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How to remove the left front door latch/actuator? I need to replace the door latch but I cannot remove the acuuator rods due to the plastic clips. does anyone know how to remove them easily?

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Pry the plastic clip off where it attaches to the rod and you should be able to pull the rod out from the hole leaving the clip in the hole.

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You only need a little skill and some oil for leverage.

For details, review the ZJ-Secc-23-Body-Components (page 18 and next) and ZJ-Secc-8P-Power-Door-Locks (page 2 and next).

Hope helped with this. Good luck (remember rated this help).


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16. I Want to thank TommyRox in Texas on Ford Truck World and rivguy on automotiveforums.com for their posts.

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