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2002 FORD EXPLORER DOOR LOCK SHORT DRAINING BATTERY

HELLO, I HAVE A 2002 FORD EXPLORER,THE ELEC. DOOR LOCKS STOPPED WORKING.WHEN THE CAR IS SHUT OFF THEY TRY TO KEEP LOCKING THE DOORS AND DRAIN THE BATTERY.IF YOU DISCONNECT THE BATTERY THE LOCKS WILL WORK PROPERLY FOR A MIN. THEN GO BACK.AND WHEN YOU UNLOCK THE LOCKS THE DRIVERS DOOR ONLY LOCKS RIGHT AWAY. PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!!! THANKS

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I just spoke to ford(cause I have the same exact problem), and they told me it's sounds as if the door power lock acuator is going bad. You can buy the part for around $110(plus tax) at autozone, and have someone replace the defective one. Or, go to a ford dealership and they will replace it for some where around $249 hope this helps.

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