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I broke both door handles on my ford explorer and now i cant open the door to fix them.how do i open the door to fix them

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Remove the crews from the seat and then tilt the seat to the back u dont have to take the seatbelt screw out. remove the screws holding the door handle and then get a screwdriver (flat) bend the tip 2" and use it to take the panel out open the panel and remove the cover that is tape to the door locate a bar that will have a cover (white) hold and move to the left the door will open take the handle out and check it!

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trec - rear passenger door handles

only way to repair is to replace the handles. this is a common problem they use a toothed circle to work the lever and it wears and jumps a tooth basically and it will pop the tooth off if you push it back.so replacement is only fix

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SOURCE: How to replace '96 Ford Explorer driver side exterior door handle

You will need to remove the door panel to gain access to the handle. Roll the window up or down as needed to get to the nuts that attach the handle to the door. You will also need to remove a rod the goes to the door lock. You will see the rod after the door panel is removed. Good luck.

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