driver door wont unlock and handle broken

Asked by Mar 10, 2015 at 07:33 PM about the 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I went to open my door to get out for work the one day and my driver side door handle on
the inside broke. I was already having previous issues with the keypad not unlocking that
door so it had to be open from the inside. Now it wont unlock from the inside or out and
the handle is broken so I cannot get my driver door open.

1 Answer

21,140

Are you having problems with the electrical system to the door or the mechanical system, or both. When you pull on the handle inside, is there a resistance or does it just flop around? Is there resistance on the outside? You will have to get into the inside of the door to replace any parts. If the mechanical parts of the system are ok, and just an electrical problem, use a slim jim down through the glass to unlock the car. If you have never used one, call pop-a-lock to open the door to effect repairs.

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,330
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,460
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,043 Great Deals out of 72,263 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford F-150
3,215 Great Deals out of 223,768 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Expedition
382 Great Deals out of 17,380 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
791 Great Deals out of 41,832 listings starting at $1,987
Used Dodge Durango
370 Great Deals out of 24,205 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
332 Great Deals out of 26,862 listings starting at $1,800
Used GMC Yukon
593 Great Deals out of 20,332 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
498 Great Deals out of 25,123 listings starting at $2,388

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
16,836 listings starting at $27,494
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
156 Great Deals out of 25,643 listings starting at $18,303
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
178 Great Deals out of 4,163 listings starting at $15,999
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
412 Great Deals out of 7,614 listings starting at $8,900
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
231 Great Deals out of 4,510 listings starting at $8,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.