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Driver side exterior door handle pulls the locking mech. down when the handle is lifted. can open if 1)time lifting the handle with pressing the fob button just right, or 2) someone holds down the unlock button on the passanger side.

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  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    how about when you lock or unlock manually inside the car or, when you lock or unlock the door with the key.



    here's what the latch looks like inside. so you are saying the inside lock button pulls down when you lift the handle? BY the illustration, it should pull up. Do they both work ok when unlocked?



    #1 is the outside door handle rod.

    #3 is the lock rod.



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Take the door panel off the inside of the door. (Should involve screws at the bottom, plus bolts through the interior handle. Then pull out at the bottom, and lift upward Google for expedition door panel removal for more specifics if needed).

It sounds like the exterior handle linkage is binding against the lock button linkage. Actually looking in while pulling the handle would confirm. You then should be able to just bend the rods a bit to move them apart.

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