ill open mine now.
i have no idea at all where hands are touching/? photos?
is this body trim or door trim.
chapter 9 covers this. in the book.
but ive no idea what exact part you are touching.
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Remove the door opening weather-strip. Refer to Door Opening Weatherstrip Replacement in Doors.
Remove side sill trim plate. Refer to Door Sill Plate Replacement in Interior Trim.
Remove the lower quarter panel trim. Refer to Rear Quarter Trim Panel Replacement in Interior Trim.
Remove the center pillar upper trim panel. Refer to Center Pillar Upper Trim Panel Replacement in Interior Trim.
Remove the quarter upper trim panel. Refer to Rear Quarter Upper Trim Panel Replacement in Interior Trim.
Remove the center pillar outer applique. Refer to Center Pillar Applique Replacement in Exterior Trim.
Remove the roof drip molding. Refer to Body Side Roof Drip Molding Replacement in Exterior Trim.
Important: It is necessary to use new nuts when reinstalling the quarter window.
Remove the nine quarter window nuts (1), securing the quarter window assembly (2) to the body opening.
Caution: When working with any type of glass or sheet metal with exposed or rough edges, wear approved safety glasses and gloves in order to reduce the chance of personal injury.
Important: When removing the quarter window from the body opening make sure that the attaching pins are clear of the outer body.
Remove the quarter window (2) from the body opening.
Remove the rear seat cushion. Refer to Rear Seat Cushion Replacement in Seats.
Remove the rear seat back. Refer to Rear Seat Back Replacement in Seats.
Remove the door sill plate. Refer to Door Sill Plate Replacement .
Remove the 3 quarter trim panel retaining screws (1).
Starting at the lower edge of the trim panel and moving alternately clockwise and counterclockwise, pull outward on the trim panel to disengage the eight rear quarter trim panel attaching clips (2).
Remove the quarter trim panel from the vehicle.
Remove the 4 radio speaker grille speed clips (1), securing the speaker grille.
Remove the speaker grille (2).
Remove the rear quarter trim panel insulator (1), from the back of the quarter trim assembly (2).
Remove 7 rear quarter trim panel armrest retaining clips (1).
Remove 7 rear quarter trim panel armrest retaining nuts (2).
Gently pry the quarter trim panel armrest insert assembly (3), away from the rear quarter trim panel and remove.
If there is no exterior handle to open the hatch you are in a pickle. The rear hatch interior moulding assembly will have to be removed from inside the vehicle to access the lock assembly. This may crack/damage the moulding assembly as it is not designed to be removed this way. Once removed the door can usually be opened manually and then diagnosed for the problem. It may be a defective lock solenoid or latch assembly. I would have a pro look at it as they know how to disassemble these things with minamal to no damage.
Remove front door handle bezel screw cover
Remove inside handle bezel screw
Remove inside handle bezel
Lift upward on the rear of the front door inside handle bezel
Disconnect electrical connector
Remove handle screw cover Remove handle screw
Remove door trim panel upper screw
Remove door trim panel lower screw
Remove door trim panel (pull the door trim panel outward to release the pin-type retainers)Remove front door sail panel Disconnect mirror electrical connector
Remove 3 exterior mirror nuts and exterior mirror
Section 01-05: Trim, Interior
1998 Windstar Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Procedure revision date: 01/22/1999
Trim Panel, Door
Remove door latch cover by prying from top edge and pulling trim free of retaining clips and sliding trim away from latch.
Remove portion of armrest containing door lock switch and window regulator control switch (14529) by pulling straight up.
Remove rear view outside mirror mounting hole cover assembly by prying at top and pulling upward to release double-sided clip.
Front Door Trim Panel
Screw (1 Req'd), Right Door
Screw (1 Req'd), Left Door
Radio Speaker Grille Name Plate
Screw (1 Req'd)
Cover Assembly Rear View Outside Mirror Mounting Hole
Remove screw attaching front door trim panel (23942) to front door (20124) under switch plate.
Remove two screws located at bottom of front door trim panel.
Disconnect the door lock switch (14028) and window regulator control switch electrical connectors.
Remove door window regulator handle if equipped by unsnapping and pivoting away the handle cover from base to expose retaining screw. Remove screw from the door window regulator handle.
Pull front door trim panel from the top to release hooks from front door .
Remove front door trim panel.
Replace any bent or damaged fasteners.
Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
Body Side Removal
Remove door handle retaining clip by sliding a shop towel between handle and door trim. With tension on the cloth, pull one end of the cloth so it slides between the handle and the door trim. If handle does not come out, reverse direction.
Unfasten 13 christmas tree fasteners using double-acting spring-loaded trim removal tool and pull body side trim panel from body side door.
Remove forward and rearward mating sections from under window trim.
Replace all christmas tree fasteners.
Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
For installation of handle, install clip to handle, then push handle onto shaft to snap in place.
Disconnect rear window defroster wires.
Remove the liftgate window garnish moulding as described.
Remove screws attaching liftgate handle to liftgate and liftgate inside trim panel.
Using Rotunda Windshield and Moulding Trim Removal Kit 107-R0401 or equivalent, pry pushpins retaining liftgate trim from the liftgate.
Order the exterior door handle AND the clip that attaches the rod to the exterior handle from your local dealership ( any part in the salvage yard will have at least as much wear as the one U are replacing ) Also order a can of touch up paint matching your car. After you have the parts and have painted the new exterior handle, roll down the window and remove the interior door panel. ( instructions have been posted at 'replace door lock buttom' ) Two nuts, one on each side, hold the broken handle in place and must be removed ( DON'T loose them ). Loosen the rod from the clip at the top to allow a bit more room, But take note on the way it is attached ( you will need to reattach the rod to new handle ) To install new mechanism put the new clip on the rod, carefully place the gasket and the new handle in place and install nuts to secure. Test the door handle and make sure it works. Reinstall interior door panel.
Remove the rear door trim panel and watershield. Refer to Section 01-05B .
Trim Panel, Rear Door, Explorer, Hi-Series Four-Door
Removal and Installation
Remove the two screws retaining the rear door trim panel (27406) located above the door handle.
Remove trim cup at the door handle using a screwdriver or sharp object. Retention nibs will flex for easy removal.
To remove window regulator switch plate (14524) , use notch located at lower end of plate using a screwdriver to lift and remove.
Remove window regulator switch plate from rear door trim panel pulling wire harness from rear door trim panel .
From bottom of window regulator switch plate , remove two screws and disconnect connector from window regulator control switch (14529) .
At each plastic clip location, pry the rear door trim panel away from the door inner panel using the door trim panel removing tool from Rotunda Moulding/Trim Kit 107-00401 or equivalent.
Remove panel, lift slightly to remove flange at the top of rear door trim panel from trough in the glass weatherstrip.
For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Replace any bent, damaged or missing plastic clips on the rear door trim panel to the door inner panel, firmly loading clips into slots provided on rear door trim panel .
If equipped with power windows, disconnect the wire from the regulator.
Remove the rear door window glass as described in this section.
Remove the window guide, if equipped, (nuts and washers). Remove guide from door belt opening.
Remove three 1/4-inch rivets attaching motor bracket (electric) to inner panel and two 1/4-inch rivets attaching regulator lower bracket to inner panel. Use drift punch to knock out center pins for each rivet.
NOTE: Use care not to enlarge sheet metal holes in the door inner panel when drilling.
Using a 1/4-inch diameter drill, drill out the remainder of the rivet.
Remove two upper regulator attaching nuts.
Remove regulator from the front door (20125) .
Lubricate regulator mechanism with Multi-Purpose Grease D0AZ-19584-AA or equivalent.
Install regulator into access hole in inner panel.
Position regulator using upper regulator studs and tabs on motor mounting bracket (electric) or cup mounting plate (manual).
Install rivets attaching regulator to door inner panel (1/4-20 x 1/2-inch bolt and 1/4-20 nut and washer assemblies or equivalent metric fasteners may be used as alternates).
Install two upper regulator attachment nuts.
Install door glass as outlined under Door Glass Installation.
Adjust glass as outlined under Adjustments .
Reconnect wire to regulator, if equipped.
Check operation of window regulator.
Install door watershield and trim panel. Refer to Section 01-05B .