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I have a 98 ford Taurus and I am having a problem with replacing the rear door look acuator.

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  • jeanene20 May 27, 2010

    I accidently said the Ford Tarus was a 1999. It is a 1998.



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Go ahead and email me at and I can send you instructions with diagrams.

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Check this procedure for the Power Door Lock Actuator... Door (see Figures 6 and 7) Fig. 6: Power lock actuator mounting-front door Fig. 7: Power lock actuator mounting-rear door Position the window glass in the up position. Remove the front or rear door latch assembly. Remove the door ajar switch from the door latch assembly. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, gently pry up the locking tab and slide the power door latch actuator off the door latch. To install: The power door latch actuator must be installed BEFORE the door ajar switch is installed. Engage one end of the adjunct power door latch actuator to the channel on the door latch. Press down on the actuator to engage the other end of the actuator to its channel on the door latch. Slide the actuator onto the door latch, while making sure that the pin on the actuator engages through the yellow bushing on the arm of the latch properly, until the actuator clicks into place. The balance of the installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the door latch retaining screws to 89-123 inch lbs.(10-14 Nm). Hope helped with this.

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  • jeanene20 May 26, 2010

    I did not recieve the "figure 6 and 7" is there a way to get a picture of these figures? Also, Where is the door ajar switch? Thank you for your help!!!

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    ZJ Limited May 26, 2010


    Fig. 6: Power lock actuator mounting-front door

    Fig. 7: Power lock actuator mounting-rear door

    Here are the locations of the pillars. The
    one between the windshield and the front door is the "A" pillar,
    between the front and rear door is the "B" pillar and so on. On vehicles
    without rear doors, the "D" pillar becomes the "C" pillar.

    The door
    ajar switch is integrated into the door latch. This means you will need to
    remove the door latch to replace it if adjusting the door doesn't work.

    The door
    adjustment, in this case, is done with the striker plate attached to the
    "B" pillar. It can be tricky and the two or three screws holding the
    striker plate are very tight. I think your best bet is to let a body
    shop make the adjustment.

    Good luck.



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