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Nissan rear door

Rear door catches on a bracket and will not open

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  • antmob1 Oct 31, 2008

    there is a latch that catches so it wont open its on the rear of the door

  • antmob1 Oct 31, 2008

    thank you for your help but my car is a serena and it has sliding doors one latch is in the body work and theres a catch attached to the door cant take it off as screwed in at an angle

  • antmob1 Nov 04, 2008

    many thanks for your help the door opens about 3 inches then theres like a spring acted thing that comes out of the body work that then catches on to the bracket but this is only on one side of the car the other sliding door does not have any of this im confused . com lol

  • antmob1 Nov 05, 2008

    cheers will do

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    it is broken??

    have some one push on it and pull the handle at the sam time.


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Sound like the link for the handle is broken.
you should have a pull handle near the floor at the driver seat.
if you can open the door with the pull handle. then the link to the latch is broken.
what you need to do is open the rear internal panel to get access to the latch.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

  • Frank
    Frank Oct 31, 2008

    put some force at the rear of the slider, try to push the door closer to the catch. the door may be not square to the catch, then try to open it.

    make sure the top and the button both are square to the rail and the body planel.

  • Frank
    Frank Nov 04, 2008

    There shouldn't have any spring in the door lock area. see if you can take it out.

    As far as I know there are spring in the catch area, unles the catch is broken and the pring jus pop out. In that case. you have to change the catch. (non-repairable)


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