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Q: repair rear latch handle on 1997 Ford Explorer

How to repair the rear latch handle
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The rear door or the tailgate door?

Either way, the interior trim panel has to be removed to gain access.
If the lift gate will not come open, you'll have to crawl through from the inside to get to it. Screws will need to be removed, and then a trim tool is used to separate the trim via the push pins that secure them.
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