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2000 Acura TL Question: The rear driver-side door will no longer open.

 

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jbargholz, 3.2L V6, Boise, ID, December 08, 2011, 10:14
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While the lock button can be in the unlocked position, it does not open. Cannot open from inside or ourside. Started 5 days ago.

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    d11b December 09, 2011, 15:06
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    Do either door handles feel "stuck" or overly stiff? compare the travel of the handles on the stuck door to the rear passenger side door. If the travel of the handle is not the same or the handle feels "stuck" the linkage is probably bound. If the handles move freely then somthing has sheared or disconnected in the linkage. Have you tryed having someone pushing in on the door from the outside and someone on the inside pulling on the handle or vise versa? Apply some good pressure to the door ( dont go caveman on it ) and try to open the door.

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    jbargholz, December 09, 2011, 15:10
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    The handles move freely, so I guess we'll just have to get the door panel off and see. Thanks

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