"Jamielouise" <ljmcintyre482.DeleteThis@msn.com> wrote in message
>o yeah lots of penetrating oil has been used and and he's tried to gently
> (kick) it open.
Well that's not good, here's the other things they had to say about it:
>It's usally the lower latch that sticks, i have to lube mine all the time.
>I bought mine with both door stuck. Get a can of >penetrating oil with the
>plastic straw on it and spray it in from the end as close to the latch as
>you can. Let it soak and then >yank on the door. Good luck
>1/2 can of WD-40, 1 hour, and about 50 really hard kicks (my wife stood out
>side the truck holding the latch and tugging on >it while i was inside
>kicking it like a mule) and they came loose. luckily i never damaged the
>inside panal, but i was prepared >to. better keep them well lubed up for
>now on. thanks alot for the advice.
>That's how i wanted to tell ya to open them but i didn't want to scare you
>There is an 8 mm bolt/nut that holds the actuating mechanism inside the
>quad door. When the door gets hard to open, that >needs Locktite and
>retightening. Be careful with the cable when you pull the door panel off,
>mine broke and I had to buy a >new cable.
>Remove the screws that hold the handle in the door jamb, then pull the
>handle and move it up and down to pull the rods a >little extra, if that
>doesnt work you can access the rods to the latches directly by removing the
>handle, then pull the rods with >vice grips.
Maybe Denny or Mike will have some better options for you. Good luck to
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