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My 3rd door on my 2000 GMC Sonoma is stuck shut. I can't move the handle, the bottom latch seems to be froze (rusted ) shut. How do I open it so I can fix it?

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SOURCE: Stuck door latch 98 K1500

never shut the door to test and always remove ign key as sometimes door lock automaticly,as to why doors will not open did you refit the connection from handle to the lock little metal rod with a plastic clip to hold it on ??assuming it has one as i have never seen a chevrolet only an astro van here in spain .to test without shutting door use a screwdriver to close the mechanism .sorry i couldnt be more helpful

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SOURCE: Tailegate Latch will not release

there should be an access panel on the inside of the tailgate that you can remove to find the fallen cable and get your gate open

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SOURCE: Door won't unlatch or come open

Ford had a problem with the door handles not working properly. They are cheap plastic. If the exterior door handle is broken, you will need to drill out the rivets that hold it in, and then get the door open and the panel off. You have to disconnect the rod going to it. Then, remove the handle. If you don't want to drill again, I suggest replacing the rivets with a bolt and nut easily obtainable at your hardware store. I've found that a M7 bolt works very well. If you are having a problem with the interior door handle, it's the same problem. Remember to check your door latch because if your exterior handle is broken, then your latch isn't working properly. I got one at Ford for about 40 bucks.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab door handle broken

You should replace the handle with an aluminum version. The best one I have found is sold on eBay for 12 dollars.
Look for the one sold by
mike8756.

It is easy to install, does not require removing any panels. Th first one I replaced took me about 1/2 hour. I hae done several since for friends and now takes about 15 minutes.

Installation instructions are here:

http://www.thirddoorhandle.com/installation/index.html

Good luck.
Tom

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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