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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-18-2018, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Can’t open driver door from the outside

Hi I have a 1986 Graduate I can’t open the driver door from the outside but could open it from the inside also this might help when I push the door firmly and pull hard on the exterior knob the door will open anybody has a clue how to fix this problem Thanks
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 03:06 AM
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does the outside door handle at least move normally when you pull it, or is it stuck?

As you can open it by pushing the door, I'd first check the latches on the door shuts...make sure they are tight.

Otherwise, this is a good thread on outer door handles:

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 06:37 AM
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I had the same problem. The old grease had stiffened up to the point the mechanism was binding. Both inner & outer handles and the linkage and pivots inside the door all needed to be lubed. Works line new now.

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