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While the back door was open I moved the plastec lock mechanism inside the car. Now I can't move it back and I can't close the door.

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When its closed the door hinge stops it from moving too far because it gets wedged and jambs. take a large screw driver and use a hammer to knock it back into place

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If so that the levers on the latches are probably rusted up and sticking. Say for example the outside door handle lever that is attached to the door latch is stuck half way in the open position it will not allow the door lock mechanism to lock or unlock. The door will still latch and stay closed because the lever will not be stuck far enough to release the latch mechanism from hold on to the striker.

I have had pretty good luck removing the door latch (the part that actually holds the door closed) and soaking in penetrating lube and working all the levers until they move freely.

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