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Old 07-09-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Door won't unlock from inside

Hi,
This has be stumped.

The other day my lock on the inside will no longer unlock, but it works fine with the key.
I have the door panels off, and all the rods are connected. I can lock the door but when I try and unlock it, it almost acts like it's not pulling it enough. I can see the mechanism moving but it doesn't quite go as far as it does with teh key. With the key it works great, but on the inside I can pull that rod until the door collapses and it won't unlock. I can lock it from the inside, but not unlock.

Is the any type of adjustment on the mechanism itself?
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Try some silicone spray or even brake cleaner into the solenoid.Should free it up a bit.That worked for me some years back.
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Try some silicone spray or even brake cleaner into the solenoid.Should free it up a bit.That worked for me some years back.
Whooa im sorry but may i ask what the hell is that on the back of your car? It looks sorta like a ram air hood style thingy but i cant figure it out, it does look cool though but what is it?
Oh and OP I have no clue why your door lock is doing that, i hae never heard of a door doing that before but maybe it's just worn out.
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Also 84 1LE is there a back window there near where your head would be at while sitting? If there is then thats freaking awsome
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Its a homebuilt decklid, yes, there is a back window.
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Try some silicone spray or even brake cleaner into the solenoid.Should free it up a bit.That worked for me some years back.
I'll give that a try, hopefully that works I really don't want to take any of it apart.
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