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 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 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
Ford Explorer 4X4 Front Hub & Bearing Repair
In this video I go over replacing the front hub and bearing on the Ford
Explorer line of vehicles from start to finish. This bearing is common for
abs codes but more common for a grinding and or humming noise.
Hub and bearing 15mm bolts- 90ft lbs
Caliper bracket- 125ft lbs
Axle Nut- 185ft lbs
Lug Nuts- 100ft lbs
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.
How To Install Replace Air Temperature Door Actuator Explorer Mountaineer 98-01 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to replace the vent door actuator on a 1998 Ford
Explorer. This process is the same for 98, 99, 00, and 01 Ford Explorer,
01, 02, 03, 04, and 05 Sport Trac, 01 to 03 Explorer Sport, 98 to 00 and
the 05, 06 and 07 Ranger, 98 to 01 Mercury Mountaineer, and similar for 02
to 04 Ford Expedition and 02 to 04 Lincoln Navigator.
How to Find out your keypad door code for a Ford Explorer 1998 XLT
This Video is to help you to find the code of your keypad door, so you dont
have to take it to the dealer and paid a big ammount of money for something
is very simple.
To find your code you have to go to your trunk on the driver side is a
comparment to place your jack, inside of that comparment you will see a
control module this control your keypad on the side of that control is a
white sticker and big number bold print, this is the code of your keypad to
open your door another solution is on the manual of the truck. good luck
and please comment.
HUMMERS GO MUDDING
Footage from a 2003 Hummer Happening held at the Washougal MotoCross Track
in Washington. LOTS of rain and plenty of slick mud make for a great time.
How To Install Replace Door Panel Ford Explorer 95-01 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, will help you do this. This procedure
should be the same for 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, or 01 Ford Explorer.
Problem solving 89-94 Honda Accord drivers door that is stuck shut
This is the third one I have fixed, so I must be the local expert. haha!
I've tried other suggested remedies with no luck. This is a video "how-to"
of how I do it. Your results MAY vary. Older Honda Accord drivers door
latchs have a special feature that makes you lock the drivers door from the
outside so you can't lock you keys inside. If the latch fails, the door
sticks shut. I mean, It REALLY sticks shut, like.... it will never open
again without major intervention.
Other videos show vague ways to drill the latch to try and pop it open, in
theory this should work, I have tried for hours to no availg. My sugestion
is to remove the plastic panel from the lower B pillar, remove the seat
belt to the side and loosen the strike bolts from the back. You will
destroy the strike, but these are cheap and plentiful