door handle on 2007 Ford Escape

My exterior driver side door handle on my 2007 Ford Escape came off in my hand today. How do I replace it and how difficult would it be? Or, would I go to a body shop if I didn't want to go to a Ford Dealer?

by in Raleigh, NC on October 28, 2010
1 answer
ANSWER by on October 28, 2010
A body shop or any auto repair shop will be able to replace the handle The inner door trim panel will have to be removed. Door panel is easy to damage if you don't know how to remove all the screws and clips. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info or there is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You can get a one week subscription or year subscription very cheap. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription.
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