Drivers side door will not open from inside or outside. Please advise any tricks to get it open.


Asked by Aug 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab SB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1997 Chevy 1500 with power windows and door locks. The drivers inside handle
broke. I am in process of fixing it when the door shut. Now it will not open from the inside
(pulling on the rod behind the panel) or from the outside door handle. The lock barely
moves but the window works fine. Are there any tricks to open the door so I can finish my

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Have you tried wiggling/pulling on the manual lock inside of door while trying to open it with the outside door handle?

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the outside door handle is very loose so I think the latch rod for the ouside handle has fallen off too.

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Remove screws from door panel and try to pop it away from the door enough to slide hand behind it to work latch. Going to be very tight squeeze but hopefully this will work for your.

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I can see the latch and get to it and i see how the inside handle rod is attahced and works. Please explain exactly what I am trying to manipulate to open the door. Thank you.

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Look at lock mech. Make sure it's in unlocked position. Then pull mech door handle is hooked to. If not unlocked door will not open.

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