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97 chevy silverado door K 1500


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mountaindew
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Jan 22, 2013, 12:48 PM

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97 chevy silverado door K 1500 Sign In

My drivers side door will not open from the inside.We took the door panel off and both rods are connected.I didnt know what to do so we put it back together and now the outside wont open either.How can I get it open to see what that problem is


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Jan 22, 2013, 6:54 PM

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Re: 97 chevy silverado door K 1500 Sign In

Usually what happens on those is the inside door handle lever bends. When it does that you have to pull harder on it to open the door. Eventually it will break from being pulled and bending too much. Replacing the inside door handle usually solves that issue.

As for the outside door handle they usually break and the handle flops around. Did you make sure the lock rod was installed properly?

Try pulling the inside door handle further back. You might get lucky and open the door.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Jan 22, 2013, 6:55 PM)


mountaindew
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Jan 23, 2013, 12:39 PM

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Re: 97 chevy silverado door K 1500 Sign In

I tried everything and wont move any.When I pull up on the outside handle it seems like it is locked.I pulled the inside back as far as it will go and nothing


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Jan 23, 2013, 4:43 PM

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If you use the key on the outside door lock, does it feel like the lock cylinder rod is connected?





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mountaindew
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Jan 23, 2013, 5:54 PM

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Re: 97 chevy silverado door K 1500 Sign In

It feels the same way it would if it was locked


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Jan 23, 2013, 6:03 PM

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Re: 97 chevy silverado door K 1500 Sign In

Hmm... your going to have to remove the door panel to get in there and see what happened. There is a chance you may end up breaking the panel getting it out. Haven't done an inop latch on one of those that requires getting the panel off with the door closed, so can't really give you any advice other than if you can pry the top of the panel from the window belt molding, you might be able to get it back enough to get in there.





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Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 25, 2013, 2:52 AM

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Re: 97 chevy silverado door K 1500 Sign In

For whatever reason a door won't open I have no luck at not breaking sometime to get in there.

I think most of that panel will just pull off, just plastic zip things, not certain but likely - T







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