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drivers door stuck closed

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by slammedb18acivic, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. slammedb18acivic

    slammedb18acivic Senior Member

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    one minute it works another it doesnt. shut my drivers side door for a second to get out of the car. Now its stuck, i have power options.. no nothing go caught in the door . It just wont open from the inside or outside. Has anyone ran into this problem and possibly have some type of solution besides welding it shut now... lol
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    let me guess... it stopped opening right after you went through the car wash??
     
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    I 'Sometimes' have this on my Civic. After looking at the mechanism I have found the one of the rods that connects the handles to the latch has got a little bent due to door Closing/Slamming etc. Also make sure that the handle in the out side is properly pushed back. May be the same as your problem, maybe not but certainly worth looking at.

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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    If it is freezing out where you are the doors are probably frozen shut. Either put it in the garage, or from the inside of the car hold the handle open and push as hard as you can to try to break it free. My crx's door used to do that sometimes. I had to kick it open a few times when it was cold out. Freaking rust bucket let too much water sit in the door jamb.
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    push the handels in the lock and unlock the car try to hear if the motor is working should fix it
     
  6. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    dukes of hazard anyone? happened to my car and it fixed itself. i assumed it just froze shut.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i had this problem once.

    turned out, that one of the bolts/screw that holds the latch plate to the doro came loose- so it was sticking out. i ended up just pushing the fuck out of it from the inside, and in doing so, put a nice scrape all the way out the swing of the door.

    opened it up, noticed the screw, tightened it back in.
     
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    with the door open use a screwdriver to pop the latch, then open the door handle, see if the internal mechanisms are acting properly, if they are then chances are its a latch problem...
     
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