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2004 Freestar: I fix the rear door handle

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How do I fix the rear door handle on my 2004 Freestar? When I went to open it, the handle came off in my hand!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.
Hello Marty, Witch door are you referring to and is it the outer or inner handle?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It is the outer door handle of the back door (5th) It dosn't have an inside handle, that makes it real nice, can't open from outside or inside!
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Relist: I still need help.
Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.

Hello Marty, Sorry it took so long I have been out of town. I am not sure how you can get the door open try removing the panel first. To replace the handle follow the instructions I have posted.

Remove the parts in the order indicated in the following illustration and table.
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Part NumberDescription
1 Liftgate window trim molding
2 - Liftgate assist handle screws (part of 434A14)
3 434A14 Liftgate assist handle
4 56911-A424 Liftgate trim panel screw
5 42906 Liftgate trim panel

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

 

 

Remove the parts in the order indicated in the following illustration and table

graphic

ItemPart NumberDescription
1 - License plate housing nuts (3 required)
2 - License plate housing nuts (2 required)
3 - Electrical connector (2 required)
4 17B389 License plate housing
Removal Note

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Item 4: License Plate Housing Removal Note

  1. Disconnect the liftgate handle actuating cable and position aside.

graphic

 

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thanks for the info. I will work on it this comming weekend. My account has been charged already so I guess we are good.

Marty
Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.

Let me know if you need more help. Even though your accounts been charged for the deposit you need to hit accept for payment. If you have any problems let me know.

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