Ford Explorer: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems / General Procedures - Door Latch Lubrication

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems / General Procedures - Door Latch Lubrication

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Flat-Bladed Screwdriver

Materials

Name Specification
Motorcraft® Multi-Purpose Grease Spray
XL-5-A
ESB-M1C93-B
 

Activation

NOTE: Typical left front door shown, others similar.

  1. Open the door.
  1. Using a flat blade screwdriver, fully close the latch (2 clicks).
    Use the General Equipment: Flat-Bladed Screwdriver
  1. NOTICE: Do not over-lubricate the latch. Using excessive grease may damage the internal lock motor.

    Spray the multi-purpose grease into the opening on the door latch for approximately 5 seconds.
    Material: Motorcraft® Multi-Purpose Grease Spray / XL-5-A (ESB-M1C93-B)
  1. NOTE: Some exterior door handles are operated mechanically while other exterior door handles are operated electronically.

    Open the latch using the exterior door handle.
  1. Open and close the door several times to circulate the lubricant inside the latch.
  1. Open the door.
  1. Wipe off any excess grease.

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