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Rear door lactch will not open but other doors do

Rear door latch will not open but other doors do using key remote. How do I get the rear lift gate door open?

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I have the same issue on my 2002 Escape. I hear the cylinder motors engaging on the doors but not the liftgate so all I can assume is the wiring loom on the passenger side upper corner of the liftgate needs attention. That is where the wiring is for the door motor that releases the window and gate. I will post again after I solve this. 6/28/2009

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  • Jim Mar Mar 31, 2011

    The mechanism door lock on the hatch is worn, it will intermittently open and lock the hatch, you have to break apart the rear hatch cover carefully and lubricate the lock mechanism, you must know how to do this properly for it to work again. It will not lock at times with the suv being over 75,000 miles, you must now use the key to make sure the hatch is locked at all tyimes or replace the mechanism.

  • Jim Mar Mar 31, 2011

    Those cylinders this guy is speaking of are called actuators.

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