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Rear half door won't open. something inside broke

Old 01-18-2019
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Icon4 Rear half door won't open. something inside broke

Hey, I tried to open my back (suicide door) on my 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0. I felt something give. I thought it was just the cables attached to the door handle. However those are attached, I tried pulling them, but doesn't release the door. Unlikely I can get the door panel off since I can't open the door..... How SCREWED am I? anyone dealt with this???

Old 01-19-2019
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You can take door panel off with door closed, just hard to do, short video here, with door open:
You probably will need to remove lower seat belt bolt to get panel out of the way

Short video here of most likely issue:

Rusted out lower latch
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