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Rear hatch locks but doesn't unlock with power

Jason c

The Dark Knight
February 14, 2010
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City, State
Portland, OR
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 Limited 5.0L
On my 2000, the rear hatch will only unlock with the key. It locks just fine with the power. I can hear it "unlock" with the fob at the back door, but won't open without using the key. Any ideas?

Actuator is wore out,the bad news is it seems to be Ford dealer only and $78 the last time I looked.Also a pita to replace.:D

update...$94.79 from rockauto and I'm sure they are cheaper then Ford so ignore the above price.

Not really the news I was hoping for, but at least I have an idea before tearing into it. Thanks.