The handle on the door has been getting harder and harder to open and we have to tug on it finally today when i rolled down the window to get out the window fell off the track and deep into the door and the door inside handle jarred out the machine is working but the window will not come back up. My panel is not just popping off!! What do i do?
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Re: the front driver side door on my 00 expedition
Alot of cars and mount door panels the same ways . if look were fingers grab the door to close it and were arm rests you will see small plastic plugs remove the plugs and you will see screws remove the screws. also were the widow swicth is remove and look behind it . also open door all up and look in door jam for other fasteners when all screws are removed then trie to pull at bottom of panel while pulling look between door and panel some cars pull out and some cars lift up . once u get loose then u lift up to remove from sill of door. then disconnect any electrical connectors. sounds like window linkage hitting door handle linkage inside the door.
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Inspect the inside door handle closely. Those are notorious for breaking. They start by cracking and then it doesn't pull on the rods that go to the latching mechanism hard enough to open the door. Did you notice that it started getting to where you had to keep pulling on the handle harder and harder to get the door to open? If so I would almost bet that you need a new inside door handle. They are pretty easy to replace but you will need to remove the door panel. The latch mechanism may be messed up or maybe just needs some lubrication.
PCM Ford's Location:
* Ranger - behind instrument panel (cowl), center to both driver and
* Explorer/Mountaineer - behind instrument panel (cowl), (access from
engine compartment dash panel) on passenger side to center of vehicle.
* All other F-Series, Expedition/Navigator - lower dash panel on
* Excursion - lower dash panel on driver side.
The PCM is behind the glove box and has a big harness connector in the
firewall that you access from the engine compartment. REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Fig. 1 The calibration number will be needed to order such
parts as a replacement PCM, various sensors, and almost any emission
control component. Typically this number is attached to a label found on
the driver's door or the door pillar
1997-00 F-150, F-250, Expedition and Navigator
Fig. 2 Loosen the connector retaining bolt and remove the PCM
Fig. 3 Remove the passenger side front door scuff plate
Fig. 4 Remove the passenger side kick panel
Fig. 5 Remove the PCM bracket clip and remove the PCM
Remove the battery and the battery tray.
Loosen the connector retaining bolt and remove the PCM connector.
Remove the passenger side front door scuff plate.
Remove the passenger side kick panel.
Remove the PCM bracket clip.
Remove the PCM.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Tighten the PCM connector retaining bolt to 36-44 inch lbs. (4-5
This is for the front passenger side door panel from a 1999 Ford Expedition. The
driver's side door should be the same, except for the mirror switch
which needs to be unplugged. The 1998 *might* be the same, I don't know,
but this should be helpful to someone.
Use a flat blade screwdriver or other suitable tool to pry out on the
top of the triangular plastic panel on the top front of the door panel.
The plastic holder should pull out of the door. Now pry up on both sides
of the triangular panel and pull it loose. Remove the philips head
screw you find under this panel. Pull the door latch handle, pry out the
insert where the handle goes through, and remove the bolt that holds
the door handle in place. Remove the door handle. Pry up on the ends of
the door switch panel to remove it. Unplug the cables by pushing in on
the lock tab on the side of the plug and pulling out. Remove the philips
head screw accessible through the switch panel hole. Insert a flat
blade screwdriver into the slot at the bottom of the courtesy light lens
and pry up and out to remove the lens. Remove the philips head screw
behind this lens. Pull up on the door panel to remove it. Be careful of
the courtesy light when removing the panel - give the light a quarter
turn counter-clockwise from the rear to remove it from the door panel.
Its possible that this GUIDE can helpfull as reference.
1st check the door hinges. Open the door, try to lift it up and down while someone watches the hinges. If there is movement at the hinges, they are worn and need to be replaced and are probably the reason u are having difficulty w/ the door.
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 sail panel,the little panel on inside of door at the mirror.
Remove the window regulator switch plate, pry up on the front of it with a small pick or screw driver. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Remove the top door trim panel screw that is behind the sail panel you removed.
Remove door trim panel screw at window regulator switch plate opening.
Remove door trim panel screw in the courtesy lamp housing. Remove the courtesy lamp lens.Remove the screw.
Remove the inside door handle trim cover.
Remove the bolt.
Remove the inside door handle.
Lift upward to remove the front door trim panel.
Remove the courtesy lamp.
Turn the courtesy lamp bulb socket one quarter turn and remove.
Disconnect the power mirror electrical connector.
Remove the three outside rear view mirror nuts.
Remove the mirror.
There is a triangular piece, at top corner, covering a screw behind the mirror. Remove that screw. Remove the piece that covers the handle and remove the screw holding the handle to the door. Look through, where door handle was and remove another screw just above where the handle was. This screw is holding the panel to the actual door. Pop the cover off for the automatic door locks and disconnect them. Lift the panel in an upward direction.