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Freestar sliding doors are rough

These are manual doors. Need tips on cleaning and lubrication. I've tried white grease, but it helps for a day, then they become hard to slide again.

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SOURCE: The power sliding door opens but will not close.

Spray the rollers and pathway with WD-40. This lubricates the door rollers and also cleans the rollers and pathway which the rollers travel back and forth. The door upon any resistance opens protecting the occupants from being hurt in the doorway. This worked on my 2003 Windstar.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Power sliding door won't close properly on 2005 Freestar

U will need to buy a can of spray white grease and clean and then lubricate all the tracks the door channels on as well as all the latches for the door, this will cure the issue in most cases, did allot of these while working at a Ford dealer.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: 2004 Freestar hatch will not unlock

There is a tendancy for the Triggers from the handle to Disengage internally to the Latch due to Wear and Tear, or sometimes Stressing the Mechanism when the Tailgate is Locked and someone forgot.
Gently unfasten the trim panels around the Tailgate, from the INSIDE, and if you THINK about the project, you will be able to release enough of this All in One piece enough to trip the triggers by hand, and open the Tailgate. Continue to unfasten the moulded grips, and remove the whole panel. This will then give you the access to fix the Release mechanism, mounted on the Tailgate inner body.
Regards, DT

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 windstar...the left sliding door

The door is not catching to lock the door shut. Find where it is not catching and see if theres a blockage or if something is broken.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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SOURCE: passenger side--manual sliding door will not open

i have not yet corrected the concern but have found the source. in this particular model the fuel door has a safety lock feature that keeps the door from opening when you are fill the fuel. I have found the lever broken on the switch now all i have to do is figure out how to replace it

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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U will need to buy a can of spray white grease and clean and then lubricate all the tracks the door channels on as well as all the latches for the door, this will cure the issue in most cases, did allot of these while working at a Ford dealer.

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