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The driver side door lock wont go all the way up.

The driver side door lock is stuck, the door won't open from the outside. I turn the key but it won't go all the way up. This happens when I lock it from the inside of the door before exiting the vehicle. It's not a power windows/locks Ford Ranger, it's all manual. If I exit the vehicle, then lock the driver side door with the key, the door works fine when I want to re-enter, unless I pull the handle first before unlocking it. In that case, the door lock won't go all the way up and stay up in position when I turn the key after that and I have to re-enter from the passenger side again. I hope that makes sense. Anyone know whats wrong, or where I can find the door assembly schematic / diagram?

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The outside door handle spring is broke ,or the latch spring is broke. The only way to tell is remove the door panel and inspect the rod from the handle to latch. Look for broken spring on handle. I have installed an external spring from the handle rod to latch to keep the rod in the full up position.

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