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The bottom latch is rusted on my 99 dodge quad cab. How do I get it open?

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SOURCE: 2000 2wd Dakota Quad cab, right rear door latch

Sounds like either a linkage rod came off or the interior handle is broken. either way you have to take the interrior door panal off to see which it is.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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SOURCE: '99 Dodge Ram quad cab door latch does not release

On my 99 Ram the bottom door latch was completely seized, I tried all sorts of penetrating fluids for a month, nothing worked. I took my Saws All with a 6" metal blade on it and I reached in from the bottom corner and I cut the U-bolt, a small cut was made in the bottom of the door, I filled this with silicone for now, then I pulled the rod for the top latch, it released and the door came open. Good Luck Colin

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

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These trucks have two latches one on the top and bottom. Manually lift the rod on the bottom up while you pull the one on top of the door down at the same time. First remove the door panel if you haven't already. You will see the black plastic piece with the vent flaps on it at the front of the door shell. Remove this (if you haven't already). It just has the one push in clip at the top. After it's out you can get a clear shot at the latch. Spray it down with some penetrating oil and let it sit as long as you can. It would be best if you could spray it down periodically over a period of a day or so. Once you let it sit for a while you need two people to get it open. One person will be outside to pull the handle and pull on the door, while the other person inside the truck pushes out on the door. Once you finally get the door open replace the latch.

Also you can try opening the front door and take the two screws out of the rear door handle. Pull the handle out carefully. You have to pull it out at an angle. Once that is out there should be a rod in the top of it and in the bottom. There is a clip that the bottom rod clipped into and that is the problem.

Posted on Jun 06, 2011

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