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




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

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?

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?

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??

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

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.

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.

Sammy Nazario: Great Instructions!! Thank U guys for taking time and offering assistance to those on on internet to make do easy fixes on car problems. U guys are truely 1A!!

Fist Fury: I have a 2000 eddie bauer explorer. The drivers door wont lock all others do by remote or manually. I can hear the drivers lock clicking but it will not lock. What can be the problem. Thanks

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. 

Nick VanTassel: 1998 ford windstar drivers door wont shut. The door just kind of hangs there, I looked at the latch and it seems to be jammed, not sure how to fix problem.

FlappingTerror: I`m not sure if this is the part I need to replace or what, but my door won`t latch closed. I think the spring for the latch itself went out. I own a 2007 Ford Taurus SEL. It has been terribly cold where I live -25 wind chills. And I do not have a garage, nor do I know anyone who does so I`m a bit stuck. Any ideas? 

TheBryansong65: my inside door handle broke after I installed the new actuator and I cant open the door at all..i tried to pull the rod but its not opening the door any thoughts

AndyWhip0312: I have a 2001 ford explorer sport and I think the actuator just went. I use the keyless entry and I don't hear the locking mechanism on the driver side door like I do on the passenger side. Its pretty loud so not hearing it go off and unlock the door isn't normal. Do you think this is the actuator? If so, will it be similar enough to fix as in this video?

1A Auto Parts: @cotaman7 Yes it'll make a noise. If the actuator looks like it's trying to pop the locks open but doesn't, then you may need a new door lock actuator. We carry them for most vehicles on our website 1aauto.com.

bgr547: i have a problem. the door locks and unlocks using the buttons in the car. but most of the time i try to use the key, or the keypad on the outside of the car, the driverside door half-way unlocks. the door wont open, and the interior buttons won't unlock it then either. i have to go to another door and open the door by the handle from the inside

derek7887: I just bought a replacement actuator. There are multiple copper/gold hooks that came with it. Am I just supposed to use the one like you used with both O rings and all the other ones are useless?

ryan kelly: Installed the new actuator and snapped off the safety light fixture that connects to the hinge, not a big deal, nice being able to work on the car with the front door opened, not worrying about the battery, after installing the actuator, it didnt work, after two days of removing and reinstalling, I unscrewed the lock piece that screws to the rode lock, once that was off it worked, when i put it back on it didnt, i cut the piece in half, the lock pin screwed up higher and did not jam,

Erin Smith: I'm not sure what is wrong with my door because in a sense, it "half locks." I have a 97 ford explorer xlt & the door will not open whatsoever. I have the panel off even though it is shut, and I've tried pulling the "bar" that opens/unlatches the door from the locking mechanism and it still continues to stay shut. What would you recommend to do to get it open?

Ellis Abram: My problem is the door locks won't go up or down with my remote and the driver's side doesn't turn with the key. The locks unlock from the inside, but I have to get into my Explorer Sport by unlocking the passenger side with the key and opening the driver's side from inside.

Steven Lane: Mine is doing this same thing too on my 1998.

Tony Desercey: Could I use this if my sports trac's driver door lock and window controls work on every door except the drivers'? Does that sound like an actuator problem?

1A Auto Parts: Thank you for visiting our channel on YouTube. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

1A Auto Parts: @bgwillz668 Like this video...Fix Door Locks Chevy GMC Truck Silverado Sierra Yukon Tahoe Suburban

Bruce Campbell: I couldn't really hear the audio during the part of the video where you were replacing the rivet you had drilled out with a bolt, but did the replacement actuator come with that replacement bolt or did you have to buy that separately?

Steve Claussen: if my door makes the sound like its locking and unlocking but it doesn't unlock the driver door nor the passenger door but unlocks the gate in back, would that mean the actuators are bad on the doors.??

1A Auto Parts: You should match up the one that best fits your application. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

Steve Cottone: These videos are why I will purchase my parts through you. Please continue to do these videos and save us from the stealerships. Great work guys! We really appreciate you.

1A Auto Parts: You may want to see if there's power going to the door lock actuator, also check the fuses to see if there's a blown fuse.

T3Walker: I own a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport, My driver door will not unlock with remote unlock, nor the unlock button. I have to climb through and pull the inside handle to unlock the door, when i attempt to use the button, or key fob, the plunger just bobbles up and down. Is this what I need to replace?

1A Auto Parts: @strickmans Usually they will just stop popping up when you try to unlock the door. Typically when they go bad you can hear them trying to pop up, but nothing happens.

ibemobbinlkeee: thank u! now i know whats wrong with my truck!!!

1A Auto Parts: The latch may be stuck, or there could be a latching rod that may have become disconnected inside of the door, that would cause it not to open. You may have to try to remove the door panel with the door closed, so that you can reach inside the door and pop it open by hand. Hope this helps you out. 1aauto.com 888-844-3383

Oh Yeah: Thanks!

1A Auto Parts: Usually, when they do this and the actuators try to pop but don't, they have gone bad.

Joseph Hagood: This is all good and well. but i didn't see it work with the remote door lock...my switch makes no noise when i try to lock/un lock the door Manually or with the remote ???

bgwillz668: can you make same vid but for 96 suburban please vids are big help ive replaced my grille,headlights,taillights using ur vids mahalo from the 808 state

Billbent3: Outstanding video . including the still pix and narrative. You made it so easy,. Thanks bunches. Bill

Mike Giammarino: Thank you for your video's, they helped me with a power window issue on my 98 Explorer Sport...Another issue I am having is the power locks won't work. The fuse is good, the driver side or passenger switch will not work. I don't have a fob to try.

1A Auto Parts: It could be a door lock actuator getting weak. Try to lock it using the key and see if it locks. We carry new door lock actuators on our website 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

David Harris: I am having a problem with my explorer, both actuators are good, but the rivet on the passenger side is rotted out. What size bolt is this?

agonz91: So I hope someone can give some what of an answer... but I have a 98 ford explorer and I'm not sure if my passenger door actuator needs to be replaced or what? anyways.. My door won't open for anything! Not the remote lock, key, unlock button on the door panel, and I can't even pull up the lock from inside. idk how I'm going to even open my door... I'm assuming a slim jim will work, but I want know what is wrong with my door and how am I going to even open it? any advice would be helpful!

1A Auto Parts: The issue could be with the switch itself. Those vehicles are known for having poor switches on them.

alosgm1: Hello :) When I use the driver door to lock my doors, it appears to work fine (all four doors close) but some seconds after, they all open again xD If I try to close again, only the driver door gets closed. The same occurs with the passenger door. Sometimes it work normally for some weeks and suddenly starts failing again. Could it be the actuator? Thanks!

RonBronson: I am replacing a worn Door Latch Assembly... so I will need to remove the actuator, too, as shown in the video?

1A Auto Parts: You may want to check the wire harness between the door and body of the car for a broken or frayed wire. Hope this helps you out. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

Joseph Hagood: Thank you.......................

UFOGHOSTHUNTER: I had the same problem with my truck and I got in the panel and found out my rod that goes to my lock cylinder was unhooked and causing it to not lock all the way down. Make sure everything is in its place and check the rivet on the actuator to see if its still holding strong.

1A Auto Parts: There's not really a specific bolt size to use. basically any bolt that will fit can be used to make the repair. Have a great day. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

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