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Rear inside door handle does not work

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by mike42092, November 22, 2010.

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  1. mike42092

    mike42092 New Member

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    The inside rear door handle i have found does not open the door but i can open the door using the outside door handle. I have checked the child safety lock and that is not the case. Can someone tell me how i should go about fixing this problem and approximatly how much it will cost?
     
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  3. swetrid

    swetrid Well-Known Member

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    Probably is just bad inside door handle, they are pretty cheap i think like $30.
     
  4. willindsay

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    The gears in the handle are probably wore out. You'll have to take the door panel off and then remove the handle and replace it. I think you can get them at most auto parts stores just make sure you get the one for the side it's on. Or you can pick one up at a junkyard that's what I did but I was there getting some other parts already.

    It's a fairly common problem but an easy fix.
     
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    Im used to dealership pricing lol.
     
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    I can remember buying those from Amazon.com. Dealership prices are high. But some auto supply stores are even higher. You really have to shop around whenever you buy auto parts.
     
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    Don't get the cheapos on ebay. They don't last. I'd bet the Dorman handles from AZ are okay. I put a little grease in the gears when I replace these or have the door panel off.
     

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