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Can't get door open

Can't get the door to open on drivers side. can pull handle but nothing happens

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Your linkage to handle has probably come loose or broke you need to pull inside door panal off to check this if it just came loose when you put it back on make sure the retainer to hold it in place is still there hope this helps

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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SOURCE: 1998 GMC 2500 driver side door won't open from inside

standard problem; must replace the handle on the inside which entails drilling out rivets, etc. Easier to have a mechanic do it and the cost is around 150$... kind of worth it when you try to do it yourself. Let the problem go longer and the handle, itself, just lies there in a retarded fashion. Basically, the inside of the door latch has a piece of plastic that breaks off. Go figure. Build cheap ****; expect bad results.

This should have been made from a higher density material to offset this problem.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Drivers side door handle won't work

Some linkage maybe broken on the door handle. Door panel removal instructions are availablel on line www.carstereohelp.com/strford.htm but determining the problem will have to be found on your own.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a 99 528i, driver side door won't open from inside or out.

to be honest i would need the car in front of me to diagnose correctly but from the sound of it the mechanism inside the door is worn,the lever that springs open the jaws has worn to the extent that it will not push the two contacts inside the lock open to allow the door pawl to swivel around releasing the door.Only way is too remove the door trim if you can and operate the mechanism with a big screwdriver to open the door then renew the mechanism

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Driver side door lock seems mechanically "stuck"

The panel pops off. There are cheap tools to help with this at your local AutoZone. You may be able to just pull them off, you will need new clips which are just a couple of dollars or else your panels will be loose when you put them on. There maybe a screw or 2 that will be hiding and you will find them as your taking the panel off, start at the bottom. As for your original problem I would say the linkage is binding up some where and needs a bit of grease. Hope this helps. Richard

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: rightside interior door handle not opening door

It could mean the rod connecting the handle to the latch has broken. You'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. and you can access the innards of the door

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2007 chevy tahoe driver side door handle will not open door

the linkage behind the handle either the retaining clip broke or popped off need to remove the door panel to check and fix

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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you ahve to go to your service center haviong certified mechanics can help you ,

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THNX

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