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03 ford explorer hatch will not open in cold weather.

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03 ford explorer hatch...

03 ford explorer hatch will not open in cold weather

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

Turning heat on full blast in car sometimes helps

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses?

Just had it checked no leaks

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Will turning on defrost hatch help?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 7 months ago
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This should boil down to a weak door lock actuator within the rear liftgate to blame for this concern. When cold that is when it is hardest for it to move, that is why heat is helping to resolve it.

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