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Unread 02-22-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Rear driver door stuck on lock

97 Cherokee
Manual locks
Rear Drivers Side Door

Ive got the panel off from the inside and tried pushing and pulling the rod to unlock it but having no luck. I soaked everything i could see in there with WD40 with still no luck. Anyone know how to get it unlocked?

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Unread 02-22-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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Not to thread jack. My 96 with power locks won't open from inside or outside
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Unread 02-22-2011, 05:29 PM   #3
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Look in with a flashlight an observe where the push/pull rod connects to the door latch assembly. See what is keeping it from pivoting.
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Unread 03-11-2011, 07:15 PM   #4
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**UPDATE**
I got the door open and found the problem, it was not stuck on lock but the rod that is supposed to go back up after you pull/push the lever on the handle to open the door does not go back, the spring and components are rusted. I soaked in WD40 and moved it up and down by hand but it is still not retracting like it should. Anyone know how to fix this or am i just going to have to replace it?

here is a pic of what im talking about

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Unread 03-11-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
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WD-40 is neither a cleaner nor lubricant. Use Throttle Body cleaner spray to remove any old grease on the door latch and door handle/Lock mechanisms. Use a light oil to lubricate everything. Break Free CLP gun oil is a Cleaner Lubricant Product and works great for door lock/latches.

If the whole mess is too rusty, stop by the junkyard and get a replacement.
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Unread 03-12-2011, 02:29 PM   #6
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Thanks tim, found a can of carb cleaner in the garage and sprayed it out with that. After moving it with my hand a few times it would retract on its own and now my door is fix! thanks a bunch for your advice.
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