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My driver side door will unlock but won't open.

All other doors open. All doors lock and unlock. I was able to play with key in the door and it open once.

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This sounds like the LAtch is STICKING and needs to be Replaced or Lubed up Real Good. But Also the Lock Cylinder Needs Lubercated, I Recomend PB Blaster< Its a PENETRATING OIL that Does the JOB GOOD. You Must FIRST get the Door Back OPEN to Srpay the LATCH down.You can Play with it till it Opens Or have A $40.00 an hour Lock-Smith Do it for you. I Know this may not seem like Much HELP But if you can Get the Door open the Rest is a Breeze. To REPLACE Latch>>.Remove Door Pannel, There ARE HIDDEN Screws From the Handle UP But the Lower part of Pannel is SNAPED on. There are Links to & From Latchto Remove, 1 From Inside Handle, 1 From Outside Handle, 1 From Inside LOCK, 1 From Outside LOCK, And For POWER LOCKS, there Is 1 from the Power Lock Solinoid. TAKE A Super lose Up PICTURE of it if Possible, For Memory of Where they Go. The Lock has 3 - 4 Screws IN DOOR JAM SIDE that Holds it in Remove them and Latch Comes Out. REVERSE to INSTALL. Hope this Helps you!

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