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How to replace hatchback handle assembly

Handle broke-something snapped inside the panel holding the handle assembly when I went to open the hatchback one day. now there is no tension in the handle, it moves freely and will not release the hatchback to open

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You need to get into the boot space remove trim card on boot lid then you will see lock assembly find the link rod to the catch flick it with a screwdriver and the boot will open to change the locl assembly is quite easy you will need TORX bits to remove fixing screws good luck.

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SOURCE: door handle 1996 thunderbird

sounds like a plastic Sir clip of course you say external handel detached from door consider linkage clip has fallen down!

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SOURCE: Mustang parking brake won't release tension on rear brakes

since the new pads are alot thicker than the old ones,the brake needs to be set properly.
something is not right for sure.
the retainer for the park brake cable may be not in the right spot.there is two places it can fit.

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SOURCE: handle on tailgate wont open

We have the same problem, remove the panel on inside tailgate and you will find the handle broken, it is made out of pot metal. You need new handle from dealer or salvage yard.

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the cable of the knob is moved out it wont cost you much , take car to work shop and it will take hardly 30 to 45 min, it will get corrected.thanks.

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SOURCE: 2006 Ford Focus outer drivers

Cost? Well it depends on the shop labor rate where you take it to get repaired. It should require about 1 hour of labor to replace.
Dorman makes a replacement handle for your vehicle it is Part Number 79354. This same number will fit either the right side or the left side. It costs about $30. (It will probably cost more if the shop supplies the part...They have to mark it up in order to make a profit.)

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I changes mine in 2007 so if memory serves me, I had to remove the back panel and pull on the cable to open the door.

Now to see and pull on the cable, and replace the latch, you have to take off the inside liner/panel to get to the latch to replace it. This took about 2 careful hours to replace.

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These two plastic pieces are next to the window on the left and right sides. Each piece is about 3 inches wide and 18 inches long. Using a strong grip, or a pry bar or large screwdriver, take off both pieces. There are three clip areas that holds each piece in.

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I posted this for a manual door - not sure for automatic door.

If you still have the broken piece, you can try to use that to try to open the back. Otherwise, you have to open it from the inside.
I changes mine in 2007 so if memory serves me, I had to remove the back panel and pull on the cable to open the door.

Now to see and pull on the cable, and replace the latch, you have to take off the inside liner/panel to get to the latch to replace it. This took about 2 careful hours to replace.

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