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Ford Focus Service Manual: Door Handle to Latch Rod Adjustment

Ford Focus Service Manual / Body / Doors and Enclosures / Doors / Door Handle to Latch Rod Adjustment

NOTE:

An incorrectly adjusted exterior door handle can cause a loose handle, rattle noise, door hard to open from the outside door handle, or the outside door handle to not sit flush in the closed position.

NOTE:

Prior to carrying out the adjustment procedure, the door latch, exterior door handle, and linkages must be installed on the door.

  1. Raise the door glass to the full-up position.
  1. Remove the door trim panel. For additional information, refer to Section  501-05.
  1. Position the water shield aside.
  1. Open the clip and disconnect the exterior door handle actuating rod.

  1. Position the actuating rod and latch actuating lever in a neutral position.
  1. NOTE:

    Do not push up or pull down on the actuating rod or latch actuating lever.

    Reinstall the exterior door handle actuating rod back into the clip.

  1. Close the clip and test the system to make sure that the exterior door handle is operating correctly.
  1. Reseal the water shield.
  1. Install the door trim panel. For additional information, refer to Section  501-05.
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