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The rear doors on my civic lx 1998 would not open from the outside, eventhough I pulled the handle all the way up.

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Sound to me like you broke the door latch mechanism or related hardware assoiated with door lock mechanisim.carefully take door panel off with correct door panel tool.After thts off carefully remove plastic weather gaurd & visually inspect door latch componets & hopefully detect your problem.Post again if you run into trouble

Posted on May 23, 2011

  • Pancho Camacho May 23, 2011

    I had the same problem w/ my right rear door on my civic lx 1998:

    My little nephew was playing with the child proof locking mechanism, so I though that was the problem, I started to take the inside door trim panel apart and using my flashlight I discover that the spring located in the door handle was a rusted, so I applied a bit of WD40 and wha-la, it work like charm (I guess all it needed was some lubrication so the spring can expand and contract in order to open the door smoothly.

    For sure I will pointing the high pressure water gun from the car washes away from the door handle's edge and avoiding water from rusting the handle springs.

    I hope it helps!

  • robertwilk896 May 23, 2011

    WELL iM GLAD THAT IT WASNT MORE SERIOUS. kEEP POSTING

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The clip in the door is broken you'll need to replace it..This is what controls the handle and the lock..

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