Re: Driver Door Power Lock Problem
Ric, when I had my 2001 Taurus it did the same thing. I would lock it with the door lock button and it would work. I'd lock it with the key fob and it wouldn't work half the time. Lock actuator on it's way out. The correct way to do it on the front doors is remove the latch and then remove the actuator by lifting the tab and sliding it off. The last time I did one however I left the latch in, and using a cotter pin puller pick and lifted the tab an slid the actuator off. Getting the new one on was a challenge, especially when it's getting dark out with no flashlight!!! You just have to line up the actuator on the latch and snap it on. Definetely don't waste your time with used actuators. Get a new one.
The rear latches are much easier to get out to swap the actuators, you don't have to disconnect all of the cables to the latch either. They are flexible enough to swing the latch out.
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