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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII: the outer door handles broke off

Customer Question

I have a 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII, the outer door handles broke off. i have the old ones off. but i cant get the new ones on. i cant figgure out how the springs that put pressure on the handle go back on... please help!
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Tim replied 8 years ago.

I am attaching the instructions for replacing the door handle and a picture. I am not sure if this will help you or not. I hope so.




Handle, Outside Door

Removal and Installation

  1. Remove front door trim panel (23942) . Position watershield away from the access holes.
  2. Disconnect the front door latch control cylinder rod (22134) from the door lock cylinder (21985) at the lock cylinder arm (replacement of this lever is recommended).
  3. Disconnect front door latch actuating rod (22152) at front door latch (21812) by rotating yellow retainer clip and removing threaded front door latch actuating rod from clip.
  4. Remove two outside handle retainer nuts and remove door handle (22404) .
  5. Remove door lock cylinder retainer (22023) from outside door handle and remove door lock cylinder .
  6. NOTE: New lock cylinder plastic lever MUST be installed after door handle and door lock cylinder are assembled to front door (20124) .

    To install, reverse Removal procedure.


ItemPart NumberDescription
1 22450 Spring
2 224A25 Pivot
3 22404 Door Handle
4 21985 Door Lock Cylinder
5 21970 Cylinder Lever
6 22648 Outside Door Handle Housing
7 22134 Front Door Latch Control Cylinder Rod
8 24289 Door Handle Seal
9 20124 Front Door
10 22023 Door Lock Cylinder Retainer
11 N621906-S2 Nut (2 Req'd Each Side)
12 22408 Door Handle Insulator
13 W623451-S2 Push Nut (2 Req'd Each Side)
14 224A24 Door Handle Spacer (2 Req'd Each Side)
15 - Retainer
16 22152 Front Door Latch Actuating Rod
17 - Nut (1 Req'd)
18 - Counterweight (Part of 22404)
A - Tighten to 5.9-8.1 Nm (52-72 Lb-In)
B - Tighten to 2.3 Nm (20.4 Lb-In)