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Old 02-27-2010, 01:13 PM
trcothorn trcothorn is offline
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has anybody else had problems with the outside door handles like i have? in the past month ive had to replace both side door handles, once because they frozen over and shattered into pieces when i tried to open them, then again because it just wore out. ive been getting those cheap 15 dollars handles from advance auto parts, they really do suck
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:16 PM
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has anybody else had problems with the outside door handles like i have? in the past month ive had to replace both side door handles, once because they frozen over and shattered into pieces when i tried to open them, then again because it just wore out. ive been getting those cheap 15 dollars handles from advance auto parts, they really do suck
I'd splurge a little bit and get OEM replacements.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:24 PM
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Ya the cheap ones like your getting are well cheap.

Spend a little extra and get ones from ford.

This is a ford dealer that sells stuff cheaper. I think this is what you need $26.81

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Old 03-27-2010, 01:02 PM
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My passenger handle froze and broke, got relacement from dealer ($50) and now am trying to find out how I can 'do it myself' to put the new one on. Any one know where I can look to find out how to replace it myself? Am I in over my head by trying to do it myself?
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:22 AM
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I took mine out a few months ago. You will need to take the door apart. It will require a few tools. I think a t-14 driver and a fewscrew drivers. But its mounted from the inside. If I were you, I would hit up a chiltions manual. They give a great breakdown of all the parts and how to take it apart without damaging anything.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:36 PM
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I took mine out a few months ago. You will need to take the door apart. It will require a few tools. I think a t-14 driver and a fewscrew drivers. But its mounted from the inside. If I were you, I would hit up a chiltons manual. They give a great breakdown of all the parts and how to take it apart without damaging anything.
Very good advise. I bought my 2000 Ranger xlt from a police impound yard with broken handles on the passenger side and the tailgate. When I went to the Ford dealership to buy the Original replacement parts , the desk man said that they sell 100s of those parts because they often break (poor design). I am on my way right now to get a manual because the exterior door handle is not easy without a picture or guidance.
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