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Old 07-30-2008, 03:07 PM   #11
 
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Thanks! Ill order the part just in case and get some WD-40 too. Thanks everyone... now my next challenge is taking the door panel off without breaking anything
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^^^ WD-40 FTW, just spray a decent amount around the latch area of the door jamb. It worked wonders for me.
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One thing that causes this with these cars is not keeping the latches clean. If you could go get some brake/parts cleaner and some spray white lithium grease, this would do. Just clean the latch through the opening on the door, BE SURE TO NOT GET THE CLEANER ON THE DOOR PANEL!. Let it dry then spray the latch with the grease. That will keep them in great working order. I believe you just called me about the door handle? Ill be waiting to hear from you tomorrow. Mike
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Helpful Photo for 2001 Door Latch Replacement

I know this is an old thread but every little bit helps. There is a thing that needs to be done to fix most Focus latch problems that can be made less aggravating by looking over a photo in one of my Facebook albums that is public. You won't need to bother if you are not preparing to do this job. I am new in this forum and can't include links or images yet. Youtube videos don't do a hot job of covering this critical point.

To see the photo you will need to scroll to the bottom of my Facebook album entitled 'Chores and Repairs.' In the Facebook search box to find my account put 'FullTruthSeeker' and hit [enter]. Later, if edits are allowed, I'll edit this out and add the photo here once I have permission to include a photo.
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I know this is an old thread but every little bit helps. There is a thing that needs to be done to fix most Focus latch problems that can be made less aggravating by looking over a photo in one of my Facebook albums that is public. You won't need to bother if you are not preparing to do this job. I am new in this forum and can't include links or images yet. Youtube videos don't do a hot job of covering this critical point.

To see the photo you will need to scroll to the bottom of my Facebook album entitled 'Chores and Repairs.' In the Facebook search box to find my account put 'FullTruthSeeker' and hit [enter]. Later, if edits are allowed, I'll edit this out and add the photo here once I have permission to include a photo.
Thank you for that story. I think I read it 3 times. Absolutely fantastic! I think this my absolute favorite PHISHING post I have ever seen at FF.

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