This is a power door lock actuator that mounts inside the door. It is designed to REPLACE a broken or missing unit.

Specifications:

  • Power Door Lock Actuator
  • Replaces dealer part number: F3TZ-98218-A42A, F3TZ98218A42A
  • Electrically operated, not vacuum
  • Correct electrical connection
  • Anodized steel housing resists corrosion

This power door lock actuator is built to strict quality control standards. It is a great replacement and has substantial cost savings over a dealer unit.

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Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Remove the door panel (1:12)
    • Remove the two Phillips screws from the door pull
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry out the door handle bezel.
    • Use a putty knife to carefully pry off the door panel and unclip the clips securing it.
    • Pull off the panel and unplug all the wiring
  2. step : Remove the door lock actuator (3:45)
    • Carefully pull aside the plastic water shield
    • Drill out the rivets securing the door lock actuator.
    • Unclip the lock rods and unplug the wiring harness
    • Transfer the mounting bracket and dust cover to the new lock actuator
  3. step : Install the new door lock actuator (5:40)
    • Use a couple coarse threaded bolts rather than rivets to re-install the door lock actuator
    • Plug in the wiring harness and lock rods.
    • Test your connections to make sure the doors lock and unlock properly.
  4. step : Re-install the door panel (7:00)
    • Put the water shield back into place.
    • Reconnect the speaker and light.
    • Thread the wiring harness back into place.
    • Clip the door panel back on.
    • Re-install the door handle bezel.
    • Plug in the control panel.
    • Bolt back in the door handle pull using your Phillips screwdriver.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • 5/16 Inch Drill Bit

  • General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 4mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

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Good product. It turned out my actuator wasn't broken but the becket that held it to the tailgate had come off the rivet. I used this replacement part and was able to use a nut and bolt to secure it to the tailgate. I found the installation video helpful, although there is also another series of videos on YouTube that I found helpful for my issue (I did not end up having to do nearly as much work as suggested in the A1 video). Picked expedited two day shipping and worked well. Thank you.
February 27, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
1991-1997Ford Explorer Ford Explorer Door Lock Actuator for Liftgate
1991-2000Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2 Door Front Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
1997Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer Door Lock Actuator for Liftgate

This part replaces:

  • Standard Motor Products DLA-31
  • OE # F3TZ98218A42A
Part #: 1ADLA00099


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How-to Video:

(10:01 min)