Question about 2000 Ford Windstar
I was told that the door lock assembly latch was rusted and needed to be replaced. They said the motor worked fine. Ive been quoted $150 from Ford and $500 somewhere else saying this part is sold as a set? Is this something we can fix on our own? Can I turn the automatic door into a manual door and bypass this problem? The door tries to open but cant either with the button or maunal. Thank you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
put a screwdriver in the latch jaws and force it open
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
check fuse 63 first.
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It could also be your GEM (generic electronic module) which is expensive as it controls a lot of stuff. A scan tool can be used to cehck for fault codes from the GEM.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
You need to get a can of penetrating spray (WD-40) or similar, and spray inside the lock/latch mechanisms. Use the little red nozzle and make sure you get in behind it, down the side etc, to loosen up linkages. It may take a little work, and a couple of sprays, but keep working them manually until they free up, then start using power locks as well. Once they are working good, get a spray can of white lithium grease or similar, and give them a coat of that as well, sprayed all over the backside, and down the sides as well, to prevent/deter same happening again.
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
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