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Re: Removing Rear Door on 4000

On Sat, 1 Oct 1994, Joseph Charles Bossolini wrote:

> I'm hoping someone can help me out.  One of the rear doors on 
> my 82 4000 will not open.  There is a problem with the lock assembly (It 
> looks as if the latch that the outer door handle presses on is
> seized in the down position.).  I bought the car like this so I
> am not sure what exactly caused this.  I have had my other 4000
> do similiar things when someone tries to open the door while the lock
> button is only halfway up.
> Anyway, I have tried with no success to unlatch the door through the
> inside.  I was thinking of trying to remove the door completely
> but I can not find a way to loosen the door check stra.
> Has anyone had any experience with similar problems?
> Thanks
> -- 
> Joe
> bossoj@rpi.edu

I don't know how much help this will be, but on my Nissan Sentra, when it 
was in an accident, the door got stuck locked. After some playing with 
it, taking the inside door trim off and stuff, and getting at the lock 
mecanics, I wasn't able to open the door. So as a last resort I took a 
pair of vice-grips and pulled real hard on the button. What do you know, 
it worked. The lock is still a little sticky and freezes up easier the on 
driver's side. But that do you expect when a Ford plows through a 
Japanese car. Good luck with your door!