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Remove door panel

Left front door lock doesn't work properly think something came loose procedure to remove door panel without damage

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  • m_p_c Jun 25, 2008

    Mine, the lock unlocks with the remote, but won't lock, so I have to push it in manually, I hear it trying to lock, but it doesn't. They told me that the part that might fix it (the actuator) costs around $90 plus the labor. Is that what is wrong with it? will the actuator fix it? and can I do it myself without messing up anything in there?

    Thanks

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Most door panels have a few screws in them, then after that there are clips that hold it in. you will have to put a little force into pulling and then the door panel will pop off. make sure not to pull all the way away until the locks, power windows and things like that are unhooked from the panel.

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  14. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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  19. To install, reverse the removal procedure and note the following:
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Section 01-05: Trim, Interior 1997 Villager Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Trim Panel(s), Door
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Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) if equipped with power locks or power windows.
  1. svv~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use care when removing the front door inside handle escutcheon (22620). Failure to do so can result in damage to the component.
    Carefully pry off the front door inside handle escutcheon by inserting a standard 1/4 inch screwdriver between the top rear portion of the front door inside handle escutcheon and the front door trim panel (23942).




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  1. Pull the shop rag back and forth to release the window regulator handle clip.




  1. Remove the three cover caps and front door trim panel screws.
  1. Remove the one front door trim panel capped screw from the door pull handle.
  1. If equipped with power windows, remove the door pull handle. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  1. Slide a flat-bladed tool behind each of the retainers and twist the tool to disengage the front door trim panel from the front door (20124).
  1. Remove the front door trim panel.
Installation
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Removal
  1. Gently pry loose the body side door latch handle bezel and remove it.
  1. Slide a suitable tool behind each of the retainers and twist the tool to disengage the body side door trim panel from the body side door (24622).




Installation
To install, reverse the removal procedure. Door Electrical Connections
Removal and Installation
Refer to Section 01-11 for Power Window, Section 01-09 for Power Mirror, or Section 01-14B for Power Locks. Watershield
Removal
  1. Remove the Front Door Trim Panel . Refer to the removal procedure in this section.
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  1. Install the front door watershield in the proper position and press firmly at the adhesive areas. If necessary, use additional adhesive to ensure an adequate seal.
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  6. Remove the front door window regulator by removing the rivets and nuts.
  7. Remove the front door window regulator motor retaining bolts and then remove the motor.

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    Fig. Remove the front door window regulator motor retaining bolts and then remove the motor-2005 Explorer Sport-Trac
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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Latch, Door Removal and Installation
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Item Part Number Description 1 21852 Front Door Latch Push Button Rod 2 21940 Front Door Latch Remote Control Link 3 386656-S Bushing 4 21978 Door Latch Shield 5 218A42 Power Door Lock Actuator 6 22134 Front Door Latch Control Cylinder Rod 7 21812 Front Door Latch
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