Drivers side door handle pulls easily but won't open door. Just started driving my daughters car to save money on gas and found a few things needing fixing. Do I need to remove the door panel? I'm somewhat handy Mom but have never attempted car repairs before. Also can't open the trunk Key doesn't work and when I lift the lever by the seat it pulls but feels like it isn't conected to anything. Thank You, Sadie Kay
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Remove the door lining and look inside by the lock. There is a linkage that has come adrift. To remove the door lining, remove handles, escutcheons, and arm rests. Using a wide blade screw driver gently pop the plastic rivets that hold the lining to the door.
remove door panel,peel back water barrier on top left side,remove 10mm bolt on back of door handle,in top of door jam remove 10mm bolt and Phillips screw right below bolt,carefully pull out door handle and remove rod from it,contact Volu parts in Atlanta Ga at 1-888-280-4057 and order white plastic pivot arm,they will know what you need. remove metal drift pin from handle by squeezing with pliers lightly!!! and pulling remember most handle parts are plastic and old be careful. the only door handle new is OEM and over 100.00 and you have to paint to match car.
On a S60, 2012, (drivers door) you first remove the plastic cover in under which you find the lock (with keyhole).
secondly, open the door and remove the 15 mm diameter plastic cover near the handle. Insert a long torx scrwdriver(T25 ?) in the
opening and while keeping the door handle "open" (this gives you the possibility to easily replace the handle later) Turn the torx until it stops
(do not use much force). Now you can pull out the metallic lock, peer
out the small white plastic under the door handle and pull out the handle. Do not turn the torx before you have replaced the handle.
In the case of back door, you start by finding the hole for the torx under the doors rubber sealing near the door handle.
Try a slim jim first, down the side of the window. Or AAA or locksmith. If no luck, remove the seat first. Find the screws and bolts around the door handle and arm rest. Most Ford's have screws around the outer side of the panel. I don't believe your's does. The panel lifts or pops off. Once the panel is off, you can reach down and open the door. Just a note. I have done some to where the panel came out in pieces.
Since you can get the door open, half the battle is already won. Yes, open the door, pull the interior door panel and take a look around. Watch inside with a flashlight (towards the rear of the door) as you roll the window down to see if you can see what it's snagged on.
open the door where the door latches to the body of the car there are jaw like hinges ,pull up on the door handle and take your hand and pull up on the jaws if they wont pull up push them in until they stop then try the handle again this should pop them open once open they should function properly i will suggest to that you spray the jaws with some type of lubricant such as w-d-40 or liquid wrench this will help to keep them from seizing.
I had this happen as well on the rear doors, and on both sides now. The door panel is easy to remove, the problem is accessing the bolt nearest the rear of the vehicle because the entire locking/door latch mechanism is in the way. At the factory the door handle was obviously installed through that hole first before the locking mechanism/latch went in.
To remove the door panel, pop out the two plugs pieces in the pull handle, then unscrew the screws there. There is another screw in the opener handle of the door and two more around the edge of the plastic frame (one on side, one on bottom). Once loose disconnect the handle by un-clipping the plastic pieces from the metal rods. Then pull the door loose my going around the edges and popping out the plastic retainers. The electrical connection is easily unplugged so you can remove the panel completely to get it out of the way.
Ford had a problem with the door handles not working properly. They are cheap plastic. If the exterior door handle is broken, you will need to drill out the rivets that hold it in, and then get the door open and the panel off. You have to disconnect the rod going to it. Then, remove the handle. If you don't want to drill again, I suggest replacing the rivets with a bolt and nut easily obtainable at your hardware store. I've found that a M7 bolt works very well. If you are having a problem with the interior door handle, it's the same problem. Remember to check your door latch because if your exterior handle is broken, then your latch isn't working properly. I got one at Ford for about 40 bucks.