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Culli 10-24-2011 07:12 PM

stuck rear drivers door

the truck is actually my dads, but the bottom latch on the rear passenger door won't disengage. I had the door tore apart and tried everything I could think of to get it open. I even took the rear passenger door apart and pulled out the latch to see how everything works, and still didn't have any luck. Really stuck on this, could use a trick of the trade on this one.

Thanks in advance.

Rutger34 10-24-2011 09:03 PM

If I am reading this correctly, I believe that if you pull the outside door handle and hold it in the open position and at the same time, use a screw driver to flip the latch to the open position.

If this is not what you men, please disregard.........:smileup:

GTyankee 10-25-2011 01:23 AM

Hold the handle in the open position & a well placed heel kick may be needed if that doesn't work
Then lube everything & check the hinge pins, they may be worn out

Culli 10-27-2011 02:34 PM

thanks for the replies,

the problem is the latch on the underside of the door wont release. Ive given quite a few good heel kicks and once aggravation set in I shoulder checked it pretty good. I also tried using prybars to pry it open with no luck. When I pulled the working one out I messed with it and figured out how to wedge a screwdriver in and release the latch manually, but cant do it on the stuck door because there is not enough room.

Talking to my dad about it more, I found out that it worked perfectly one day and after he had a blow out it stopped working. so guess something inside the latch itself bent and isnt allowing the lever to release it.

As of now, the best I can think of to get it open to fix it is to cuz the bar the latch grabs with a sawzall and just replace both, but even cutting it would be a pain because of the lack of space.

Rutger34 10-27-2011 09:19 PM

Sorry that I couldn't help. I know that some of the guys in my shop have some "tricks". I will see if there is something else that I can come up with.

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