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Ihave a 1996 ford exporer and neither of the back

I have a 1996 ford explorer and neither of the back doors will open from the inside but they will both open from the outside.

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  • greenvolfox Apr 24, 2009

    I am having this same problem with my 1996 Ford Explorer. Both back doors on the inside and my drivers side door won't open at all inside or out, which has really become an obstacle and it sucks.


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I had this problem on my 1997 Ford Explorer, right rear door. I took the inside trim off the door, found the rod going from the inside handle to the door latch was slightly bent, so it's effective length was shortened. I straightened the rod to it's maximum possible length, and solved the problem.

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I suspect the link came off the door latch. They are plastic and break. Rate as fixya if this helps.

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Item Part Number Description 1 26460 Rear Door Latch Push Button Rod 2 26414 Rear Door Latch Bellcrank Link 3 26412 Rear Door Latch Assembly 4 N805653-S100 Screw (3 Req'd Each Side) 5 26594 Rear Door Latch Actuator 6 W701566-S417 Rivet 7 377934-S Grommet 8 391208-S Bumper 9 26408 Rear Door Latch Remote Control Link 10 21818 Front Door Latch Remote Control and Link 11 388047-S102 Rivet 12 26448 Rear Door Latch Bellcrank Assembly 13 56912-S2 Screw (2 Req'd Each Side)

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