Door Will Not Open/Close, Door Binding, or Locks, Handles, or Cylinders Do Not Function

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DEFINITION: This diagnostic table is designed to address the mechanical diagnosis of the door latching system, which could include the inside and outside handles, latch rods/cables, latches, or latch cylinders.

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Did you perform the Diagnostic System Check – Vehicle?

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Document Title: Door Will Not Open/Close, Door Binding, or Locks, Handles, or Cylinders Do Not Function

diagnostic

door

system

inside

outside

latch

rods

check

vehicle

step

access

does

open

handle

properly

manual

lock

knob

unlock

smoothly

binding

switch

cylinder

loose

equipped

function

release

travel

position

cycle

damage

panel

trim

remove

gain

cable

lever

correct

condition

following

cold

weather

freezing

thaw

necessary

material

attached

pinched

kinked

improperly

installed

verify

striker

adjust

appropriate

procedure

replace

interference

required

internal

power

harness

connector

lubricate

does door

door open

step does

open outside

outside handle

inside handle

door latch

lock unlock

unlock latch

unlock door

latch door

latch function

step door

outside door

door handle

handle travel

trim panel

remove door

door trim

panel gain

gain access

inside door

handle cable

latch inside

check following

check handle

remove trim

panel check

properly attached

attached door

latch outside

installed correct

check inside

check lock

unlock lever

lever latch

door striker

check latch

latch cylinder

diagnostic system check

does door open

door open handles

step does door

door open outside

open outside handle

door open inside

open inside handle

door latch properly

lock unlock latch

keyless entry transmitter

cylinder lock unlock

unlock latch function

latch function smoothly

function smoothly binding

step door open

outside door handle

ensure damage outer

damage outer panel

handle travel release

door open remove

open remove door

remove door trim

door trim panel

trim panel gain

panel gain access

inside door handle

door handle cable

gain access door

door latch inside

latch inside door

handle foreign material

foreign material remove

material remove material

remove material necessary

remove trim panel

trim panel check

handle cable properly

cable properly attached

properly attached door

attached door latch

handle cable pinched

cable pinched kinked

improperly installed correct

installed correct correct

correct correct condition

check inside handle

panel check inside

lock unlock lever

unlock lever latch

check lock knob

trim panel correct

check internal resistance

manually latch screwdriver

check latch internal

latch internal binding

internal binding actuating

binding actuating latch

door handle lever

latch outside door

correct proceed accordingly

power lock unlock

door correct condition