Anybody run into this one? The side door on my '01 Windstar won't unlock.
It's electric, checked the child proof switch and switch on the overhead
console, when I use the electric switch to unlock it will make an attempt to
push the manual lock peg up but not all the way up. I've tried to manually
pull the lock up but it just won't budge, it's no doubt a mechanical
problem. Is it worth taking the locking mechanism and trying to fix it my
self or should I just take it to a dealer for a new one. I thought maybe
this might be a re-occuring problem on these doors. Any help would be
I've had this problem intermittently, it never stay long. Generally I get
it resolved by locking and unlocking the doors using the switch on the
drivers door panel. If my problem were to presists I would attempt to
remove the side door panel and spray either some liquide graphite or
lightweight lub (WD-40) on the machanics.
I'll try that as I suspect it needs some lube after getting into the door
mechanism. I was able to unlock the door and use the electric switch, what
the door now fails to do is shut as the rear latch mechanism fails to latch
unless I slam it while the door is closing, if I don't do this it will keep
re-opening, just another problem.
Thanks for the reply!
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