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Old 19 Jul 2013, 05:05 pm
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Recently purchased a 2001 Cruiser for my girlfriend. This car sat for a while out in the open. Although mechanically sound even with 175+K miles on it. The problem is a previous owner very rarely used the back doors and they will not open either from inside or out. I am sure I am going to have to replace the latches on both sides. I got the interior panels off and tried to monkey with the rods to pop the doors, no luck. Any ideas on how to get these latches to disengage so I can get the door open to replace them? I have sprayed the hell out of them with PB Blaster. Thank you.
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Old 19 Jul 2013, 07:37 pm
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Default Re: Rear Door Latch Help

Well coming here is definately a good start.....
Originally Posted by DJStorm View Post
I have sprayed the hell out of them with PB Blaster.
That's the second best thing you did....Have you allowed it to soak for awhile,and then sprayed again???.....
Here is a helpful link to help you get the general idea of what you need to release it:
And this is a picture of the actual latch: PTrear_door_latch.jpg
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