So the other day I locked my jeeps doors and the drivers side lock button had to be pushed pretty hard to get it to lock but it did. Then the next day I went to unlock it the lock wouldn't disengage. Now I can't open the door at all. I have tried unlocking it from the inside and neither of the handles will open the door either. Kinda tired of climbing in through the passenger side door so help would be awesome.
Are these half doors or full doors? The half door interior panel is a ***** to get off when the door is closed. You have to get in there and clean the connections, and do not use wd40 as a lubricant. It will not lubricate anything. Get everything clean and use superlube on the sliding connections. Your main problem will be to get that door panel off
He needs to spray it in through the locking mechanism with the straw to see if it will loosen up before trying to pull the panel off. It'll be much easier to do a good job of it later if he can first get his immediate problem resolved.
Start small, then get ambitious with the door panel.
Yes you can try that, but it will only work if that is where the linkage is jammed up. Otherwise, you will be spraying everywhere without knowing what you are shooting at. If it is a full door, just pull the window crank and panel off. If you have not tried this yet, lightly turn your door key back and forth while inserted into the outer lock. Not hard, so you dont break the key. If there is too much resistence, dont continue. If that wont work, try rocking the inner door lock back and forth until it moves freely
you should be able to unscrew the interior door handle (one screw) and pull it out enough to release the plastic clips that actuate the lock and handle. Once you have the interior door handle off, use the rods to unlock the door. If that doesn't work, you'll need to pull the panel off the door to get at the bits near the lock.
Don't bother with a slim Jim there isn't a way into the door cavity of a half door and spraying the lock won't do much good since it has a back on it you'll only get a drop or two to run down a rod if your lucky. Remove the one screw holding the interior handle cup in place , locate the rod for the lock an work it back and forth. This will unlock the door without risking damage or breaking a key. When the door is open carefully remove the panel by prying under each retaining clip with forked panel tool or a thin flathead screwdriver. Your problem is more than likely at the latch itself, the grease becomes gummed up with dirt and dust over the years. You can use wd-40 or preferably Pb blaster to loosen it up but when it's loose clean it with a shop rag or blue towel and give it a good coat of lithium grease. Wd-40 is NOT a lubricant I don't care what the can says. Hope that helps you , let is know how it turns out.
lead foot locker and away we go
Ok wow. No need for al that. Simple undo the top half of the panel. Slide your hand in and feel the two metal bars that go from interior lock/handle to the locking mech. One bar is the lock and one is the striker release. Simple pick one and push/pull towards front of jeep. Now try opening door.
Happens all the time in YJ.
Amc made those aluminum rods too perfectly. In mine I had to slightly bend the rod slightly so as to shorten its total length.