5kt dr. side door lock

Keith Lawyer LawyerKG at co.laplata.co.us
Fri Jul 15 12:20:31 EDT 2005

There's a rod that engages a crescent shaped slot.  My guess is the rod popped out or the slot broke (IIRC some of them are plastic).  Pull the handle and I'll bet you'll spot the problem in no time.  Just hope it didn't break down at the striker catch mechanism; that can be difficult to access and is somwhat delicate IME.

The crescent piece is easily r&r'd with a phillips screwdriver, assuming you can find one.

Keith L

>>> c dyer <cdyer_2000 at yahoo.com> 7/15/2005 10:15 AM >>>
'87 5ktq dr. side door lock: I turned to lock, then
"oops, need something!" and quickly turned opposite
direction to unlock. I heard a small *snap*. Similar
snap to when I sprained my ankle...

Anyway, now lock cylinder just turns left/right w/no
"contact", hence doesn't lock/unlock. As my brother
would say, "Good job, genius."

Do I need new lock cylinder? Entire door handle?

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