Hi, my driver's door handle broke a while back and I have been managing since by openning the back door and reaching in to open the front using the inside handle, or asking the passenger to open it for me, or leaving the window open and reaching in that way. I'm getting fed up of that, and my MOT tester told me it is a reason for a fail so I should sort it out soon. The handle pulls out and springs back when released, but it just doesn't do anything to open the door.
It broke when I tried to open it - I heard a metalic noise of something falling down the inside of the door so I'm guessing it a metal clip or something that has sheared off. I have been reluctant to open up the door card as I will probably end up driving with it in pieces for ages until I get around to buying the replacement part, once I find out what it is. Is this a common problem, and what part is it likely to be? I'll probably just have to take the card off to have a look, but is there something specific I should look for (I'm hoping its just a clip and not a whole new handle mechanism)? as an aside my wife's VW had the same thing but it was the inside handle and it turned out to be the plastic moulding on the door card that holds the cable to the lock mechanism - so I just cable tied it back together. Hope its as simple on the Ford.