Question about 2006 Ford Explorer
The liftgate won't open although the glass part opens. I had solved the problem before by using the power door lock/unlock procedure in the car manual. It doesn't unlock it now.
They have a history of this problem. Likely something is stuck in the lock mechanism.... dealers can pop this open for you. It happened to my Explorer once. Couldn't get her open, found a piece of towel stuck in mechanism of liftgate lock
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rear Window and Liftgate locked
SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM: GET RID OF THE CAR. THE ENGINE LIGHT ON MY 2001 ESCAPE HAS BEEN ON MORE THAN OFF. HAD TO GET NEW COMPUTER, FUEL RAILS, AND IGNITION COILS INSTALLED ($1800) LAST YEAR. ENGINE LIGHT IS BACK ON (EGR VALVE, EGR SOLENOID, AND/OR CLOGGED VACUUM HOSES AND PORTS. THIS CAR IS MORE TROUBLE THAN IT'S WORTH.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
Had same problem on Ford Escape, Could not unlock the rear liftgate or window, if you can open you are in better luck.
If it is locked and closed, you will have to pull the top portion of the plastic trim away from the liftgate, it is held in place by metal retaining clips on top, and four screws on the bottom, if you can open, remove the screws then remove the rest of the panel, if unable, pull the top of the panel just far enough to reach in and unlock the liftgate.
Once you have the gate open and the panel off, you will see the locking actuator connected to the electrical connetion, it is a little bit smaller then a pack of cigarettes with a black lever.
To remove you will need to remove the two outter 10mm nuts holding the "brass" colored assembly, you will probably have to disconnect the two lever connections to get to the back side of the brass assembly, once this is done, you can use a T-20 torx to remove the locking actuator, part number stamped on my part was 4510 5424 made by KIEKERT although a search of this part didnt give me any good results, anyway, that was the cause of my problem, once replace and all put back together everything worked fine.
Posted on May 10, 2009
Most have an emergency button to open it...crawl in the back and look at the center of gate for a removeable insert at the center of gate ....some look small and round...others may not..It should just be a small button...just push button and gate should open...owners manual should show this...
some may not.
Posted on Feb 27, 2011
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