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The driver's side lock on my 1998 Ford Explorer will not unlock with the remote, but all other locks will. The button is pushed down too far to pull it up by hand. Is this an actuator problem and can any mechanic fix it or does it need to go to the dealership?

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The electric lock actuator motor is defective, the door panel need to come off, the old actuator revet drilled out and removed and a new actuator riveted in.

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