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Door latch/lock mechanism is very sticky when using either electric door locks or manually.

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  • myssee Aug 22, 2008

    The passenger side door on my 1991 Dodge Dynasty will not open from the inside or the outside. The door is closed but not latched therefore the door light is on and it beeps every time you start it to warn you. How to I resolve this problem? It has been going on for about 6 months and it's annoying to slide across the seat when you have passengers. Please help me in any way possible! Thank you

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You will have to remove the door panel with the door closed, the linkage to the lock cylinder is most likely broken or come off, with the door panel off you can manually open door and repair problem, the parts are cheap, the labor isn't.

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it should be the door selenoid causing the problem it has the linkage attached to it and would give you the problems you discribe

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