Drivers side door lock actuator and latch.Door handles both inside and out do not open door. The door lock actuator was buzzing and now has quit working all together with the latch getting stuck in the locked mode. Unlocking the door, hitting the unlock switch, using interior and exterior handles do no work. The latch is stuck...Any tips on how to get the latch to release or get the door open without further damaging the door?
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These vehicles have weak door lock actuators.the door in question will need a new lock actuator.It comes with the door latch assembly.remove the door panel,disconnect all wiring and cable to inside door handle,peel back insulation glued to door,next remove rod coming from outside door handle from latch,remove wiring connector from latch,remove three screws holding latch in.carefull y guide latch out.
go inside, lift on handle, then beat the **** out of the door pounding it like your trapped in it trying to get out. latch mechanism is probably corroded and froze shut. once open, spray with wd40 and work the lever a lot. then get door panel off to see if handle is broken inside
Remove door trim panel and watershield. Refer to Section 01-05 .
Check all connections of remote control links and cables. Service as necessary.
Remove remote control assembly.
Remove door latch remote control assembly from latch assembly.
Drill out rivet at bellcrank and link (264B14).
Remove three screws attaching latch assembly to door.
Drill out rivet that attaches actuator motor to door.
Remove latch assembly with actuator motor and door latch control rod lever link assembly.
Install new bushings and clip onto latch assembly.
Install latch with links and power lock actuator into door cavity.
Position latch assembly to door, aligning screw holes in latch and door. Install three screws. Tighten to 10-13 Nm (89-115 lb-in).
Attach door latch actuator motor to door with a new rivet.
Install bellcrank and link to door using a new rivet.
Install inside door handle and remote control assembly to door.
Open and close door to check latch assembly operation.
Install watershield and door trim panel. Refer to Section 01-05 .
Door Handle to Door Latch Actuating Cable
Rear Door Control Rod Retainer
Rear Door Latch
Door Outside Handle Tension Spring
Outside Door Handle Anti Rattle Pivot (2 Req'd)
Front Door Outside Handle Spacer (2 Req'd)
Rear Door Actuating Rod
Outside Door Handle Anti-Rattle Bumper
Outside Door Handle Large Pad
Nut (2 Req'd)
Screw (3 Req'd)
Rear Door Electric Latch Actuator (RH)
Rear Door Latch Striker Assembly
Door Lock Striker Plate (Part of Door Shell Assy)
Rivet (2 Req'd)
Bellcrank and Link (RH)
Rear Door Latch Control Rod Link
Rivet (2 Req'd)
RR Door Latch (Inside)
RR Door Latch Push Button Rod
Door Latch Rear Striker Assembly
Screw (2 Req'd)
Rear Door Catch
Truss Head Bolt (2 Req'd)
Rear Door Latch Actuator Retainer
Rear Door Latch Control Escutcheon
Tighten to 21-29 Nm (16-21 Lb-Ft)
Tighten to 10-13 Nm (89-115 Lb-In)
Tighten to 7-8 Nm (62-70 Lb-In)
Tighten to 26-34 Nm (20-25 Lb-Ft)
Tighten to 3-4 Nm (27-35 Lb-In)
When the actuator moves the latch up, it connects the outside door handle to the opening mechanism. When the latch is down, the outside door handle is disconnected from the mechanism so that it cannot be opened. So in this case your latch needs to be replaced, the latch or one of its parts is malfunctioning. the outside handle is never beening disconnected from the latch. remove the door panel visually inspect for damage, and take the proper repair
I have a 1999 Suburban that has several of the door latches that do not
operate properly with the remote button or the power door lock button
on the door. If your locks open okay with the key, it is most likely
the lock actuator that is the problem. The coils on these can get weak
and not be able to operate the locking mechanism. Changing them out is
probably required. Haven't actually changed mine yet, but have taken
door panel off to lubricate actuator rod. This helped only briefly.
Good luck. The actuators themselves are quite expensive from the
dealer. ($60-$80 each, excluding installation)
If you mean the door handle on the inside of the vehicle, it is
probably broken. So, when you pull on it it can't pull the actuator
You have to change the handle assembly. They cost about $40. But you
have to drill out the rivet. So buy a pop rivet gun and a trim removal
1. Un-bolt the window regulator panel (after you have removed the trim
2. Pull the top the panel back a bit. Lowering the window about 3
inches will help. But, don't pull on the panel too hard. 3. Stick rim
removal tool in there and pop off the power door look rod.
4. Use you hand and pop off the handle actuation rod
5. Drill out the rivet on the latch assembly
6. Slide assembly forward and remove.
7. Do things in reverse to reassemble