1996 Buick Regal 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 95200 miles
in our most recent hard freeze, the car iced all over. I poured cold water over the door seals to de-ice, and it seemed to work well.
this happened 3 times in one night (i worked overnight). In one of the last times I went to open the driver's door, it would not open, although it was de-iced. I'm afraid I may have been overzealous since, at one point I felt the handle go 'light'.
i went in from the other door and managed to open it freely from inside. Then I got to work and even that did not work.
in the thaw, door opens from the inside most easily.
the outer latch feels like it is simply pulling a 'retraction spring'.
yes, I think I broke a cable or something.
tried to remove inner door panel but nothing budged.
aside from going to a dealer, any recommendations would be heartily welcome. Thanx - curt
have the same problem?
Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 1:47 PM