DOORS STICK CLOSED

  • Tiny
  • varieze
  • 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 locks 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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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 2:14 AM

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  • rivermikerat
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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.

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 2:54 AM

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