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Old 03-10-2009, 16:45   #1 (permalink)
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97 REG KA.Both doors wont open from outside

Hi Guys,

Im hoping someone can help me out here, My Mrs drives a Ka and recently both the passenger and drivers side soor have refused to open from the outside. They have always been a bit sticky but now have given up completly.
I have tried to remove the door trim but cannot remove the manual window winder to fully take of the trim. However I can see the locking mechanism which is housed in a metal box and glued with caulk or adhesive.It looks an absoloute nightmare to get at. What Im hoping is that Im missing the glaringly obvious. Has anyone any ideas.....
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:49   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 97 REG KA.Both doors wont open from outside

You can try WD40 or any other lubricant / penetrating oil spray into lock barrel and on linkage inside door . Sometimes by working back and forth and a little patience it works wonders .Saying that , a common fault is a spring on lock assembly inside door which breaks or comes off causing this problem . Quite a while since I done one , so not 100% sure on your car but the window winder handle was held on with a horse shoe clip behind handle on a lot of Fords .Push trim in and turn handle to see top of clip ,then catch with a hook and pull , should release handle . ( A bent split pin does as a hook ) This should let you remove trim and gain more access to see cause of fault . Hope this helps .
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:35   #3 (permalink)
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Fair play to ya logan, Ill give it a shot. cheers.
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