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Ford Escape: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems / Removal and Installation - Rear Door Latch

Removal

NOTE: LH (left-hand) side shown, RH (right-hand) side similar.

  1. Remove the rear door window regulator and motor.
    Refer to: Rear Door Window Regulator and Motor (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the exterior rear door handle.
    Refer to: Exterior Rear Door Handle (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the screw from the exterior rear door handle reinforcement.
    Torque: 19 lb.in (2.2 Nm)
  1. Remove the rear door latch bolts.
    Torque: 17 lb.in (1.9 Nm)
  1. Remove the rear door latch bolts.
    Torque: 71 lb.in (8 Nm)

  1. Remove the rear door latch.
    1. Disconnect the wiring harness routing clips and position the exterior rear door handle reinforcement wiring harness aside.
    1. Disconnect the rear door latch electrical connector.
    1. Route the interior rear door handle cable through the inner door.
    1. Remove the rear door latch.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    NOTE: Follow the unique instructions or graphic for this step in installation.

    Release the cable tension by turning the release screw until the handle lever releases from the stop.
    1. Turn the release screw until the handle lever releases from the stop.
    1. Release the handle lever from the stop.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.


    Remove the exterior rear door handle reinforcement.
    1. Detach the cable from the exterior rear door handle reinforcement.
    1. Remove the cable eyelet from the lever.
    1. Press the locking tab down
    1. Slide the exterior front door handle reinforcement forward.
    1. Remove the exterior front door handle reinforcement.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.


    Remove the rear door glass run and bracket.
    1. Release the top retaining tab on the rear door glass run and bracket.
    1. Release the bottom retaining tab on the rear door glass run and bracket.
    1. Remove the rear door glass run and bracket.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Remove the exterior rear door handle reinforcement to rear door latch cable access cover.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Remove the exterior rear door handle reinforcement to rear door latch cable.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.


    Remove the interior rear door handle cable and lock indicator cable access covers.
    1. Remove the lock indicator cable access cover.
    1. Remove the interior rear door handle cable access cover.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.


    Remove the interior rear door handle cable and lock indicator cable.
    1. Remove the lock indicator cable.
    1. Remove the interior rear door handle cable.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    NOTE: This step must be done correctly or the exterior door handle will not engage the lever on installation.

    Position the exterior rear door handle reinforcement in the service position.
    1. While keeping tension on the cable and holding the handle lever in the engaged position against the stop.
    1. Turn the release screw until the handle lever is positioned against the stop.
  1. If the door is equipped with one touch up/down, carry out the power door window initialization. Refer to: Power Door Window Initialization - Vehicles With: One-Touch Open and Close Front Windows (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, General Procedures).

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    Removal Remove the liftgate trim panel. Refer to: Liftgate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation). Remove the liftgate release switch...

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