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Rear hatchback wont open

The hatchback on my 1997 subaru remains locked at all times. i can pull on the handle and it moves all the way but does not allow the door to open. even when using the key the door refuses to open. How can i get this door to open?

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    the door wont open it acts like it is locked the key doesn't feel like it is unlocking it and the remote moves the button but it still doesn't open

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Sounds like the old rusty handle problem. I have found that the handle does not return all the way and it will not let it unlock. Push the handle toward the closed position and try to unlock then open. If this is the problem all you need to do is remove the rust and keep it oiled. Hope this helps and have a great day.

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