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billycanuk 09-14-2009 09:43 AM

Sticking rear doors
Our 2001 Dodge Ram 4X4 extended cab has the suicide type rear doors. Both sides are sticking and I am unable to open them. I have removed the inside panels and the rods seem to be connected and pulling on them does not open doors. Any suggestions ... anybody??:att:

Quiet Lunatic 09-14-2009 04:00 PM

While pulling on the rod push and/or pull your door. The latching mechanism may not be properly lined up therefore placing unneeded pressure at the latching point.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 09-14-2009 05:00 PM

Will get back to you . I will go out shortly and look at my '01 . I do believe that there is an upper and a lower door latch .

Toms Blue Ram 1500 09-14-2009 08:46 PM

Did you try the door release inside the door jam and the one in the inside of the truck . I didn't see anything that would keep it from opening up . I thought that maybe the rear doors might of had the child door locks on them . But didn't see anything . Find it hard to believe that both rear doors won't open . Try pushing and pulling on them while holding the handle . Maybe their just frozen from not being used (?) Maybe have someone climb into the back seat and throw a little bit of shoulder into it . Let me know how you make out . Talk to ya soon . Tom

toyoram 10-22-2009 10:49 PM

Door strikers may be out of adjustment. A good trick is to loosen them just a hair, not even enough to move them by hand, and then close the door on them a couple of times and tighten them up in their new location. This is a trick I use on sliding doors, don't know if it applies to your situation but figured I could try to help out. Good Luck. And don't forget to lube the heck out of the latches (or maybe replace them. :( )

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