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What year and model Ford area you working on?
Is it a super cab or a crew cab and left or right door?
I take it is a super cab. You will need to remove the upper and then lower trim panels from the inside of the door. Even with the door closed, this will need to be done. The top panel overlaps the lower panel.
The latches have cables that connect them to the mechanisms inside the door. They have plastic sleeves on them that break and allow the cables to slack and not move the latches properly.
You will need to remove the cables from the center mechanism and then pull on the steel cable to release the latch and open the door. You will have to do one latch at a time.
Your welcome. There is a company that makes repair ends for the cables so you do not have to replace them. We use them at the dealership because the older ones for the Expeditions and Navigators are no longer available.
Ok. Your welcome.