98 Ford Explorer Door Won't Open Part 3
Found that there is a bar that needs to stay in the up position. Various forums show to add a spring to add tension to hold the bar in place.
98 Ford Explorer Door Won't Open Part 1
Just showing the problem I was having with my '98 Ford Explorer. A couple weeks ago the door handle just stopped working on the driver door. All tension was lost in the handle. I couldn't use the remote to open. The remote would open all other doors. Sounded as if it wanted to open but just couldn't. I wasn't able to open from the inside either. I had to flip the door lock back and forth while pulling on the door lock pull and finally lucked out. I got the door open and pulled the panel off using a screw driver. Later I found you could get a door pull at Autozone for $9.99 probably would have been a lot easier.
98 Ford Explorer Door Won't Open Part 4
Bought a 3" spring at Ace hardware for $2. Attached one end over the bottom of the rod. Attached the other end with zip ties. GIT-R-DONE!!!
98 Ford Explorer Door Won't Open Part 5
Showing where all the door panel connectors are located. It would have been helpful to know this beforehand.