Hi, You helped with this same problem "Oct. 11, 2007. I have removed the door handle from inside, by removing the rivets, giving me the ability to put more pressure on the shaft that goes to the back latch. The back latch sounds like it opens, but the back of the door still remains solid. If the latch is damaged in some way, how does one go removing it, since there is not access panel to it?
I have cut a hole on the backside of the door, where the rubber plugs fit, where one can adjust some bolts (3). I was able to put my hand and move the latch wire arm where the latch is in the back. I could not feel the latch, however, and not able to see the latch.
No amount of pressure on the door, pushing out, towards the back or the front, has made any difference.
I have also pushed, pulled and lifted the door from the outside, with no results.
The door was difficult to open before, then it remained totally shut.
I am have loosed the roller on the the inside front part of the door. This made the bottom moveable, but did not help.
Is there some type of latch at the front of the door also, besides the latch in the back?
I am puzzled that Ford would make a door, that if the latch failed and the door will not open, that there is not way access it to fix it, with out cutting up the car sheet metal.
Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.
have the same problem?
Friday, May 16th, 2014 AT 2:33 PM