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Rear half door won't open. something inside broke

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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???


 
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You can take door panel off with door closed, just hard to do, short video here, with door open: youtube.com/watch?v=xSTeNol3kPg
You probably will need to remove lower seat belt bolt to get panel out of the way

Short video here of most likely issue: youtube.com/watch?v=FF3C2KxlKqk

Rusted out lower latch
 
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