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1994 Ranger XLT Driver Side Lock Stuck

RangerRyan50

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My lock has been stuck on my ‘94 for a few years and I am sick of getting in the passenger side and reaching across to unlock the door. If I use the door handle from inside the truck it will unlock, but it will not unlock with the key. I tried the WD-40 trick and it did not work. The handle also feels a little looser on the driver side than the passenger side. Does anyone know how to fix this?
 


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Probably just a clip of some sort

Take the door panel off and inspect
 

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The door handle has a hinge pin which can slip out of position, becoming uncentered and letting one end come loose. Sounds like what you've got going on. Pull the door panel and see if you can get at it for a look. From that point it's easy to unbolt the handle assembly and get it out of the door where you can work on it, or replace it if needed.
 
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The lock cylinder and door handle are independent of each other, the lock cylinders corrode and then they dont turn. I've had reasonable success removing them and soaking in penetrating oil for a couple days. you don't even need to remove the door panel to get them out, there's a big clip on the edge of the door you can remove and the cylinder will then come out.
 

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