Re: ok so my XF door doesnt open!
Your mechanism is stuffed. I had this happen a little while back. What happens, is when you lift the handle the door lock is pulled slightly down, half locking the door making it impossible to open. Try holding up the door lock and then open the door, if this works, it's time to get a new mechanism. It's not that it's broken, it's just gotten worn and very sloppy. You'll understand when you pull it out.
This cost me $50 from a very expensive dealer in a country town, in a city it should be pretty cheap. Either that or get a decent one from the wreckers. Took me 30 minutes to do one door and now it works much much better, it also reduces broken door handles as there isn't as much stress on them now.
Let me know if this is the case or if your having problems.
87' XF FREAK!