Found a bar inside the door that needs to be in the up position. Found some posts on various forums where people used springs to fix the problems. Other paid hundreds of dollars to fix. I bought a spring at Ace hardware for a $2 fix.
Door Panel clips look something like this:
98 Ford Explorer Door Problems- how to open without panel removal
So a majority of the vids out there explain how to remove the panel so you
CAN repair it in the first place. If the door is stuck closed, you cannot
get the panel off easily. Save yourself some busted knuckles, and extra
cursing, and check out my wee trick here. Peace.- GrayBeard
Guy 6 videos= http://youtu.be/T9je9D3YGl8
1aAuto= Complete Replacement/Repair of door issue (excluding the opening of
How To Install Replace Inside Door Handle Ford Explorer Sport Trac Mountaineer 91-05 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken
or snapped off interior door handle. This procedure is the same or similar
for any 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, or 01 Ford Explorer, 01,
02, 03, 04, or 05 Sport Trac, 01 to 03 Explorer Sport, and 95 to 01 Mercury
Mountaineer. This is an easy project for the do it yourself person.
Ford Explorer Remote Not Locking Fix
In this Video I show how to fix a fairly common problem with the Ford
Explorer. If you Remote/Key fob unlocks your truck, but does not lock the
truck, this is most likely the problem. The splice from the factory get
moisture in it, and it corrodes. This is a fairly simple fix. I would like
to Thank the guys over at http://www.explorerforum.com with the threads
explaining the problem. Hope this helps some people out. I know a lot of
times a video helps out a lot more then pictures, and diagrams.
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.
2015 Ford Explorer Start Up and Review 3.5 L Twin Turbo V6
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Powertrain Options: 3.5 L V6, 3.5 L Twin turbo V6, 2.0 L 4-Cylinder turbo with a 6-Speed Automatic FWD or AWD
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.5 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 350 ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm
horsepower 365 hp
@ 5500 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 38.9 ft.
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 5000 lbs.
EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 172.7 cu.ft.
CURB WEIGHT 4859 lbs.
ANGLE OF APPROACH 20.3 degrees
ANGLE OF DEPARTURE 21.3 degrees
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 21.0 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 80.7 cu.ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 18.6 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 297.6/409.2 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 16/22 mpg
Competitors: Dodge Durango, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia
How To Install Replace Door Panel Ford Explorer Sport Trac 01-05 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to remove or replace the interior door panel trim on
your vehicle. You need to remove the door panel for a number of different
repairs, for example door handles, window regulators, power window motors,
door locks and more. This video applies to the Ford Explorer Sport Trac,
years 01, 02, 03, 04, and 05.