are coming apart. Ford wants $250 for new latch assembly. Need a diy fix. Ford doesn't sell just the cables.

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  • fladude Jan 11, 2009

    I have the same problem with all of the cables for both side and both rear doors. It llok like the same idea as a bicycle brake cable. But don't know a part number or what they are actually called. If anyone can help please email me fladudeduh@yahoo.com.....



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  • fladude Jan 11, 2009

    I have the same problem with both side doors and rear doors - both inside and exterior doors. The cables look similar to a bicycle brake cable. If anyone knows a part number or the name of the part that might help in finding them. If you happen to know please email me fladudeduh@yahoo.com



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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    i have the same problem with cable end breaking down. I would like to know where to find ends for the cables or the whole cable. I have checked over a 100 web sites that come up thru googlle search, but knowone has these parts. Somebody must have them.If you know where to find a solution email rayjentinc@aol.com

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I realize that these postings are several months old but if anyone is in search of replacement parts for the door cable on a Ford Econoline, please email sales@surgesurplus.com

In most cases it is not the cable itself that breaks, but the plastic retainer tips at the end of the cable that deteriorates over time. We have both plastic and aluminum versions of these tips that can be purchased and attached to your door cables.

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