The video is applicable to the 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 Ford F150, pickup, truck. When a person goes to open the door, they will lift up on the door handle and the door won't open because the plastic cable end is broken. The following tools are recommended: torx wrenches, pliers, screwdriver, hammer, drill, punch, file, utility knife, sandpaper, and hacksaw. You can check that it is in all the way by looking through the slot in the ferrule. The bell-crank the cable pulls on was flopping in the breeze, the entire trigger mechanism was in the open position but the latch itself was frozen.
I put together this Guide to help everyone and to show how easy these kits are to install on most ford Vehicles! The one that I always use for all my repairs can be found here:. I then removed the latch, flushed it with Brake-Klean and re-lubricated it. The driver's side, another story. Reassemble parts into the door. If still having trouble you can gently widen the slot with a flat blade screwdriver and hammer 6 Repeat the process for the other end. I discovered that the cable ends were all intact and the cables themselves were operable.
Next push the black rubber sleeve of the cable into the ferrule, pushing it all the way in until it stops. The kit is pretty affordable too!. Hello, I've been a mechanic for many years and I've had hundreds of customers come into my shop complaining about broken Ford door cables and latches. I had the problem in my Ranger and bought the cable end kit. All do-it-yourself projects entail some risk. Insert the cable ferrule into the latch mechanism and rotate 90 degrees with pliers to lock it in place 4 Before re-installing the latch assembly, attach the other end of the cable to the handle, and test that the latch works properly. If cable ferrule is too long to fit on, use a hacksaw to shorten it, removing length from the small diameter end.
It is the sole responsibility of the viewer to assume this risk. Much cheaper than the latches or cables from Ford. I got on the internet and I found that someone had made a Ford Door Cable Repair Kit that can be used to repair the door cables in a door, hatch, suicide door, third door, etc, without having to replace or remove the door latches. The problem is probably not the cable ends, but rust forming in the lower latch. Use pliers or a utility knife, making sure to not cut into the black rubber sleeve on the cable. If the door feels like it's dragging when you open it, it is on it's way to becoming inoperable.
No information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. You may need to file the slot opening to achieve a perfect fit between the bracket slot and the cable end. If you are having trouble sliding the cable into the slot on the ferrule, you can use a flat blade screw driver and hammer to gently tap the cable into the connector. By then both doors were jammed shut and I had to remove the inner panels to access the latches. After the cable is completely in the cable ferrule, push the black rubber sleeve into the ferrule as far as it will go. If cable is damaged a new cable is recommended.
Gently squeeze the new end into the slot. What happens is the door cables in Ford Trucks F-150, F-250, F-350, Ranger and Ford Vans F-150, F-250, F-350 have plastic ends that keep the cables fastened in the door cable latches, and these ends corrode and break over time. Oil and grease based lubricants can also be used to aid with insertion. The passenger side opened easily after I soaked the bottom latch with penetrating oil. . . .
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