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Old 10-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Broken Door Handle Latch Assembly

The lever that the door handle pulls on that pushes down on the rod broke. I think it is cast aluminum or something similar. Nothing seems to want to bond to it for a temporary repair, like JB weld or that quick steel stuff. Anyone have one of these lying around that can send it my why or know somewhere that I can pick it up without having to buy the entire kit for $180 from ford?

Right now I just have the rod hanging out of my door so I can open it and it looks pretty shitty.


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Old 10-29-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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Hey I had the same thing happen. I think the part you are going to need is called the Door Handle Reinforecement. It should cost $60 or less. A good place to look is www.fordparts.com. They have decent prices and diagrams that can help you identify the exact part number you are looking for. Then you can search the part numer online and look for better prices. I ended up getting this part from the dealer for a couple of dollars cheaper than I could find it online when shipping was factored. Just fyi. On this repair I needed a very low profile torx ratchet as the window hung down over the torx bolt on the door handle reinforcement. I got one at advanced auto parts. If you dont have one or dont want to buy one I was able to make it work by using a torx bit and a small monkey wrench. But after I completed the repair I realized that I forgot to put the lock cylindar in the new reinfircement. So rather than go through that again I went and got the tool.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:30 AM   #3
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Hey I had the same thing happen. I think the part you are going to need is called the Door Handle Reinforecement. It should cost $60 or less. A good place to look is www.fordparts.com. They have decent prices and diagrams that can help you identify the exact part number you are looking for. Then you can search the part numer online and look for better prices. I ended up getting this part from the dealer for a couple of dollars cheaper than I could find it online when shipping was factored. Just fyi. On this repair I needed a very low profile torx ratchet as the window hung down over the torx bolt on the door handle reinforcement. I got one at advanced auto parts. If you dont have one or dont want to buy one I was able to make it work by using a torx bit and a small monkey wrench. But after I completed the repair I realized that I forgot to put the lock cylindar in the new reinfircement. So rather than go through that again I went and got the tool.
Thanks for the help. I actually found a guy parting out a focus on island so I am going to go steal that and a couple other parts for about $80. Luckily I own a Jeep so I have plenty of torx bits lol. I already pulled the latch mechinism out and just have the door latch rod sticking out of the door haha. Not a pretty sight but at least i dont have to go through the rear door to get in any more. and you are right the thing is a pain in the but to take off and put back together.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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