Mechanics

MY VW TDI FRONT DOORS SOMETIMES STICK CLOSED THE INSIDE/OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLES OPERATE BUT THE DOORS WON'T OPEN EVEN IF THE DOOR IS PUSHED/PULLED, THIS GENERALLY OCCURS IN COLD WEATHER. THE DASHBOARD MOUNTED LOCK SWITCH MAKES THE DOOR LOCKS MOVE

1998 Volkswagen Jetta • 290,000 miles

My 1998 jetta TDI front doors sometimes stick closed, the inside/outside door handles operate, but the door will not open. The dashboard mounted locking switch makes the door lockes go up and down, but the door (or doors) still won, t open. Usually in cold weather. Sometimes they would work a hour later. What is wrong?
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Varieze
December 13, 2011.



Could be the door latch mechanism isn't operating properly. Remove the inner door panels and lubricate the latch mechanisms. Make sure the bushings don't allow excessive play.

Rivermikerat
Dec 13, 2011.