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I have a 2001 Ford Windstar LX with Dual Manual Sliding Doors. Why is the door handle so hard to open? It seems like you have to really yank it to get it to open. It slides just fine, otherwise.
Check adjustment of the door locking mechanism. It is possible that the door lock is jamming on the striker plate because it has fallen slightly
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Nov 24, 2009
I know you said the fuses are good, but try pulling fuse 13 in the fuse box by the right front footwell. Leave it out for 1 minute, then reinstall and try the doors. If the doors have lost their initialization this will reset them.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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
the child lock rod may have been extended...
open the driver side door, and with a skinny finger, push that child lock rod back in towards the rear of the sliding door
use the passenger side as reference
once you pushed it in, you can now open it from the inside handle
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
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