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We have a problem with the doors locking when you shut them. they wont unlock with the key and we think that te locks are broken. do you have a solution for this?

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Its possible taht you have any linkage problem there; first check the FUSE, use this Ford-Explorer Owners Manual to know the specific location.

To physical check,

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Front door latch-Explorer


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Rear door latch-Explorer

  1. Remove the door trim panel and watershield.
  2. Disconnect the rods from the handle and lock cylinder, and from the remote control assembly.
  3. Remove the latch assembly attaching screws and remove the latch from the door.
  4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Door Lock Cylinder
  1. Open the window.
  2. Remove the trim panel and watershield.
  3. Disconnect the actuating rod from the lock control link clip.
  4. Slide the retainer away from the lock cylinder.
  5. Remove the cylinder from the door.
  6. Use a new gasket when installing to ensure a watertight fit.
  7. Lubricate the cylinder with suitable oil recommended for this application.

Hope helps (remember rated this).

Posted on Aug 08, 2010

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