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Back door will not lock or unlock when using key remote only front passenger side and back drivers side opens with remote

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Needs door lock actuators... and all the door latches need cleaned and lubed... spray brake cleaner on latch let dry then spray some wd-40 or equialant on latch... it may need latches too but usually cleaning them will fix them

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