Is there an illustration that shows how the cables are run and connected? Wags I feel ya man. So took some bailing wire drilled a small hole and tied the cable off to the door frame. This cost a little more, but is a more permanent repair than some of the repair videos using zip ties that i watched. You may need to file the slot opening to achieve a perfect fit between the bracket slot and the cable end. They fit perfectly in the slots the original broken ends come out of and on the cable.
I still haven't replaced mine, the door rattles a bit, but it opens. Thing is ford is making a fortune on the repairs. You can do all of this from the back seat with the rear door closed. Usually these guys will Know exactly how the Mechanisms work. Will a sledge hammer through the window improve my chances of fixing this? You can also leave your suggestions,review or opinion why you love this picture. It is probably a good idea to replace this as it will come apart again.
Let me go look, its been a while. I will update if this works as well as it did in his video. Pulling at the panel carefully you may be able to get to the rod that releases the door. I want to say remove the screw but then you have to carefully pull up, or slowly pop each one out. I removed the door panels and reached my hand in feeling around. Thanks in advance for any helpful info! My problem was that the plastic piece that holds the bottom control rod in place at the top broke which caused the rod to come un-attached. Be care full pulling the door panel off it was a pain in the azz.
You might even need to remove the upper latch from the frame if possible. How do you take the door apart? Listed below is a fantastic graphic for 2003 Ford F150 Extended Cab Door Wont Open. When a person goes to open the door, they will lift up on the door handle and the door won't open because the plastic cable end is broken. I had the problem in my Ranger and bought the cable end kit. Does anyone have any ideas? You cab purchase a tool to help remove it but a screwdriver or chisel will suffice. The one that I always use for all my repairs can be found here:.
Also included images of the tools needed-Good Luck! Please select an image you like and then after that, please save it to your device. Gently squeeze the new end into the slot. If your interested I can add picture of the clip. Jun 09, 2010 Remove the interior door panel this can be done with the door closed. I have done both doors upper latch, One has been working without trouble for more than a year.
Remove the resessed cup around the door handle. Let me go look, its been a while. The passenger side stopped opening right after I purchased it a few months back 168K miles. You can see during the repair, I had actually previously replaced one of the cable connectors already on the upper cable. I feel this is out of line for parts plus what they will charge to install parts. I also zipped it so it wouldnt fall off.
Thing is ford is making a fortune on the repairs. I would apreicate any information you could give me to help a do it your self person. Then pull the panel straight back. Its just a hard rubber grommet that broke. For some reason the factory cables are weak at the support point not the steel cable itself. I have performed a search in the archives and I haven't found this particular problem or else my search words needed refinement.
Thanks in advance for any helpful info! Remove the two or is it three? Ok, take out the two screws that hold the window latch and the top panel will pop off. If you have ever made your own wire leader you are on the right track to making your own cable the trick is to find the cable with enough strength to continually open the latches, 200lb will do but if you can get a hold of it 400 is better. Once all out then simply lift up on the bottom panel and it will come out. If you feel fascinated and want to download images. That's the best link I could find. Much cheaper than the latches or cables from Ford.
Drill it out or what? Remove the plastic sheet that overs the side door underneath the panel. This was a quick procedure, just make sure you keep it the same length. Eventually, I plan to replace all four doors, so I'm guessing a Sawzall is what will eventually open it. Our F150 door lock actuators are available for purchase and pick up today. Looked at all the videos and read the post.