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Changing outside door handle drivers door

Whats the easiest way to remove door panel to get at the door handle mechanism inside?2001 ford sport-trac.

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  • jcap595 Jan 06, 2009

    i got the panel off but changing the door handle is a different story

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Door on sport trac won't open from outside

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First disconnect the negative side of battery and then open the door and start looking for small black screws or nuts then remove you find some hidden behind what look like little doors that you will need to remove with a screw driver becareful not to pry the plastic completely out of the door panel itself because if this happens you will have to figure out a way to repair so the panel will stay on the door get a thin pry bar to this job or a butter knife

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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    edgar walker Jan 07, 2009

    as you pull up on the handle there is a small linkage attached to the handle take the c-clip things off and try not to bend the linkage and there should be some small nuts and bolts holding the handle in just be careful not to cut your hand in there as the space is tight

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