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'94 Ford Escort driver door inside handle not opening


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Lindajo
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Jan 20, 2006, 7:00 PM

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'94 Ford Escort driver door inside handle not opening Sign In

I have a '94 Ford Escort and the inside handle just stopped working. It has no "spring" to it and will not open from the inside. How can I repair it without spending a mint?


DanD
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Jan 21, 2006, 7:57 AM

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Re: '94 Ford Escort driver door inside handle not opening Sign In

The handle itself is likely broken; to find out you’ll have to remove the door panel. As for how to do that it’ll take some looking to find the screws (if any) and then carefully pop the snap style of clips, around the perimeter of the panel. The easiest way to get the snaps undone without destroying the panel is with a putty knife. Slide the knife between the panel and the doors frame and gently pry as close to the snap as possible.
Once the panel is off it should be obvious as to whether the handle is broken or if the linkage has come undone.
You can either go to a junk yard or your local dealer to get a replacement handle.
Dan.

Canadian "EH"






(This post was edited by DanD on Jan 21, 2006, 8:00 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 23, 2006, 6:52 AM

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Re: '94 Ford Escort driver door inside handle not opening Sign In

DanD (as always) is right on target. There is a tool that helps from breaking those zip clips but they still break. They are sold at the parts stores. Also, hard to find - if a connector to a rod had let go somtimes some old carb clips will work just fine. They come left and right handed so you need to know. The lack of spring feel makes me feel like Dan said that the handle has an attitude, that might be a Ford only part. T







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