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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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1967 impala door wont open

Passenger door wont open.sometimes it randomly works if i jiggle with the lock.I have my door panel off so i can see inside. When I press the button on the outside I can see it move inside the door. It looks like its not hitting this piece of metal.When I stuck a screwdriver down there and pressed it this metal piece.The door unlocked. Sorry its pretty vague. I dont know the technical terms for anything.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 11:43 PM
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Get a can of spray lube and spray everything inside the door.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2012, 10:09 AM
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Could be a bent rod (linkage inside the door) or a defective latch mechanism. Latch mechanism can be rebuilt with a kit (latch and striker are the same for most full size and intermediate cars and light trucks). Rods get bent when the pop a lock "Expert" pulls to hard on the burglar bar tool used to grab the rod to open a locked door.

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