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The cable runs from the latch to the handle, it sounds like the cable broke off one end or fell off,
this truck uses cables instead of metal rods to open the latch, remove the door panel and see if the cable fell off handle area or latch,, the cable operates the inside door handle and sometimes the outside handle but very rare that it operates the out side handle to open door.
Just use the outside door handle and pull on the latch that is closed. If you use the inside door handle then you will have to undo the child lock. Pull on the latched that is closed while holding the outside door handle....Make sure that it is unlocked...
It is possible the latch mechanism closed after opening the door. Get a flat blade screwdriver and stand outside your truck, looking at the door latch area. you should see a small flat arm that is making a closed loop in the area where the door striker goes. Stick the screwdriver inside the loop and gently pry outward on the loop as you pull the door handle. That loop is actually like a tongue that should flip inwards towards the truck as you pull the handle. There are a few different ways you could possibly flip the latch back, depending on the exact configuration of the latch assembly. Usually on my wife's van we have to put the screwdriver through the loop from the outside and rest the tip on the door. Then, as we pull the handle, we move the handle of the screwdriver toward the vehicle which flips the latch back down so the door striker post can go inside the latch. I hope this helps and please rate my solution - I'll wait a little while to see if it works for you - if not let me know right away and I'll try to help you figure this out. Thanks for using fixya!!!
Look on the very end ot the door you will see where the recieving latch is.This is where you spay.You need to make sure that the latch didn't fall into the closed position.You can look at the latches on the other doors to see what they look like in the open position.You can take a flat screwdriver to flip the latch back and forth while you hold the handle.
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)