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1991 Jeep Wrangler

Interior problem
1991 Jeep Wrangler 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 86456 miles

My driver side door is stuck closed the handle on the inside doesn't open the door and the handle outside is in the open position
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Dcn
March 2, 2010.




Just pondering your situation. See my profile. Me--CJ guy.

Looking at exploded view of hard door (Chilton '45-'87. CJs and Wrangler).I see there is a plate (on inside) over door directly behind Outside handle--it wraps around rearward and sorta covers " latch" area too. Denying straight across access to outer handle.

Can you remove inner handle, (1)repair rod, loose or broken (2) Grab rod w/ pliers, pull it and open door?

This works sometimes to get open: IF inner handle " FEELS" like it is still connected to rod (not just handle spring tension). You OR Pal hold inner handle open. The other deliver a good swift kick (from inside) to REAR or door!

I HATE TORX Fasteners!--HAVE replaced most of mine w/ stainless regular hex bolts, got a trick for removal of tough Torx screws (before you break tool or muff inside of screw up). Last OPTION I HAVERemove door hinges to door. BEST ONES are probably the foward end of your hinges (less screws---- 2 top, 2 bottom) You might also be able to " BACK-HOLD" these inside the cockpit. ( IF Latch will allow itsself to be pulled free
at rear of door)

Have some manuals w/Wrangler included, can maybe offer more help/ how not to destroy your body / paint / etc. Let me know how you fare.

All my CJs have been soft top. This could never happen to mine!

Love, Turddog

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Mar 2, 2010.


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