2000 Buick Cent. Door problem

Tiny
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  • 2000 BUICK CENTURY
2000 Buick Century Custom (184K miles)
Door is unlocked and can be opened from the inside, but the outside handle doesnt open the door. Not sure how to proceed.
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Thursday, July 6th, 2006 AT 12:58 PM

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Tiny
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It's possible that the outside door handle has broken, or more likely that the linkage has come loose from the door handle. There is a plastic retainer that may have failed at the handle.
Have you ever been into a door before?

It's a matter of removing the interior trim panel.
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Friday, July 14th, 2006 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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Recommend getting a haynes or chilton's manual for your 2000 buick century.

It will explain how to get to the door latch.

It's around $15.00 and worth every penny if you're going to be doing work on the car yourself.
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Saturday, July 15th, 2006 AT 9:06 AM
Tiny
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Excellent advice! :)
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Saturday, July 15th, 2006 AT 1:42 PM
Tiny
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The plastic retainer was the issue. It was no trouble to remove a screw and a couple of bolts from the inside of the door. The door panel eased off and the plastic sheet was easily removed and replaced. I was amazed how easy it was. Took all of 15 minutes.

Thanks all.
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Saturday, July 15th, 2006 AT 9:37 PM
Tiny
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Great work! This stuff really Can be fun eh? :D
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Saturday, July 15th, 2006 AT 11:31 PM

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