How To Install Replace Power Door Lock Actuator Ford Explorer Lincoln Mercury 88-03 1AAuto.com




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Dawn Burton: Thank you so much for this video and your door panel removal video. Helped me so much! I am grateful :).

Rad Macks: Expedition lol. Just bugging. Thanks for taking the time to post this, liked and shared!

Cinthya P: I need the instructions for a F. ESCAPE 2001. Thanks for the support!

Steven Smith: First, thanks SO MUCH to 1AAUTO for the great parts and videos to help out we DIY'ers. My power driver's window regulator repair wouldn't have been possible without them.

So now...my key won't reliably unlock the driver's door, nor will the FOB. I should add this has been going on intermittently for several years but is now getting much worse. The door unlocks maybe 1 in 50 attempts (yes...I'm the goofball standing in the parking lot clicking my FOB over and over and turning the key in the lock...for 10 minutes).

The FOB and key do unlock and lock all other doors just fine. It's only the driver's door that will not unlock reliably.

I've lubricated all door locks and internal, mechanical components, even got the child safety locks on the rear doors to work properly again. But the driver's door lock is still a bugger.


I checked for the frayed/broken/shorted wire in the driver's door wiring harness/cannon and all looks good there.

Based on what I'm reading, this sounds like a power door lock actuator but would like some input before buying the part and attempting the repair.

Thanks to all, especially 1AAUTO!

Andy B: hi, 1st well done video, I have a question, I have a 04 Lincoln LS and im having problems with the driver door, the door close well but the lock doesn't work, what that can be? and if you are selling that part in your website.....thx..... 

Big John: Got my new part, installed it in about 45 min. had my shop give me an quote, he wanted $187 parts & labor.
Yeah right, the part was only $38 shipped to my door in 2 days,  I saved $150 and the 1A Auto instructions were dead on.
Thank you for all your help.
Bigjohn

scsammy: Great video!  Bought a new lock actuator for my 2000 Explorer from 1AAuto and installed it today.  Thanks to the video it took less than an hour.

troy boehm: Do u have a video on replacing the door latch assembly on2000 explorer? mine wont unlatch very good but will open good from outside

1A Auto Parts: @Matt Freda
Thank you for watching. Unfortunately we do not have a video for your application. We will keep this repair in mind for future videos.
1aauto.com 888-844-3393 

Matt Freda: I have what I believe is a driver side door airbag, it's an Eddie Bauer edition...how should I go about working around this?

Joe blow goes: Will this fix my door problem? My door doesn't stay close. It doesn't latch on to the body of the car. Both of the door handles work, but when i try to close the door it just bounces back. 

Jose Figueroa: Would this fix my passager door? My problem is that when i use keyless entry the passenger button wont pop up unless a bang the door a bit and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt lock or unlock?

outl0r: do you have this video for a toyota corolla 03?

timothy gray: nevermind as soon as i got the clip held up to the handle rod , i could see.
thank you for the awesome videos.

bimmjim: My driver side back door is stuck in the locked position. I can't even get the door open to take it apart.  ? ? ? 

TheDaltonboii: What would cause my explorer to idle at about 600 and when the heat is on it drops to 500 sounds like it is about to die then kicks back up and repeats the process?

TheDaltonboii: I have a 2000 explorer xlt and the driver door locks fine it just doesnt want to unlock unless you pull the inside handle

James Troutman: I have a 1998 Ford Explorer XLT. My drive side passenger door won't open. It's like the lock is stuck. And the problem is, actually Getting the door open to replace the lock actuator. Any tips??

A Muhammad: My driver side power locks will only lock the doors. It will not unlock the doors. The same goes for the keyless remote. The door keypad will unlock the door and so will the key. And I can lock and unlock using the power locks on the passenger side. I'm not sure if it's a switch, an actuator or the drivers unlock relay. If it's not the actuator, do you have videos on how to replace the switch or relay. 

Omar Pedraza: My door ajar light is on come to find out my passenger back door got a bad door jamb sensor because it isnt making a peep when choosing and opening like the other doors how in the world do i change that in that little space i got to work with.

Holiday: We don\t make alot, but our group do get to travel frequently. Just this year we went to Bangkok to get pictures and their holiday schedules. We are still in a growing phrase so best we can aim for is break even. I think everyone have to overcome the same type of challenge when starting something new. Don\t give up!
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