door latch will not release1971 Olds Cutlass

Asked by Apr 08, 2017 at 09:19 AM about the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the pass. door on my 1971 Olds cutlass will not open  door panel off, interior
and exterior latches both move the latch, but it will not release.  How do I fix
this?

2 Answers

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You should be able to open the door by pulling on the rods right? Those rods are probably stretched and just need a little bending to shorten them up to the latch.

I can reach in the door and manually activate the latch mechanism without releasing the latch- also, the outside door latch is off the car, and the lever that activates from that side can be depressed without unlatching. Not the rods.

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