Give this a try ,,it works for me every time
Roll down the window on the door that will not open ,,,
stand out side the truck and put one hand on the outside door handle
put your other hand on the power door lock switch for UNLOCK
Now at the same time hit the unlock button , again and again ,,over and over ,,,while you flip the outside door handle UP over and over again ...
and the door should open
you will need to replace the door latch and the exterior door handle ,,both will have springs in them that are broken
any more info on this ,,just ask , we can go back and forth on this page
OK -- if you have the door panel off ----then follow the rod from the outside door handle to the latch ,,,and lift UP on this rod ,,,,, then with the other hand pull UP on the lock rod knob ,,,and then you can release both and open the door ---try this
and no ,, I have never had one ,,,that I could not open ,,, on this unit ,,,
I work at a Ford dealer ,,,and what I see on this unit is that the lever on the door latch for the exterior door handle brakes ,,and then you can not unlock the door to get it open ,,, so when the spring brakes the lever is falls down a little and it will not alow the latch to unlock ,,, so if you lift up on on the outside door handle rod ,,going to the latch a little it will put the latch in to position for it to be unlocked and then you can pull up on the lock rod and unlock the door
I am not saying that there is anything wrong with the linkage to the outside door handle ,,,I agree with you that the latch is bad and needs to be replaced ,,,, but take a look at the pic above ---number 1 is the outside door handle rod ,,,, this rod attaches to the door latch on a little lever ,,,, lift up on this little lever on the door latch , a bit and then try to unlock the door ---
what state are you in ,,,maybe you close to me ???
I am in AZ
To bad,, I would have taken a look at it ... but anyway it looks like I am out of suggestions for you ,, and I will opt out of this question and see if anyone else out there has some info for you ..