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2002 Ford Escape Question: Door Handle (exterior) replacement

 

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Brian F Tully, 3.0L V6, Jamaica Plain, MA, February 03, 2009, 17:00
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How do I take off the exterior door handle? The new parts seem like they just snap into place. Is there a screw holding it in place from the inside?

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    February 03, 2009, 17:56
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    1. Remove the front door trim panel. 2. Position the water shield aside. 3. If equipped, remove the tie strap from the Anti-theft guard. 4. Remove the screws and position the anti-theft aside. 5. Release the clip and disconnect the exterior door handle actuating rod. 6. Remove the exterior door handle screw. 7. Remove the exterior handle actuating rod. 8. Remove the exterior door lock cylinder cover. 9. Remove exterior door handle. 10. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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