How do I replace broken tab on linkage of exterior door handle for a 2003 ford focus
Country: United StatesMake: FordModel: Focus SEYear: 2003
Hi, I’m Chris. Welcome and thanks for asking your question!
Do you already have the door apart and the new exterior door handle?
Which door has this concern?
I have the door apart and have the drivers side door handle. But the door handle isn't broken, it's the metal tab that the door handle moves on the linkage when you pull the handle.
Is this the part you are referring to?
I'm sorry but it's hard to tell from that image. When you pull the door handle, it pulls a tab that I believe is associated with the part in your image. When the tab gets pulled it lifts the linkage that goes to the door latch. The tab has broken off so when you pull the door handle, nothing happens with the linkage to open the door.
I believe we are talking about the same part. The diagrams Ford has are not that great and I do not have live images to get you. Look over both files below to see if this is what your needing. You are going to need to remove the latch or the handle to get this rod out of the way to replace the metal tab on it.
Thanks for asking your question. Your helping me pay my bills, and I
am hopefully helping you lower your repair bill or at least informing
you of the repair needed prior to getting it fixed.
You are about to see our rating system. The rating is how I am paid.
No rating and I am not paid. Neutral or Negative rating and I am not paid.
I am only paid once you rate OK or GOOD or EXCELLENT SERVICE.
Please if you need to follow up, only press REPLY TO EXPERT.
You can also reply after rating if needed. I also ask that you do reply
and state which service you wanted to select because there has been
a problem with the rating system.
16 years experience with Ford.
Chris, I tried to submit a good service reply but it tells me I don't have access to that page???How do I proceed?
You are all done, I got the rating. I appreciate it and good luck.