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Replacing an interior door handle

I have a 1988 Taurus with 2 broken interior door handles. How do I replace them?

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First remove the door panel after you have completed that remove the 3 bolts holding the handle in place, pull the handle out on the reverse side there will be a connecting rod with a retainer clip holding the rod to the door handle remove the retainer clip and rod and remove the broken handle follow instructions in reverse to reinstall new handle

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