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Legacy 1990 passenger front door locked


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#1 stavan

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 01:19 PM

My Subaru Legacy 1990 LS FWD Sport 2.2 Standard S/W left hand front (passenger) door stays locked all the time (it used to work two weeks ago). Electronic unlock system seems to work but doesn't stay in unlocked position. When I put the key in the lock it could not turn. The only key that works is the one on the driver’s door. Any advice or suggestion how to repair the front passenger door are appreciated.
Thanks,
Stan


#2 Manarius

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 01:24 PM

Slam the door until it gets unjammed. It happens to my 1991 on occasion, I just slam it once or twice to unjam it.

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 01:40 PM

From the school of tap it gently with the heel of your shoe...:banana:

Slam the door until it gets unjammed. It happens to my 1991 on occasion, I just slam it once or twice to unjam it.



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Posted 22 July 2006 - 02:20 PM

From the school of tap it gently with the heel of your shoe...:banana:

I'm being honest though. Sometimes my passenger side door freezes as well. Takes a good slam to make it go away.

Could always shoot some lubricant in there too...


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Posted 22 July 2006 - 03:23 PM

My 1996 Legacy sedan's rear door is stuck closed. Can't open the door from inside or outside. I think a linkage popped loose. :rolleyes:

Going to have a LOT of fun removing teh inner door panel with the door closed.:mad:

#6 nipper

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 12:02 AM

My Subaru Legacy 1990 LS FWD Sport 2.2 Standard S/W left hand front (passenger) door stays locked all the time (it used to work two weeks ago). Electronic unlock system seems to work but doesn't stay in unlocked position. When I put the key in the lock it could not turn. The only key that works is the one on the driver’s door. Any advice or suggestion how to repair the front passenger door are appreciated.
Thanks,
Stan


you need a new door lock motor. These are motors ( i think) and not solenoids (takes less power to operate) and one of the internal switches are bad in the motor housing

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 07:20 AM

I have a 93 that going to the crusher. For $25, I'll pull the lock assy and send it to you!

Lmdew@hotmail.com

#8 Cougar

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 09:29 AM

I would check the wiring to the lock motor (solenoid?) since there may be a problem with it. Check the voltage getting to it when you activate the locks. Make sure it isn't mechanically jammed also.

I did some checking in my service manual and it calls it a lock actuator (for minds that need to know).

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 02:33 PM

Thank you everybody.
I am perfectly done by following Skip's article which is unbelievable accurate. I have no words to thank enough this person.
here is the reference:

> Here is your fix as Sea says it is rather common
> you do not have to buy a new lock assm.
http://www.geocities.com/hobiegary/locks.html

so happy,
Stan :banana:




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