2005 Ford Escape Rear Right Door Won't Open


Asked by Jun 22, 2014 at 01:23 PM about the 2005 Ford Escape Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Ford Escape, and all of a sudden, the right rear door won't open. The child lock isn't on, and the outside door handle is loose, as in it doesn't automatically retract back into the door. Basically if you pull it out, it will stay in the pulled out position until you push it back in. When I pull the inside handle, I can hear the latch move, but the door won't open. I've tried to take the door off, but it seems impossible with the wiring harness and latch still in place.

Anything on what I should do?

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You can remove door lacth,there is a screw under it,and then remove window swicth it should just pop out.then you can get in to door,to fix your broke handle.

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My ford escape did somewhat the same thing. The handle seemed weaker than the others,like its pulled out all the way but not unlatching the door. On YouTube Dark woods has a video of it,photos at the end with pointers. What happened to mine was the lock did not unlock 100%,after taking the door panel off,with the door closed,2 screws for the back,I popped the panel off.. Follow the wires to the switch,the side of the switch near the door frame,you will see a brass colored plate. Press the lock unlock button,this plate will move up,down.. Take a small flat head screw driver,with the brass plate in the up position,,(unlock) press the plate down,it will lock,,then push the plate back up,,unlock position... The plate should move 1/8 inch up higher,,pull handle and open door... Spray with oil even the back hatch and glass can freeze in the semi lock position.. YouTube Dark woods his video of his 2002 escape may have the same switch as yours. It helped with mine. He had both passenger doors,the hatch back door and glass for the hatch back were stuck close,you have to pause the video to read what it says,good luck.

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