98 Ford Explorer Door Won't Open Part 2

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: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Dorman-3-pcs-GM-door-panel-trim-retainer/_/N-25lw?itemIdentifier=493554_0_0_

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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.




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