Re: 2008 Escape - Door actuator?
Well, if you stretched the linkage, the outer door handle may not be pulling the latch far enough. Easy check: open the door, using a screw driver, press against the mechanism in the door to simulate closing. ow try opening it from the outer handle. If it releases, your door has shifted, if it doesn't, but the inner handle opens it, you've stretched something.
'Scuse me, while I scrape this Honda outta my treads.