Door lock problem

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Thu Nov 18 20:34:41 EST 2004

Sounds like you got some of the linkages misaligned when you put it back
together after working on the glass.  There are some pix of door interior
on Chris Miller's 200q20v site:    You
may have to put "lock repair" in the search box and click on the first result.

At 03:23 PM 11/18/2004 -0800, Randy McCall wrote:
>I recently replaced a window regulator that had broken.  That problem is 
>now no big deal, but the door lock and inside door lever are now 
>exhibiting a new behavior I've not seen before, and is so far 
>undiagnosed.  I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and 
>found an answer...searched the archives, but no luck so far.
>With the door shut I can now feel a slight "catch" midway through its 
>travel that was not there before the window regulator repair.  After 
>unlocking the door, the inner door lever will not work, but the outer 
>handle will open the door (gotta roll the window down). The lock button 
>will also travel up and down without the "catch" in its travel.  If I 
>leave the doors unlocked after getting in, the inner door handle works 
>just fine with no problems.  I removed the door cover again this 
>afternoon looking for broken plastic ends holding the various rods, or 
>something that might have moved when I did the window regulator, but 
>everything looks fine. 
>My thoughts are that the problem might be in the latch mechanism that 
>keeps the door closed, but I've not been inside one before.  Does anyone 
>have any sage advise or BTDT?

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