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I am having an issue with my 2001 ford Taurus. It started when the door did not want to stay shut. People kept opening this door that would not stay shut so I then locked the door. Now this door which is on the driver back side will now not open. I have seen people with similar issues but no solution. I cannot remove the door panel due to a screw on the outter edge that requires the door to be open. Everytime I pull the door lock up, it goes right back to the locked position. Does anyone have a solution for this?
 

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Try pulling up harder on the handle when trying to open the door. If you get it open, lube everything you can get at with silicone or other non greasy lubricant. Then take off the panel and disconnect the wires to the electric door lock. Check also the auto-lock child-proofing function if it has one.
 

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I will definitely try that. Anything is better than I have at this point. I do not think it is the child lock though. It will not open from the inside or out. Thank you so much! I will post if that works.
 

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Probably out of alignment or rusty. Relieve the pressure by pushing in when lifting the handle. It should let go of the latch mechanism easily when pressure is relieved.

+1 Once open, check alignment and lube with dry grease. Wet will just collect dirt.
 

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I am having an issue with my 2001 ford Taurus. It started when the door did not want to stay shut. People kept opening this door that would not stay shut so I then locked the door. Now this door which is on the driver back side will now not open. I have seen people with similar issues but no solution. I cannot remove the door panel due to a screw on the outter edge that requires the door to be open. Everytime I pull the door lock up, it goes right back to the locked position. Does anyone have a solution for this?
Disconnect the battery and manually unlock door. Then you can work on it. Good luck.
 
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