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How to remove front door panels in order to fix manually-operated windows [off tracks]. [Can not get window handle to budge. Despite having removed all screws, etc. I can not remove the interior door panels!]

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If you have removed all of the screw from around the door handle and ect, there are little plastic clips that also hold the door panel to the door. There is a tool out there to do this that keeps you from breaking the clips but you probably do not have one. You can also take a medium straight screw driver and gently in the bottom corner slip it in there and slowly start to pry the panel lose, as you are doing this look to see where the clips are and get your screw driver behind them to minimize breakage. If you do happen to break them you can go to an auto parts store and get replacements.

Also make sure that in the handle there are a couple places where you have to remove a "cap" to get at the screws.

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Section 01-05: Trim, Interior 1998 Windstar Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 01/22/1999 Trim Panel, Door Front
Removal
  1. Remove door latch cover by prying from top edge and pulling trim free of retaining clips and sliding trim away from latch.
  1. Remove portion of armrest containing door lock switch and window regulator control switch (14529) by pulling straight up.
  1. Remove rear view outside mirror mounting hole cover assembly by prying at top and pulling upward to release double-sided clip.


    Trim Panel


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    Item Part Number Description 1 23942 Front Door Trim Panel 2 56908-S58 Screw (1 Req'd), Right Door 56906-S58 Screw (1 Req'd), Left Door 3 18B978 Radio Speaker Grille Name Plate 4 56911-S58 Screw (1 Req'd) 5 17D720 Cover Assembly Rear View Outside Mirror Mounting Hole
  1. Remove screw attaching front door trim panel (23942) to front door (20124) under switch plate.
  1. Remove two screws located at bottom of front door trim panel.
  1. Disconnect the door lock switch (14028) and window regulator control switch electrical connectors.
  1. Remove door window regulator handle if equipped by unsnapping and pivoting away the handle cover from base to expose retaining screw. Remove screw from the door window regulator handle.
  1. Pull front door trim panel from the top to release hooks from front door .
  1. Remove front door trim panel.
Installation
  1. Replace any bent or damaged fasteners.
  1. Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
Body Side
Removal
  1. Remove door handle retaining clip by sliding a shop towel between handle and door trim. With tension on the cloth, pull one end of the cloth so it slides between the handle and the door trim. If handle does not come out, reverse direction.
  1. Unfasten 13 christmas tree fasteners using double-acting spring-loaded trim removal tool and pull body side trim panel from body side door.
  1. Remove forward and rearward mating sections from under window trim.
Installation
  1. Replace all christmas tree fasteners.
  1. Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
  1. For installation of handle, install clip to handle, then push handle onto shaft to snap in place.


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  1. Disconnect rear window defroster wires.
  1. Remove the liftgate window garnish moulding as described.
  1. Remove screws attaching liftgate handle to liftgate and liftgate inside trim panel.
  1. Using Rotunda Windshield and Moulding Trim Removal Kit 107-R0401 or equivalent, pry pushpins retaining liftgate trim from the liftgate.
  1. Remove liftgate trim.
Installation
  1. Follow removal procedure in reverse order.


    Liftgate


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NOTE: LH side is shown. RH side is similar.
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    Item Part Number Description 1 224A60 Cover plate 2 N602704-S301 Screws (2 req'd) 3 14B132A (RH) / 14B133B (LH) Window control switch 4 14630 (RH) / 14631 (LH) Window control switch electrical connectors 5 W505424-S301 Bolt 6 W701930-S424 Bolts (2 req'd) 7 19A034 Water shield 8 W709132-S300 (High series trim) / W709133-S300 (Low series trim) Speaker standoff (2 req'd) 9 219A65 (LH)/ 219A64 (RH) Front door handle
    Removal Note 10 23942 (RH) / 23943 (LH) Front door trim panel
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Item 9: Front Door Handle Removal Note
  1. Guide the door handle through the opening in the trim panel.
Item 10: Front Door Trim Panel Removal Note
ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Do not pull directly outward on the front door trim panel, as damage may occur.
  1. Lift upward and remove the front door trim panel.

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  1. swv~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.
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Installation
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  1. Remove the two front door brace bolts and the front door brace.


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  1. Disconnect the front window regulator electric drive electrical connector.
  1. Remove the four front door window glass regulator track bolts.

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  1. Remove the three front window regulator electric drive bolts.
  1. Remove the front door window glass regulator track and the front window regulator electric drive (23394) as an assembly through the opening in the front door (20124) .
Installation
  1. Install the front door window glass regulator track and the front window regulator electric drive as an assembly through the opening in the front door .
  1. Install the three front window regulator electric drive bolts. Tighten the front window regulator electric drive bolts securely.
  1. Install the four front door window glass regulator track bolts. Tighten the front door window glass regulator track bolts securely.

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Window Regulator, Front Door, Explorer Removal
srk~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: IF THE REGULATOR COUNTERBALANCE SPRING MUST BE REMOVED OR REPLACED FOR ANY REASON, MAKE SURE THAT THE REGULATOR ARMS ARE IN A FIXED POSITION PRIOR TO REMOVAL TO PREVENT POSSIBLE INJURY DURING C-SPRING UNWIND.
  1. Remove front door trim panel and front door trim shield . Refer to Section 01-05B .
Trim Panel, Front Door, Explorer Hi-Series, Two-Door and Four-Door Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the two screws retaining the front door trim panel (23942) located above the window regulator handle (23342) . Also remove one screw in the upper front portion of front door trim panel .
  1. Remove inside door handle cup (22634) at the window regulator handle using a screwdriver or sharp object. Retention nibs will flex for easy removal.
  1. To remove window regulator control switch (14529) and outside rear view mirror control (17B676) , use notch located at lower end of outside rear view mirror control using a screwdriver to lift and remove.
  1. Remove outside rear view mirror control from front door trim panel pulling wire harness from inside of front door trim panel .
  1. From bottom of outside rear view mirror control, remove two screws and disconnect connector from switches. NOTE: Do not pull on the front door trim panel to remove clips from the inner panel holes.
  1. At each plastic clip location, pry the front door trim panel away from the door inner panel using the front door trim panel removing tool from Rotunda Moulding Trim Kit 107-00401 or equivalent. NOTE: Pay special attention to the cut-out in the door trim panel for the door handle, so that it clears the handle during removal without breakage.
  1. When wiring and disengagement of trim clips is completed, it is recommended that to remove panel, lift slightly to remove flange at the top of door trim panel from trough in the glass weatherstrip.
  1. Disconnect socket and bulb from illuminated interior lamp (13776) before total removal of front door trim panel. For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Replace any bent, damaged or missing plastic clips on the front door trim panel to the front door trim panel , firmly loading clips into slots provided on front door trim panel .

    Trim Panel, Front Door, Explorer Hi-Series Four-Door

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  1. Remove inside door belt weatherstrip and glass stabilizer.
  1. Remove front door window glass as described in this section.
  1. Remove two nut and washer assemblies attaching the equalizer bracket.
  1. Remove three rivets (manual) or four rivets (power) attaching the regulator base plate to front door trim panel finish panel (23712) .
  1. Remove window regulator electric drive and front door window channel bracket from vehicle.
  1. Working on a bench, carefully bend tab flat to remove arm slides from front door window channel bracket .
  1. Install new window regulator electric drive arm plastic guides into front door window channel bracket and bend tab back to 90 degrees. Use care not to break tab; if tab is cracked or broken, replace front door window channel bracket . Make sure rubber bumper is installed properly on new front door window channel bracket , if replacement is made.

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Installation
NOTE: The front door window channel bracket and window regulator electric drive are installed into the vehicle as one assembly. The front door window channel bracket may be disassembled from the window regulator electric drive as described in Steps 7 and 8 of Window Regulator, Removal.
  1. Install front door trim panel finish panel with preassembled glass bracket into vehicle. Set the regulator base plate to window regulator electric drive using base plate locator tab as a guide.
  1. Install three (manual) or four (power) rivets (385189-S100) to attach regulator to front door trim panel finish panel . Two 1/4-20 x 1-inch bolts and two 1/4-20 nut and washer assemblies may be used as alternates for glass retention. However, torque must not exceed 4-7 Nm (3-5 ft-lb). Equivalent metric retainers may be used.
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  1. Install inside door belt weatherstrip and glass stabilizer.
  1. Lower regulator arms to access holes in front door trim panel finish panel . Install front door window glass as outlined.
  1. Adjust glass to ensure proper alignment with glass run. Cycle glass for smooth operation.
  1. Install front door trim panel and front door trim shield . Refer to Section 01-05B .

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