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1994 Ford Festiva - Door won't open

I have a 1994 Ford Festiva - very basic. The drivers door will not open from inside or outside. Im guessing some rods have come unattached in the door latch mechanism, but I don't know how to get the trim off to check it out. Remember the door will not open at all.

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Sorry to hear that your door is stuck closed. The problem is that the plastic clip that holds the unlatch rod into the unlock mechanism broke and the rod fell out. Since the door is closed, you cannot remove the inside panel, so you will have to open the door the way an auto locksmith would (with a slim-Jim tool that slides down the outside of the window into the door from the outside). You can buy one at some better auto parts stores or sometimes even from the larger 99 cent stores. My local 99 cent store has them. I recommend putting a small wedge into the door between the glass and the opening and slide the opener to find the door mechanism at the rear center of the door to unlock it. You are looking (by feel) for the mechanism that the unlock rod was attached to. If you cannot get it yourself, you will have to find someone who has some experience with opening doors this way. I have opened mine many times with a Slim Jim tool, so I am positive that it will work, if you use a lot of patience and bend the opening tool to get to the proper area to activate the unlocker. Try to find the little arm by pushing and pulling inside the door with the tip of the Slim Jim tool. That's it.

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There are some clips around the edge which you will have to pry off. They may break, but you can buy some more at a auto parts place.

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