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Drivers door latch won't open

Door will only open with inside handle. out side handle will not allow the door to open. what is broken . A diagram of the inside would help. I can get the panel off but can't tell what is wrong.

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Your latch has cam loose from the lever you need a repair manual this will tell you how to remove the latch then there will be a plastic clip you will need to replace fallow all instructions and this will be an easy fix **but make sure door is open when you do this***

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