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I was told that the bar from the handle to the latch is bent, is this something that i can do myself or is this one for the pros? if this is something i can handle how do i go about the repair?

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Ford truck door panel are a little trick to get of but once you got it of it is a very simple job. it's a matter of unclipping the ends of the rod and replacing it. so if you want to do it then i would be glad to assist you doing so! the job takes me all of 15 min. but seeing your new to it then it might be a hour or less job. let me do this i will give you a break down of what needs to be done. give me a few min. and i will post it here.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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    michael schultz Sep 28, 2009

    okay well depending on if you have power widows or not then you need to remove the window switch assembly by prying up and out and once you have that out and unlugged there are screws there. remove them then take the screws out of the inside handle you shut the door with. those are all the screw holding it in. once you check over to make sure there is no more screws and you have power windows pull straight up on the whole door panel and out because there is hooks that face down that hold the door panel on to the door.

    unplug the light and power window if you have one and you will see a plastic weather barrier that you have to pull back off the door ski. then you will see the door bar(rod) and you may have to unscrew the door handle itself off the door depending on the year truck you have. but look because sometime you can sneak it. the other end of the rod goes to the latchinside the door on the outer edge and all you need to do is unhook it.

    remove rod install everything in the reverse procedure.

    if you have anymore question please ask. good luck man. also ifyou have manual windows you may want to just give it to the pro's because there is a speacil tool you need that cost 15 or 20 to remove. and the trouble of putting money out for a tool you use once and doing it your self mght be easierto let them do it. bt no matter what i will help if you need it!


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