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harofreak00 04-01-2009 08:07 PM

drivers Quad Cab door doesn't open
 
My drivers rear Quad Cab door doesn't open. It appears the top latch is working, but the bottom one is sticking. The previous owner said her husband used to have the "trick" for opening it, but he has since passed away. Any ideas?

erm 04-01-2009 08:10 PM

Try pushing "In" on the door at the same time you pull the latch. If that works, I suspect the latch and bottom striker need a bit of adjustment.

harofreak00 04-01-2009 08:18 PM

I gave that a whirl and it still didn't budge. I also tried spraying some PB Blaster on the lock mechanism through the crack in the door, but that didn't help either.

If I take off that door panel will it give me access to the lock? Maybe one of the rod's broke or something?

erm 04-01-2009 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by harofreak00 (Post 56762)
I gave that a whirl and it still didn't budge. I also tried spraying some PB Blaster on the lock mechanism through the crack in the door, but that didn't help either.

If I take off that door panel will it give me access to the lock? Maybe one of the rod's broke or something?

Yes, you can gain access to the door opening mechanism through the inner panel. But I suspect the previous owner didn't do that every time he needed to open the door. I still suspect the latch / catch is binding.

Maybe it needs to be lifted up on while you pull the latch.

Man, this stuff drives me nuts...LOL...I'm sure you are goin' crazy too.

harofreak00 04-01-2009 08:32 PM

You're probably right, LOL

Believe me, I've tugged and pulled on it every possible way, even with another guy helping me. Its not moving.

How difficult is the panel removal with the door closed? At least then I could check to make sure its getting the rod movement.

harofreak00 04-01-2009 09:04 PM

Well after letting the PB Blaster soak for a while I went and tried it again. I gave it a good 10-15 hard tugs and it finally burst open.

Inspecting the latch, it looks ok. In fact, the passenger side looks worse (and it works perfect) I took a wire brush to it, and also sprayed some silicon lubricant on it. After I shut it, it was the same way. I had to give it a good 5-10 hard pulls. Even after opening the door 5 times, its the same way. I don't see whats causing it to bind up. Pretty frustrating, but at least I know it does open if I need it.

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billycanuk 05-11-2009 05:15 PM

Huh! Mine too!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by harofreak00 (Post 56758)
My drivers rear Quad Cab door doesn't open. It appears the top latch is working, but the bottom one is sticking. The previous owner said her husband used to have the "trick" for opening it, but he has since passed away. Any ideas?

Hey harofreak ... it must be sumthin' in the air:Wow1: cuz my 2001 drivers' rear door isn't opening either! Exact same symtoms ... top latch seems OK but bottom latch not releasing. Any chance of digging this guy up and grilling him for some help? Maybe a seance is in order.:doh:. Please lemme know if you come across an answer. Thx ... Billy

StevoSRT 05-11-2009 09:30 PM

try pulling up or pushing down on it or pulling it forward or backwards....

couldnt hurt lol

crg1987 05-11-2009 10:11 PM

If all else fails...hit it with a hammer!! The latch not the door!

Sparky 05-11-2009 11:09 PM

I had a problem like this on an old truck of mine, I had to replace the latch because over time shutting my driver door just banged on the latch of the back door that it went bad. that might be why your passenger door works fine, it does not get used as much.


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