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Door lock motor on sliding door does not engage lock and chatters instead.

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There is a lock actuator inside the door these can be bought relativlyy cheap at the parts store the easiest way to replace is to remove the center row seat remove inner door panel and you will see the actuator inside the door if you need more details let me know

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GM Full-Size Trucks 1980-1987 Repair Guide

(see Figures 1 and 2)

Non-Stationary Door Glass
  1. Lower the door glass completely.
  2. Remove the trim panel from the door.
  3. Remove the ventilator assembly as previously outlined.
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Fig. 1: Door window and regulator


Fig. 2: Removing the door glass

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Fig. 3: Manual window regulator

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Fig. 4: Power window regulator and motor
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