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'91 Honda Accord, Broken Door Latch

Q: My daughter has a ‘91 Honda Accord EX 4 Door Sedan. The driver’s door will not open ever since we jacked the car up, using the proper jacking location. I don't think that had anything to do with it, because it seems that the inner latch rod must have come loose or is broken. Neither the outside or inside door latch seems connected. Worst of all, there is no way to get the door panel off with the door closed. Please if you can offer any information on how to get the door open so that I can remove the panel to find the problem, or how can I remove the panel with the door closed? ... Jim Riedinger

A: Don’t you just love it? We call that the “ever since you touch it” disorder. You can be working on one part of a vehicle and a totally unrelated part will break. I cannot relate the jacking of the vehicle to the door linkage falling apart. It’s just the fact you touched the car that it broke. Because the vehicle is a 4 door you are in some sort of luck. It means that you can get at the bolts that hold the seat in just a little easier. You’ll like that because to get the door panel off you have to remove the driver’s seat. With the seat out of the way you won’t have to be a contortionist to remove the door panel. But, you may want to call your chiropractor in advance for an appointment.

 
     
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