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Replace door latch linkage on 94 dodge caravan

Door latch on driver's side will not open from inside, but will open from outside

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    it will automatic latch when you manually shut it

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    BACK DOORS WONT OPEN FROM INSIDE. LATCHES WD40"D ...WHATS NEXT PROS.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    BACK DOORS WONT OPEN FROM INSIDE. LATCHES WD40"D ...WHATS NEXT PROS.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    The bar that is inside door jam out place need to know what exact name of bar that stops door

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Did you double check to see if the child lock switch on the sliding door is up or down?

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Linkage probably popped off inside door panel. Remove panel & have a look, but while your in there do yourself a favour & lubricate everything that moves, including some silicone spray in the felt tracks on the ends that the window slides up & down in.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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