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Driver door won't open. Handle isn't grabbing anything to open. Played with locks and door opened for awhile, but is stuck again.

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SOURCE: 1998 GMC 2500 driver side door won't open from inside

standard problem; must replace the handle on the inside which entails drilling out rivets, etc. Easier to have a mechanic do it and the cost is around 150$... kind of worth it when you try to do it yourself. Let the problem go longer and the handle, itself, just lies there in a retarded fashion. Basically, the inside of the door latch has a piece of plastic that breaks off. Go figure. Build cheap ****; expect bad results.

This should have been made from a higher density material to offset this problem.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Driver's side door handle will no longer open door from inside

1st check the door hinges. Open the door, try to lift it up and down while someone watches the hinges. If there is movement at the hinges, they are worn and need to be replaced and are probably the reason u are having difficulty w/ the door.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My rear door won't open. I tried to lock and

Remove the interior door panel and you will find two bars connecting the door lath and the door handle push or pull the bars up or down and you be able to open the door now you probably going to need a new door handle.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: inside driver's door handle won't open door

I have a 99 Yukon. Had the same problem. I took the door panel off and discovered that the door handle has a spring attached that appeared to degrade. Bottom line is I changed the entire handle, not too expensive, and it now works fine.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear pass. door locking mechanism

I have been dealing with the same problem and I'm a little further than you are. You need two people to do this job. Open the front door and it will give you access to the hinge pin. If I remember correctly you can pop off the snap rings and pull the pins. This will allow you to open the door just enough to get the interior panel off the door to allow you access to the actuator. Unfortunately, both my rear door actuators have been done twice in the last 5 weeks, But they are seized in the locked position again. I,m pretty sure its not just the actuators that are bad. Something else is causing this and that is why I'm here. Good luck with that one.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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