Question about 1997 Mercury Mountaineer
Child lock not on but will open from the outside front drivers door will not open from the inside or outside
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: driver sode door lock
The locking solenoid may need to be replaced, or the rod adjusted.
You will need to remove the door panel to watch the movement.
If the solenoid is not fully extending, it will require replacement.
It will look similar to this...
In the picture below, it will be #4
Check the locking mechanism is lubricated properly. Try spraying some penetrating oil in the mechanism (just above 3 in the diagram) Wait 10 minutes, and re-try.
If the actuator does not fully extend, it will need to be replaced.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
The inside door handles are plastic so the chances are you need a new one. To get to it you have to take the door panel off and than you will see
Posted on Apr 15, 2010
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