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Old 01-28-2005, 01:47 PM
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Question Door won't open

I have a '98 GXE and now the rear passenger won't open from the inside but will from the outside. The child lock isn't set. The only other thing I've noticed is when I engage the lock switch on the driver door to lock them all, sometimes I'll get a groan like sound, but they will all lock.................any help is appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2005, 01:56 PM
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Try WD40/PB Blaster in the lock. I trust you haven't greased or done that before?
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The handle could have came off the spring. Can you feel any tension in the handle? It should be a lot of force on the handle.
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No I haven't done anything yet - I'll give it a spray. Yeah the tension is still there, when i pull the inside latch, I can see parts moving.......................
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move the child lock back and forth a couple of times, then try
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Funny you mention that Dru. That seems to be where the problem might be. I was just working on it outside and when I engage and disengage the child lock then try to open the door from the inside, it looks like that's what is stopping it from opening. Problem is that it's so friggin' cold here that I can only work on it at 10 minutes at a time.......................................I also sprayed a little WD-40 on the latch and the child safety lock, but no luck yet.............................still won't open.

Update: I worked with it some more and I don't think that it's being caused by a malfunctioning safety lock or door latch because I compared how the lock and latch function on the other rear(working) rear door and they both appear to be the same. Hmmmm any idears?

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probably the linkage inside of the door, you'll need to take off the door panel
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:32 PM
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check the linkages around the child saftey lever
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Thanks - I'll take a look and post back.
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Just to close the loop on this one, I had a chance this weekend to take the door panel off and have a look as it finally hit 60 degrees here. Anyway the problem turned out to be with a plastic guide clip for the metal door rod. When I would pull the inside door handle to try to open the door, the plastic clip would start to rotate counterclock-wise and jam the rod. Stopping the rod from engaging the latch. Anyway, a little WD-40 and some grease on the rod and clip and we're good to go. I love it when it turns out to be nothing.........................................
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