Driver's side door won't open. Perhaps from theft attempt. on 1998 Honda Civic

electric locking mechanism still works, door is unlocked.

by in Chevy Chase, MD on September 02, 2012
1 answer 8 comments
ANSWER by on September 02, 2012
DID SOMEONE BREAK INTO CAR? WILL NOT OPEN FROM IN OR OUTSIDE OR BOTH?
COMMENT by on September 05, 2012
The possible break-in was unsucessful. Door latch handle makes no sound and no action inside and outside. Sorry, I wasn't expecting a reply so quick and I thought I would be notified if one came. Someone suggested that the unskilled use of a slim-jim can cause the door open thing to fail.
COMMENT by on September 05, 2012
Is it 2 door or 4 door?
COMMENT by on September 05, 2012
Someone was correct, linkage rods knocked loose will have to pull door panel to fix.
COMMENT by on September 06, 2012
Thank you. Any ideas on the cost. (It is a four door)
COMMENT by on September 06, 2012
THE TECH. THAT ASK IF 2 OR 4 DOOR, IS THE HONDA MAN. HE CAN TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THIS THAN I CAN. (Hope you don't mind ziptie)
COMMENT by on September 06, 2012
Thanks
COMMENT by on September 28, 2012
Sorry , I didn't see this 'til I'm sure it's to late. If the problem still hasn't been resolved (hopefully without a broken door panel) I'll check back and respond this time. Hi Bruce.
COMMENT by on September 28, 2012
OK. I'll check again. Thanks. I was going to take it somewhere soon and brace for the sticker shock. I'm still hoping for help on Oct.6.12 and will look again.