1996 jeep cherokee sport Driver door wont open

Asked by Mar 10, 2013 at 03:09 PM about the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have pulled the door panel it isnt locked,
all of the parts seem to be working correctly,
im afraid its the actual claws that arent
moving when we try to use the door which
is hard to fix or look at because it wont
detatch from the pin to open the door. How
do i get this open without destroying it to fix
the problem

6 Answers

102,855

Spray WD40 or PB Blaster at the latch and keep working the rods to get it freed up. Once they are moving and the door opens, lubricate with real oil.

We have tried that we will try again...

21,845

with panel off,see what trys to move when unlocking,make sure it does flip the latch to the unlock position,kick from inside may be wedged

72,525

Check that the rod that goes from the interior door handle to the latch hasn't come off. There should also be a rod that goes from the latch to the exterior door handle. You'll need to make sure the door is unlocked. Work the rods by pushing or pulling them until the door pops open. You may have to push or pull hard as you don't have the leverage of the door handle working with you. HTH. - Jim

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Everything seems to move except the claw that latches on the pin. All of the rods are connected

72,525

Try lifting the door while you're working the rods. If the door is sagging due to worn hinges there may be too much pressure on the striker to get it to pop open. HTH. -Jim

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