Question about Ford Explorer
Front doors won't stay shut when it's cold outside.
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had this problem on my 2003 explorer and took WD40 and gave the lock mechanism a good dose where it meets the clasp on the door jam. Then open and close the doors a couple of times to get them working. They get gummed up and sometimes have a tendency to stick.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
I had the same problem and I finally found the solution after taking the panels from the inside of the door. Ford makes these vehicles with plastic clips to hold the bar that releases the latch and after so much repetitive usage of them they break. so most likely you will need to go to a ford dealership to get these clips which are stupidly priced at $3.00 a piece. All you need to do is take out the old pieces and put in the new and they'll most likely last you for another 10 yrs. but that's not a guaranteed fix from Ford.
Posted on May 22, 2009
Order the exterior door handle AND the clip that attaches the rod to the exterior handle from your local dealership ( any part in the salvage yard will have at least as much wear as the one U are replacing ) Also order a can of touch up paint matching your car. After you have the parts and have painted the new exterior handle, roll down the window and remove the interior door panel. ( instructions have been posted at 'replace door lock buttom' ) Two nuts, one on each side, hold the broken handle in place and must be removed ( DON'T loose them ). Loosen the rod from the clip at the top to allow a bit more room, But take note on the way it is attached ( you will need to reattach the rod to new handle ) To install new mechanism put the new clip on the rod, carefully place the gasket and the new handle in place and install nuts to secure. Test the door handle and make sure it works. Reinstall interior door panel.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Pull back the weather seal and you'll be able to get to everything. Either the bolts holding the outer handle on has broken or fallen out, or the handle anchor (plastic) has broken
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
Testimonial: "Great info. Thank you very much"
check the door handle in side door panel there is a rod that goes into the door handle that might have fallen out of it or more likely broken the door handles at a junk yard are about 5 dollars if you take off make sure it function that none of the teeth of the handle are broken and and make sure you have the right or left door handle it will be marked on inside of interior door handle . this handle slides forward towards the front of vehicle for removal then turn to remove rod from handle.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 09, 2013 | Cars & Trucks
Feb 26, 2013 | Ford Fusion Cars & Trucks
Feb 11, 2013 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD
Sep 08, 2012 | 2002 Ford Explorer
Jul 29, 2012 | 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Jul 17, 2012 | Ford Cars & Trucks
Mar 14, 2012 | 1997 Mercury Mountaineer
For Doors not getting open with remote or key problem, there are help links provided below. Click the link below to go through its procedure and troubleshoot the problem: ----
Drivers side front door will not open from inside or outside?
Car door will not close?
All power door locks not working?
Repairing car Door lock Actuator?
How to Access car door panel?
Vehicle door panel components?
Truck Door will not close?
Where is Cars Door control Module located?
Power door locks not working?
Door ajar light stays on?
Door locks not working?
Front Door dis-assembly diagram?
Rear Door dis-assembly diagram?
How to test Power door locks?
Doors will not open with Remote?
How to replace Door Hatch ?
How to remove Doors?
How to Replace Doors?
Remote will not unlock Rear door?
Door locks or windows not working on car?
Central locking not working?
This will help.
Feb 07, 2012 | 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
Feb 12, 2018 | Geo Metro Cars & Trucks
Jul 24, 2011 | 2003 Ford Explorer
88 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: