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2000 lincoln ls

Driver door does not open from the inside, u say you can advise on how to repair. i will order the part but before i do i would like to know how to fix it to be sure i can do it myself.

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I found that you can open the door when the latch is broken by pulling on the lock with one hand and the latch with the other simultaneously. You can actually get away with not replacing the latch until the lock breaks!


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I just went thru this on my 2002. The silver handle is actually plastic (I didn't previosly realize this) and had broken in such a way that it no longer applied leverage to the door mechanism. Everything still worked fine from the outside.
I got a new handle from the dealer (is one complete piece) for about $70. and took the door apart (much more difficult than it sounds).3 or 4 screws across the bottom - 2 in the flip up portion of door handhold and 1 straight behind the handle itself. Lots of plastic pop locks holding door in place - need to be pulled straight out vice normal slide up - proceed slow - very easy to break plastic pieces. Replacing handle requires you to drill out three rivets and replace them for holding new door handle in place.
Can do in about 1 hr with help and all the necessary tools - flat pry bar, screwdrivers, cordless drill, etc.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • slyyone Dec 14, 2008

    older post on another thread

    Posted by tylerdoug on Sep 22, 2008
    There are three screws along the bottom, one on the end, two in the grab hole to pull the door closed(you have to open an one inch cover with a small screw driver) and one screw under the back plate where the door lever is. (slides out with little effort towards the from of the car).

    Your problem most likely is not the linkage but the lever itself has broken off. I am in the process of finding a replacement lever. The original lever bracket is rivetted to the door frame and I have been told that you have to replace the door frame at a cost of about $700 just for the parts. Add this to the list of problems with the LS.

    This car should have been labeled a lemon.




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