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Experience with Door handle on F350?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by dwalden2, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Mar 26, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    dwalden2

    dwalden2 [OP] Your mom goes to college

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    So the exterior door handle broke on the delivery truck where I work, a 2004 F 350. I know you've gotta pop the interior door panel off to get in to work on it, but I've never done that on anything but a '93 Honda Prelude. Is it as simple as just poppin it off, or is there a trick to it to make it easier?
     
  2. Mar 26, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    There's probably a couple screws near the handle and probably the window/doorlock switches. Other than that just pull straight out to pop all the plastic anchors and then straight up to lift the panel clear of the door lock and window track.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    Yea I figured there'd be a screw somehwere holdin it on. I haven't taken a lot of time to check it out yet. I'm plannin to jump on it when I get to work in the mornin. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    Open a door and wrap a chain around the hinges. Hook the other end up to the taco and get some momentum. This should solve the door handle problem and make access easier.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    I likethe way you think. Problem solved.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2010 at 1:49 AM
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    You might rip the cab off though, since its a Ford and all... :D
     
  7. Mar 27, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    hahaha. too true.



    So OP how's the fix going? Any luck?
     
  8. Mar 27, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    Yessir...got er fixed today. Dealin with customers while tryin to do it it took me about 45 min. If I woudln't have had to deal with customers it would have taken about 20 mins or so. Wasn't hard at all. Thanks for the info on how to do it.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    Yeah you could leave the door attached to the chain and then toss it for an anchor when you get unintended acceleration and can't stop the Tacoma :D
     
  10. Mar 28, 2010 at 5:51 AM
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    Glad to hear.

    Good thinking. One can never be too prepared.
     
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