99 Ford explorer door locks not working

Asked by Dec 13, 2011 at 05:42 PM about the 1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Front driver door lock will do lock manually or automatically. It's stuck! Also automatic door
locks will not lock doors but will unlock the other 3 doors. Plz help

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Had this problem with my old one years ago. I just lived with it. The guy who bought it from me had to have major "surgery" done to the lock rods/assembly please for your sanity take to someone who is experienced in locks, or your local ford dealer.

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It's not a hard fix if your mechanically inclined. Get a Hayes Manuel for your model year and it's explained therein. If you have gorilla hands you may have a small problem. You can get the rods and connectors from your local parts store, they're not expensive.

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