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Old 01-29-2008, 01:40 AM   #1
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Door unlocked but won't open?

My passenger door has been acting up on me lately. I go to unlock it from the inside and it won't open from the outside, after a few tries it would open but now it has gotten to the point were it will not open at all from the outside. But it opens with no problem from the inside, does anybody know what this is? And what needs to be replaced?
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:10 AM   #2
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Re: Door unlocked but won't open?

There's a plastic clip that holds the latches actuating rod to the handle. A lot of times they can wear out and the rod will be loose, or fall off where it mounts to the handle. Rip your door panel off and check to see if theres any loose rods going to the handle. If so, you either need to reattach it, or most likely get another little plastic rod clip at the junkyard or something. Good luck.
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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There's a plastic clip that holds the latches actuating rod to the handle. A lot of times they can wear out and the rod will be loose, or fall off where it mounts to the handle. Rip your door panel off and check to see if theres any loose rods going to the handle. If so, you either need to reattach it, or most likely get another little plastic rod clip at the junkyard or something. Good luck.
Ok, thanks for the info. I'll check it out later.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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Re: Door unlocked but won't open?

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There's a plastic clip that holds the latches actuating rod to the handle. A lot of times they can wear out and the rod will be loose, or fall off where it mounts to the handle. Rip your door panel off and check to see if theres any loose rods going to the handle. If so, you either need to reattach it, or most likely get another little plastic rod clip at the junkyard or something. Good luck.
Yeah what he said. Same thing happened to me on my drivers side door. I ended up taking the clip out and wrapping it in electrical tape so it would fit snug. Just a temporary fix but it works fine now.
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:44 PM   #5
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Re: Door unlocked but won't open?

Well, I took off the panel today and checked the rod that attaches to the door handle. There is a plastic clip that holds the rod to the handle and it seems to be in place really good. Well, I was moving the latch with one hand and watching the rod move on the inside, its hard to explain, it seems like there is too much play. I shut the door and opened it from the outside and it opens but it feels loose, don't know how to explain it. The rod from the handle does not go down far enough to open the door, how can I fix this? If nobody can understand this, I'll try to explain it again. Thanks
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:54 PM   #6
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Re: Door unlocked but won't open?

Ok, I think there is to much play where the rod from the handle attaches to the unit inside the door, don't know the name of it. Does this mean I need a new rod?
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:54 AM   #7
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Re: Door unlocked but won't open?

Happened to me and I just got the jaws of life and cut the door off.
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:54 AM   #8
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Happened to me and I just got the jaws of life and cut the door off.
That does seem like an option right now, lol.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:33 AM   #9
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Re: Door unlocked but won't open?

Nobody have a solution? Kind of sucks I have to keep opening the door for the passenger, haha.
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