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




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Halima Bouka: حمزة!؟

Michael Reagan: Great video, thanks!

le le: Thank you for the video!....keep up the good works ...........

Jason Brodsky: Next question.. 97 Explorer, rear driver door won’t open from inside or out side door handles. Any suggestions to get door open?

Jason Brodsky: What bolt was used to replace the rivet that was originally holding the actuator in place?

Dean Good: Ordered a pair of the actuators for my '00 Explorer since neither lock would pop up. As it happens BOTH of them had broken off the little pop rivet holding the actuator to the frame and had fallen into the door well. Seriously - a pop rivet for something like this?? Anyway, video instructions were spot on and both doors took me about 90 minutes (no surprise the second door went quicker after experiencing the first). Thanks for the help!

Dawn Burton: Thank you for the video! Question: I have a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and I recently replaced my door lock actuator for the 2nd time in the past year. I can lock all of my doors, but I cannot unlock my drivers door from the key fab, the interior lock switch, the key, or the keypad. I have to enter through another door, climb over the seat and use the inside door handle to open the drivers door. Someone mentioned online that they were missing the spring that goes from the lock inside the panel to the lever. I can't find anywhere online that shows the spring and where it goes/part no. Do you know if there is supposed to be a spring or why this may be happening? Perhaps you have the part I need? Thanks in advance! :)

fsfazekas: Is there any chance you could do a video showing how to replace the actual latch that you loosened by removing the three screws? I have to replace mine in the driver's door of an '01 explorer and I can't figure out detach any of the rods that are hooked into it. I could probably remove the actuator linkage after watching this video but there's no way to remove the lock knob rod, the link to the door lock cylinder, etc. The bends are too tight and the amount of rod that passes through the attachment point(s) is far too much to get them out. The must be a trick to removing the rods from the latch but I haven't been able to find a video of it anywhere. Thanks!

SilkySlim: What size drill bit for that ribid extraction,..I don't want to exceed the hole of the door ?  Thanks in advance !!

Jblalock1982: Any videos of how to replace the door jamb switch?

letsthinkitover1: nooooooo never ever do I want to do this job. I'd rather clean dog poop.

SilkySlim: I just opened the bracket that holds the actuator a little with a screwdriver and pulled it out and wiggled it out at the hook,..and it was out,..without taking all those guts out (tracks and things),..unplugged it,..and now just have to put new one in !!!

Reena Sahu: why my wagon r k series car driver side door not open either inside or outside please tell me

steve rice: I just replaced the Lock Actuator on the Left front passenger door on my 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Great video, but on my truck I didn't have to remove the 3 screws on the lock mechanism. I just pulled the bottom of the actuator up towards the window and the hook came out of the lock mechanism, real easy and saved a step. Easy to install the new actuator as well. Thanks, keep the DIY repairs coming. Always learn a new repair on YouTube.

Brenna Berkner: So my 01 explorer driver's side door has a floppy handle and it locks, but doesn't unlock unless you open it from inside. It's like it doesn't get pushed up all the way when I hit the button or turn the key. Also, my passenger door won't lock at all, but I can still hear something working when I push the button. Is this what I need for both? Really don't want to take it to a shop.

T Slice: Worked perfectly on my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and I also did not have to remove the door latch. For the rivet i knocked out, I just replaced it with a bolt and nut. Took me about an hour.

Andrew v: PLEASE HELP. Is this what I need for my door locks to be able to go up and down again??

elzeus13: Is there a part number for the black rivet that you use to secure the actuator to the frame underneath the lock? Mine fell off and I don't know where to get them.

klipser18: hi i just replaced my ford explorer actuator but the problem is still there the door won't open w the key neither w the remote nor with the buttons but the actuator is new do you have any suggestions ??

Desiree Broadnax: Hello. I broke the door handle to my sport trac and i am replacing the handles, with your videos seems as a simple fix but now that I have replaced them the door still does not open. Could it be another issue?

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