drivers door will not open inside or out the handles feel as if they are not cnnected on 1997 Ford Explorer

this is a continuous problem my email address is babratt777@gmail.com my phone number is 417-380-6740 drivers door will not open from inside or outside the handles feel as if they are not connected,

by in Springfield, MO on August 31, 2010
1 answer
ANSWER by on August 31, 2010
The interior door trim panel will need to be removed to look at the linkages and lock mechanism. It is very difficult getting the door panel off with the seat in place. I had the same problem with my bother in laws 1998 Explorer I forget if I was able to get the door panel off with the driver's seat in place or if I had to remove the seat to get the door panel off. It was the locking mechanism that was wrong I was surprised it was quite cheap form the dealer, they had it in stock and didn't have to order it.