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Driver Rear Door will not unlock

Tried everything but cannot get the door to unlock. Any thoughts? I can hear the mechanism move when I lift the handle but it will not unlock completely.

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  • louanewman Aug 02, 2008

    Would anyone happen to know where I can find directions to remove the inside door panel? I have searched Parts web sites but have found none that show me diagrams on where to find the screws and clips that need to be undone. I have the tool to remove the window crank. Thanks.

  • louanewman Aug 03, 2008

    I was afraid of that. Thanks for your quick responses!

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Sounds like an activation rod has come loose or is broken. This is located inside the door itself and it is usually threaded into your know and goes down to the latch where it is attached with a clip. This can be a real job considering that the inside door panel must be removed.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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    bill willis Aug 03, 2008

    This is a job which requires much patience even for one who does it a lot. I don't know of any instruction manual, and all the years I worked at it, each new job was a new experience. No two of them are alike.

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