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Explorer hatch release

The hatch release handle on my 2001 Explorer Sport does not engage when it is relatively cold outside. It feels like it is sliding over a point of contact rather than engaging it. The mechanism was replaced last summer by the dealership. I have had it in a couple of times, even leaving it overnight with them so they can try to replicate the same "cold" conditions. They can' seem to get it to malfunction. Any similar experiences?

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

Common problem on 2001 Ford Explores. The reason why your door handle doesn't unlock the door(can't be unlocked by remote either)is due to a broken spring located on the backside of the door handel INSIDE the door. True that your one(or two) of your small exterior springs on your door handle are broken(will cause your handle to flap) but this IS NOT YOUR PROBLEM. The door locks will work if there is a bit of tension holding the handle bracket up. I know it's hard to explain without pics. but here's the ONLY WAY TO FIX THIS. It's not that hard.......... Remove the door panel, only a few screws and a few more holding trim around exit handle then, pull out "snap in" clips on bottom. With a flashlight you'll see back side of door handle. To get to that area you'll have to remove one bolt holding a window frame. Do that(with window in up position) then slide down rail, out of your way. Now, get back to handle. With your light aimed at the backside of handle left slowly the door handle as normal, and you'll realize(while looking at the mechanism) that tension(pulling down of bracket) needs to occur in order for locks(manual and remote)to work properly. Trust me.....you'll figure it out. Once you do, get a spring(pen spring, 30 cent hardware store spring, any small spring!) and hook one end to bracket and the other end to ANYTHING(OUT OF THE WAY) below the door handle thus, causing SLIGHT tension. Try your locks...THEY WILL WORK! YEAH! Replace that one window frame bolt(try your window...just the make sure), replace door panel and your done. TOTAL COST: 30 cents or FREE(if you have a small spring) Ford dealers will charge $150 to $285! Yikes!

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look for a bad(broken/bent teeth) or contaminated sensor tone ring on the front wheels, check the front ABS Speed sensors too, for grease , looseness, etc

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SOURCE: fix broken rear hatch handle

will need to remove the rear panel to access the latch mechanism the release bar connector either popped off or broke the clip is only a few bucks and is easily replaced the hassle is in the removing of the panel

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