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Old 04-30-2007
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I can not open my rear door

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this week-end I tried to open the rear half-door of passenger side of my Ranger 1999. The bottom latch is jam into the rust. The upper one is ok. I have removed the plastic linner inside the door and I have put lot of oil and WD-40 on the lath but it is already jam. I would like to change this latch but for changing it is necessary to open the door to remove the bolt under the door. Is it someone have a idea to open the door?

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try to pry it with a big screw driver and have someone yank on the door. worst case scenario you break it, but then again your changing it anyways.
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i have the same problem...i am just waiting for my cousin (who is a body man) to get some free time. mine is really jammed, probably going to pry up the bottom to get it unlached.
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ok what you need to do is take off that rubber cover thats on the lower part of the door... spray in there on the lower latch a good half can of PBblaster and let it soak... do this for a few hours...

then take a larger standard screw driver and go under the door right whre the latch should be... pry up while opening the doorhandle and pulling as hard as you can... takes ALOT of time but it will come... i ad the same problem
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What is the best way to pry it? It is not a problem to break the lacth but I don't want to break the door.

I already have put lot of stuff on the latch ( WD-40, a other rust product ). About PBlaster. It is a very good product. What is the brand of this product? Is it possible to find it in shop like NAPA?
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should be at almost all autoparts stores
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I have had finally result with my door. I had use brute force. Few good foot kick on the bottom of the door and it is open.

Thank you for your help
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Now put on your list of things to do to your truck each spring.... lube rear door hinges. :)
I think my list is four pages long now.
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