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1.) Exterior door handle does not open the door. (it moves freely, but seems unattached), and 2.) The door lock key mechanism spins freely and does not engage to lock or unlock the door. Power button stopped engaging door lock.

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Sounds like both door handle and locking mechanisms have come appart door must be open up to reattach and repair or replace mechanisms

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Power Door Locks - Removal & Installation

Door Lock Switch
Door Lock Diagnosis & Testing

  1. Visually inspect the following:
    Misaligned door(s), hood or luggage compartment lid Door latches Actuating rod Exterior door handle Interior door handle Door lock cylinder Cable Luggage compartment lid exterior release switch Fuse(s) Wiring harness Electrical connector Door lock actuator Remote transmitter batteries Vehicle battery Remote transmitter Door lock switch Front electronic module
  2. If an obvious cause for an observed or reported concern is found, correct the cause (if possible) before proceeding to the next step.

Door Lock Motor
Coupe And Convertible
  1. Turn ignition key to position II.
  2. Motor door glass to fully raised position.
  3. Turn ignition key to position O.
  4. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  5. Remove door casing for access.
  6. Remove door water shedder.
  7. Position PVC secondary water shedder for access.
  8. Slacken and remove the door glass rear runner lower securing screws.
  9. Reposition door glass rear runner. Mark the position of the glass rear runner upper securing screw.
  10. Slacken and remove the upper securing screw and move the runner away from the glass.
  11. Disconnect door handle and lock barrel (driver door only) operating rods from latch links.
  12. Slacken and remove the three latch assembly securing screws and position latch for access.
  13. Remove latch motor harness multiplug from mounting bracket and disconnect multiplug.
  14. Release operating cable from door handle. Move inner door handle to the locked position. Remove operating cable outer abutment from support bracket. Disconnect cable inner from door inner handle.
  15. Remove lock motor assembly from door.
  16. To install, reverse removal procedure.

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    Fig. Removing door lock actuator


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  1. Remove the door window glass
  2. Detach the interior door handle.
  3. Detach the actuator remote cable from the interior door handle.
  4. Remove the interior door handle.
  5. Detach the door window glass run.
  6. Remove the exterior door handle retaining screws.
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  9. Remove the front door actuator and exterior handle.
  10. Disconnect the front door actuator remote cable.
  11. Detach the door lock cylinder connecting rod (1).
  12. Detach the exterior door handle connecting rod (2).
  13. Remove the front door actuator (3).
  14. To install, reverse removal procedure.

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    Fig. Removing door lock motor-Sedan



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Two people will make removing the panel easier. To do this, you'll need a phillips screwdriver, penetrating lubricant, and pliers. 

First, if you cannot open the door at all: There is a small plastic disc plugging a hole just above the latch on the inside. Pop out that disk, and use a screwdriver to lift the latch mechanism. It should not take a great deal of force to move the latch. When the latch moves, push the door and it should open. 

1. Remove the plastic panel on the inside of the van. You need to remove the handle and several screws on the perimeter of the door. 
2. Disconnect the interior door lights by gently pulling the wiring harness (two of these). 
3. Looking at the door from the interior, there is a small electronic plunger mechanism on the right side with an "accordion" (this is the electric lock). There is a rod that goes from the to the middle of the door, just above the lock mechanism. Another rod goes from the key lock to the latch. This rod, threaded on one end, snaps into a small bracket on the latch. It may need to be snapped back in. There may also be a rubbery/tar-like sticker near the locking mechanisms that can be removed (it can interfere with some of the moving parts). 
4. Manually operate the plunger on the electric lock several times using pliers. Mine was extremely stiff. It should move the rod at least a full inch. 
5. Spray lubricant on the latch, the back of the key lock, and the back of the exterior handle. Also spray lubricant into the key lock itself (where the key goes). Do NOT spray lubricant on the electronic lock mechanism or plunger. 
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I hope this helps!

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