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Old 07-03-2015, 10:46 AM   #1
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Door Handles

I have an '06 Ford Focus ZXW SE and having a heck of a time with the door handles. I've heard that this is a common problem so I was hoping there are options other than OE replacements.

I have replaced the inner part of the exterior door handle on my driver's door and the rear driver's side door and now the driver's door handle is broken again.

Are there any aftermarket door handles for this car that solves this problem? If there are then at this point, I would be willing to buy and replace all 4 door handles. Thanks!


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Old 07-08-2015, 10:11 PM   #2
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The inner part breaks because the latch assembly at back of door is running dry of grease. The extra load then puts more on the tab that breaks off there. Of course the latches are much more expensive.

Pretty much Ford only as the maker there.
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The inner part breaks because the latch assembly at back of door is running dry of grease. The extra load then puts more on the tab that breaks off there. Of course the latches are much more expensive.

Pretty much Ford only as the maker there.

On my new to me 05 zx4 sedan rear doors, they both require a really really good tug to open ....what can i do to fix it.... I sprayed the latches with both wd40 and a dry graphite lube..... No difference...... I do notice the handles seem a bit loose....... Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread

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My 03 ZX5 had the same problem. I sprayed the latches with motorcycle chain lube, worked them a few times, then let them set a few minutes so the solvent would evaporate. After that, they all work easily.

When they were stiff, I found it helped tremendously to push the door closed firmly while pulling the handle.
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On my new to me 05 zx4 sedan rear doors, they both require a really really good tug to open ....what can i do to fix it.... I sprayed the latches with both wd40 and a dry graphite lube..... No difference...... I do notice the handles seem a bit loose....... Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread

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Just fyi WD40 is technically not a great lubricate for long term stuff. What it's desiiiigned to do is displace water and working as a penetrating oil.
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