Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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These type of issues are difficult to troubleshoot without the vehicle in front of me, so I have to rely on the information you are telling me, so please be as specific and detailed as possible with your responses.
The rear Supercab door has 2 latches. One upper and one lower. they are controlled by cables attached to a "remote control" assembly. This is a device that the 2 cables connect to and the door handle linkages attach to. First you need to locate the control with the 2 cables attached to it. We need to determine which latch is not operating. It is not likely that both are not working unless the control is seized or broken. Check the remote while operating the interior handle and see if it is moving both cables. If it is moving both cables, then the cables will need be disconnected from the control. Once the cables are disconnected they can be pulled individually with a pliers to determine which latch is not working or if one of the cables is broken.
If the lower cable is broke the lever that the cable attaches to should be able to be accessed with a needle nose pliers or long cotter pin tool. If the upper cable is broken up high near the latch then the repair will need to be performed by a body shop. They are best equipped to get the door open.
I would have to address the remote question in a different question, I have not seen that issue before.
This is the remote with the 2 latch cables.
This is the upper latch, #1 is the cable coming from the remote that unlatches the latch to open the door.
This is the lower latch #1 is the cable coming from the remote that unlatches the latch to open the door.
We removed the two rear passager side door panels for access and then removed the "top lock" cable from the "remote control" assembly. The cable housing is worn about an inch on one side there and the bushings that hold the cable housing in place are missing. Therefore the cable could not pull the top lock open. This cable runs from the top lock down, then turns 90 degrees towards and above the assembly then down 90 degrees to where the cable housing is held in place by the bushings. The cable then connects to the assembly. Looks to me like the stress on the cable housing by doing two 90 degree turns caused the problem. Is this cable something I can replace? If so how? Thanks, Theron
Awesome! Good luck and you have a good weekend too.
Things did NOT go as expected at FORD today. Was told cable is no longer available. Had to purchase Part Number 6L3Z-18264A26-A Latch with Cable for a total of $67.75.
There is a retainer on this new cable, with tape on each side so it will not slide very far either direction, it's located a few inches from the remote assembly end, that one would assume plugs into a hole to help secure the cable. There is no hole anywhere close for this retainer to plug into on my truck. Don't think it will be a problem??
Anyway, Installed new latch and cable but now the top of door does not latch tight. Did not have this problem with the old latch. But, this may explains why this door would not close all the way unless we kept our hand on till it closed. Only the top latch was holding tight all these years.
So Kenny can you advise how to finish this with some adjustments top and bottom? What the bottom latch locks to does not seem to be adjustable. Not sure how to remove the plastic covering where top latch locks.
The retainer is probably for a newer model. If it won't line up with anything then I wouldn't worry about it. The plastic trim on the upper striker just pulls off (snap on fit).
Click below for striker and hinge adjustment procedures.
Please bear with me. I still need to do the adjustments you provided to keep the doors from rattling. Will post the results or ask for more help soon. Those two inside door covers are cluttering up my office. But my wife has side tracked me for a few days with several HoneyD's. You have been a great help so far. Thanks!
Its my pleasure, take your time. You already accepted so no need to rush.