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Both front doors on my "93" Corsica won't open.

It has electric locks and windows but these work fine. Both the inside and outside door handles work and the linkages can be seen moving inside the door. When I reach inside the door I can feel the linkages moving all the way down the box housing the latch mechanism. The latch simply will not release and it cannot be remove with the door closed. It was suggested to me that I break off the latch mechanism from the inside. Is this my only option?

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You have to open the Window all the way And I Assume your looking Down Threw the Glass opening to View the Linkage,

their is a Spring for the Return of the latch, While looking at the Latching system, Look for the Spring that When you "Try" to open the Door it's Suppose to Compress, Most likely the Spring is Not Fully Releasing,

You may try WD40, And work the handles for a few mins and Then Try to Unlock the door for it to open, OR you can Try a LONG Screw drive to Slide the Spring to fully Non compressed state and then Make sure the Door Lock is in the Open State before you try the handles..

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Section 01-05: Trim, Interior 1998 Villager Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Trim Panel(s), Door Front
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  1. swv~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use care when removing the front door inside handle escutcheon (22620). Failure to do so can result in damage to the component.
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Installation
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