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How to fix a crown vic door that won't open from the outside

I took off the door panel and I can see where the rod that runs from the handle outside to the door mecinisem there is a yellow clip that wraps around the rod I can't get the clip to clip shut is there maybe a way to take the clip out and get a new one there isn't much room to see what I'm doing I can barly see the clip and I'm not sure how it's in there or if it can be replaced.

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SOURCE: door handle 1996 thunderbird

sounds like a plastic Sir clip of course you say external handel detached from door consider linkage clip has fallen down!

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Driver door opens from inside but not the outside

Usually have to remove inner door panel to get at it.

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SOURCE: Outside talgate handle broken, how do I open it?

You have to open it from the inside and take off the entire back panel on door from there you will find your way if not write back.

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SOURCE: Saturn SW1 (97) outside RR door handle wont work,

YOU SHOULDN'T SEE THE INTERIOR ROD MOVE BECAUSE THE OUTSIDE HANDLE HAS IT'S OWN ROD THAT CONNECTS TO THE DOOR RELEASE THAT IS REALLY SHORT. IT MOVES DOWN WHEN THE HANDLE IS PULLED UP. TAKE OFF THE THREE SCREWS THAT HOLD THE DOOR CATCH ON THE DOOR AND YOU WILL SEE THIS SMALL ROD. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU. LET ME KNOW. GOOD LUCK

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: need to replace inside/outside door handles-how to

Get special door-panel removal tools. Harbor Freight Tools has a kit with several odd looking tools that are especially made for removing door panels.
You will have to do trial and error to see which one works best on yours. Usually you can find them at the store or you can order online or over the phone if no store is nearby.
I also find that holding your tongue just right- without biting- helps with getting those clips undone.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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