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2000 Chevy S10 passeger door won't open

The passenger door of my Chevy S10 will not open. Several months ago, the plastic outside door handle came loose, so I've been opening the door from the inside for all of my passengers. Now I cannot open the door from the inside or out. The door seems stuck very tightly, and doesn't budge even when I try to shoulder it forcefully. I'm not very mechanically inclined, so any advice would help!

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Remove the door panel and inspect the latch rods for damage or broken retention clips. A video is below of how to remove the panel.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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lock rods inside the door need to be attached and with exterior door handle broken, it will need to be replaced first. so the assembly will be complete

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the linkage behind the handle either the retaining clip broke or popped off need to remove the door panel to check and fix

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